Canary Islands Yacht Holiday Cruise

Canary Island Yacht Sailing Holiday

How does a week yacht sailing charter with one of our fantastic Skippers in the Canaries grab you? A bit of sail cruising for a holiday in the warmth during the dismal days of winter – now that thought is a tonic in itself!

P1000150 - CopyJust picture it – good company, one of our Skippers (looking like Buster or Paul – or both) to teach, help, guide and mentor you in those areas you may feel require attention and if you are accumulating miles for the logbook – some tidal miles to count towards your next certificate. Whether you want tuition for beginners, guidance for someone working towards MCA  / RYA Yachtmaster level or just to relax and have a chilled out holiday with someone taking the responsibility our instructors will give you confidence to fulfill your aspirations. The area has fantastic sea life and is a ‘hotspot’ for pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins. Being close up to these wonderful creatures from your own boat is just awe inspiring!

Canary Island Skippered Charter:

When
January 31st – 7th February 2015
Approximate Cost: £570 + Flight
Flights: - Tenerife
check out Norwegian (£175 – £200)   Easyjet (£160 – £200)

Approximate cost based upon 6 clients on 45 foot yacht.

We already have our club windsurf trip going out to Fuertaventura in the first week of February so we are looking at tacking this week just prior so we do not get hit with the humongous half term flight price hike.

Canary Island Sailing Yacht Charter

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The Yachts
We would be chartering  larger style yachts from Tenerife to give us more comfort and space aboard – something 45 feet and above with 4 double cabins and a maximum of 6 guests aboard meaning we don’t have to use the saloon area and can keep it free for socialising.

The Location
Our exploring will take us to the lessor known Canary Islands to the west with larger cruising distances (about 45nm between Islands) than those normally experienced in the Mediterranean. The acceleration zone between the Islands means increased winds and we can fly across these stretches especially when on a beam reach and with a larger hull size normally averaging 7-8 knots.

Islands you may not have heard of before such as La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma are all fantastic small islands with their own distinct local identity and Canary Island culture  - a far cry from the ‘Brits abroad’ locations of the larger Islands capitals. Buster remembers first exploring these fantastic islands by yacht in the early 80′s and he loved them (yawn… ‘good ol days’ … don’t get him started) – Paul first visited in the late 90′s!

El Hierro is a nature reserve that covers less than 300 square kilometers, a fantastic attractive beautiful island with contrasting landscapes with volcanic vistas, green lush grassland and pine forests. The rugged cliff coastline meets the divers paradise of clear blue waters that teams with sea life.

La Palma has great bays and small coves to explore and La Gomera has a beautiful interior and is home to a special language - Silbo Gomero - which is an unique whistling language.

Temperatures
It is a great sailing location with great temperatures in January with air averaging around 20′C and the crystal clear waters similarly at 20′C. Wind is generally predictable with the NE trades blowing and the gaps between islands and local topography causing a venturi effect or ‘acceleration zone’ for an increase of wind strength.

Food
Seafood is excellent and steaks are brilliant! The wine is special too! Plenty of excellent restaurants ashore and we will also eat aboard – all food on board is included.

So, if you fancy coming along on this yacht sailing trip in great company, getting some ace instruction along the way, adding some tidal miles to your logbook – have a word with us. Please - Do not book your flights until your berth has been confirmed. We need to act fast!

What you get:

  • 7 Days aboard yacht
  • Food on board.
  • Fuel & gas
  • Professional Skipper
  • Shared cabin
  • Bedding
  • End of week cleaning
  • Asymmetric spinnaker (where available)

Either drop us an email at infobn@datchetwatersports.co.uk

or ring us on our yachting hotline 02380 016450 or at the centre 01753 683990.

 

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