This exciting, one-way adventure will see you traveling through the tempestuous straits of Gibraltar into the Atlantic. Once past the peninsula of Tarifa you will head north west past the haunting Trafalgar Banks where Admiral Nelson met his Nemesis and on toward Cadiz and Beyond to Chipiona. From here you will enter the mouth of the river Guadalquivir and head inland along the tricky reaches of the river to the City of Seville. There will be several stops in marinas along the coast to sample the Spanish hospitality and ensure your batteries are sufficiently charged. The Final leg from Chipiona to Seville is just over 60 miles (tidal) so a perfect skippered passage for aspiring yachtmasters!
During the trip we will cover a minimum of 180 nautical miles and experience the strong tidal streams in the Straits of Gibraltar and along the Spanish coast. There will most likely be some night sailing. The River Guadalquivir is heavily tidal and requires very careful navigation, not only to avoid the shallows but to avoid the commercial shipping and fishermen. Once into the upper reaches of the river there are some tricky tidal calculations required which your skipper will be happy to demonstrate.
You will arrive at your destination port of Marina Gelves, about 3 miles from the centre of Seville on Friday evening in time to head into the city for some relaxation.
Why not consider arriving in Gibraltar a day or so earlier and leaving Seville a day or two later. You can combine two city breaks and an exciting sailing trip with just one week off work! Hotels in both locations are plentiful and reasonably priced.
Alternatively, this adventure is part of a two way event, so you could consider doing the round trip from Gibraltar to Seville, a couple of days sightseeing and then the return leg from Seville to Gibraltar. Perfect for budding Yachtmasters in need of some milebuilding!
If you fancy brushing up on your theory beforehand, or even doing your Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory before your adventure, we offer RYA theory courses online. So if you like the idea of doing your theory in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, take a look at our online theory courses.
Flights to and from both Gibraltar and Seville are reasonably priced and transfers from the airport to the yacht are a bus ride or taxi ride away.
- Professional Skipper / Instructor
- Accommodation on board
- Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and dinner whilst underway
- Safety equipment
- Mooring fees and fuel
- All charts and publications
None! Just a sense of humour and the willingness to have some fun.
Starts: From 20:00 onwards on Sunday 5th July 2020 at Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar
Ends: 16:30 on Saturday 11th July 2020 at Puerto Gelves Marina, Seville
Starts: From 20:00 onwards on Sunday 6th September 2020 at Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar
Ends: 16:30 on Saturday 12th September 2020 at Puerto Gelves Marina, Seville
Event cost: £699
How to book:
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