This exciting one way adventure, will see us cover a miniumum of 180 nautical miles and experience the strong tidal streams along the Spanish coast and the Straits of Gibraltar. There will also be some night sailing involved.
From the starting point of Marina Gelves, just outside Seville city centre we'll make our way along the heavily tidal River Guadalquivir. Tidal calculations and careful navigation will be required to avoid the testing shallows and also the commerical shipping and fishermen toward Chipiona at the mouth of the river. From here we head South toward the historic city of Cadiz. Beyond Cadiz cross the haunting Trafalgar Banks where Admiral Nelson met his nemesis, and then onto Tarifa at the junction of the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Then we turn east into the second busiest waterway in the world which seperates Europe and Africa. Some 20 miles along the coast we arrive in Queensway Quay Marina in Gibraltar. There will be several stops along the way to sample traditional Spanish fare and to ensure we keep our batteries charged!
Why not consider arriving in Seville a day or so early and leaving Gibraltar a day or two later. You could combine two city breaks and an exciting sailing trip with just one week off work!
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 simple bus ride or short 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 a wilingness to have some fun.
Starts: 20:00 onwards on Sunday 12th July 2020 at Puerto Gelves Marina, Seville
Ends: 16:30 on Saturday 18th July 2020 at Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar
Starts: 20:00 onwards on Sunday 13th September 2020 at Puerto Gelves Marina, Seville
Ends: 16:30 on Saturday 19th September 2020 at Queensway Quay Marina, Gibraltar
Event cost: £699
How to book?
It's easy! Just select the adventure date you want below. Click on book, confirm that this is the adventure and date you want, and then complete your details on our secure online booking system. A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your adventure starts.