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Heavy Weather Training – Bay of Biscay | Plymouth to La Coruna

$1750/ £1390

September 10 – 16 2017

Depart: Plymouth
Arrive: La Coruna
Length: 7 days, 6 nights
Focus: Heavy Weather Training.


Join Sea Dragon as we cross the Bay of Biscay home to some of Europe’s most fearful weather. Before we leave Plymouth you’ll learn how to set storm sails, practice heaving-to and experiment with lying to a Jordan Series drogue. Then we’ll head to sea, across the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel, past Ile d’Oussant and across the Bay of Biscay. It will likely be a lovely trip, but if it’s not, you’ll be more than ready!

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 10: Crew joins the vessel at 1400 in Plymouth, England – safety briefings, introductions, move in

September 11: Sail training and practicing heavy weather tactics, possibly depart for La Coruna (weather dependant)

September 12: Depart for La Coruna, underway

September 13: Underway to La Coruna

September 14: Underway to La Coruna

September 15: Arrive La Coruna

September 16: Crew can depart by 1000

Contribution Includes:
– 6 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 Plymouth or La Coruna
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

All crew members will require a passport from their home country that will allow them to travel to and from the UK and Spain. Please look into the specific type of visa you need: www.travel.state.gov/visa.