North Atlantic Viking Loop
Spring 2021 : Qualifying passage for YachtMaster Ocean included (Reykjavik - Oban) Total 2000 Nm Offshore in six passages in between Iceland, Scotland, Faeroes and back to Iceland. This is oceanic sailing, the routes are ideal for fast and fun sailing. We support and practise all aspects of offshore sailing.
Split into seven legs, each about one week duration as follows :
#1 : 3rd - 5th May - Isafjordur - Reykjavik : 230 nm - 24/48h sailing (calling in Patreksfjordur or Olafsvik)
#2 : 8th - 13th May - YM Ocean Qualifying passage Reykjavik - Oban : 750 nm - 4/5 days - 2 500 €
#3 : haul-out maintenance in Oban
#4 : 23rd - 28th May - Coastal cruise Oban - Kinlochbervie - Stromness (Orkney) : 300 nm - 6 days - 2 000 €
+ Option - Orkney Folk Festival in Stromness 28,29,30 May + 300 €
#5 : 31st May - 6th June - Offshore sailing Orkney - Shetland - Faeroes : 350 nm - 7 days - 2 500 €
#6 : 8th - 12th June - Offshore trip Thorshavn - Klaksvik - Seyðisfjörður : 400 nm - 5 days - 1 500 €
#7 : 13th - 17th june - Coastal trip in Iceland Seyðisfjörður - Siglufjörður - Isafjörður : 300 nm - 4 days - 1 000 €
Prices are all inclusive (accommodation, food, fuel, satcoms and marina fees), except alcohol.
With skipper and professional first mate.
For offshore legs, you ideally will have spent at least few nights at sea, and have experienced some strong or heavy weather conditions for a significant time. For coastal legs even beginners will be fine.
Total crew will be 6-8 people for efficient and fast sailing and various training opportunities.
We will do celestial navigation training and practise. We will go into every aspect of managing a boat and a crew when offshore over a long duration. We will do several foresail changes, reefing, and flying spinnakers.
Preferably no heavy smokers ; and of course no alcohol at sea, and no drugs at all....
Female first mate is already hired, and we strongly encourage more female crew to join us!