Galician Fling | La Coruna to Lanzarote

 

$2950/£2340
Sept 17 – Oct 2, 2017

Depart: La Coruna
Arrive: Lanzarote
via: Madeira,
Length: 16 days, 15 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing, Exploring,  Sailing Skills, YM Ocean.

ENQUIRE

New sailing opportunity!

Are you interested in joining the crew?

 NO experience is needed, but a Passion for adventure is a MUST!

Come on this amazing Gaelic adventure with Sea Dragon, as we sail from La Coruna to Lanzarote. Meet us in the beautiful Galician city of La Coruna, the home to the Tower of Hercules, the oldest Roman lighthouse still in use, where you’ll come aboard and  we’ll go out for a training sail, and, weather depending,  stop at one of the beautiful Spanish Rias Baixas, either Vigo or Pontevedra? Then it’s off for a spot of whale and dolphin watching as we head offshore, running down the coast of the Iberian Peninsula, a coastline inundated with huge pods of these beautiful and majestic creatures.  We’ll arrive at the mountainous island of Madeira, and sample its famous wine, toboggan ride, and beautiful location. After which it’s all aboard Sea Dragon and back out to sea and sail to the Ilhas Selvagens, home to what Jacques Cousteau said was the clearest water he had ever found in his travels. Our journey comes to a close with the last sail on to Lanzarote, the hot, volcanic desert island which has a long history of art and sculpture, and spectacular volcanic wines. Here we will bid you a fond adieu! Au revoir! Adios! Chao, armed with some amazing memories, new friends, and a winter tan to die for!a

You will experience every aspect of life at sea as we navigate the Atlantic, learning, honing seamanship, sailing, and passage making skills.

* If you’re working towards your Yachtmaster Ocean, this passage is for you, our seasoned crew will help practice your celestial navigation and involve you in the daily routines and watch standing on board.*

Eric Loss – Skipper

Eric has been sailing competitively since his time as a young mariner and in 2011 he sailed around the world single-handed and told his story in Loss at Sea.

Eric has been Captain on board Sea Dragon since January 2013 and he loves to facilitate the understanding of and connection to the sea for all of those who come on board.

Shanley McEntee – First Mate

Shanley has been all over the world and covered over 40,000 miles on all different types of sailing yachts and loves to do everything from scuba diving to surfing to swimming.

With a degree in Environmental Policy and Marine Science, Shanley continues to explore the world and the different issues mother earth faces. She’s full time with Sea Dragon as First Mate since January of 2013.

 

September 17: Crew join the vessel at 1400 in La Coruna, Spain – safety briefings, introductions, move in – safety briefings, introductions, move in

September 18: Depart for Sea, Sail to Ria de Vigo/Pontevedra

September 19: Explore Ria de Vigo/Pontevedra, Depart for Madeira

September 20 – 23: Underway to Madeira

September 24: Arrive in Madeira

September 25: Crew Departing, disembark  by 1000; remaining crew – Afternoon shore leave

September 26: New Crew joins the vessel at 1400 in Madeira, Portugal – Safety briefings, introductions, move in

September 27: Depart for Ilhas Selvagens

September 28: Arrive Ilhas Selvagens

September 29: Explore Ilhas Selvagens

September 30: Depart for Lanzarote

Oct 1: Arrive Lanzarote

Oct 2: All Crew depart 1000

Contribution Includes:
– 15 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
– All meals, snacks and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from La Coruna, or Lanzarote
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port or onshore

Kit: Temperate/high Latitude

All crew members will require a passport and visas from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from UK, Spain and Portugal by sea. Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea: www.travel.state.gov/visa.