Winter Sailing Offer | Plymouth to Lanzarote
via: La Coruna, Madeira,
Length: 23 days, 22 nights
Focus: Adventure Sailing, Exploring, Sailing Skills, YM Ocean.
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 adventure with Sea Dragon, as we sail from Plymouth to Lanzarote. Before leaving Plymouth we will prepare you for the journey ahead, then it’s across the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel, past Ile d’Oussant and across the Bay of Biscay, home to some of Europe’s most fearful weather. After a well-deserved stop in La Coruna, the Galician city that is home to the Tower of Hercules, the oldest Roman lighthouse still in use, and picking up new crew, 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!
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 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
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 13-14: Underway to La Coruna
September 15: Arrive La Coruna
September 16: Crew departing, disembark by 1000; remaining crew – Afternoon shore leave.
September 17: New 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
– 22 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 Lanzarote
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port or onshore
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.