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Summer 2024 North Atlantic Azores / UK

North Atlantic - Summer 2024 - long distance sailing trips
REF - CB55728


We will sail in the North Atlantic for Mile building and Yacht Master qualifying passages, as well as some more cruising and relaxed legs, in one to two weeks sailing trips, organised as follows :
Pre season sea trials and new sails break in : Last week of April, Bay of Biscay.

The sailing season is formed by ten consecutive legs, each one to two week duration as follows :

#1 Aviles - Terceira : 10 days- 1100 Nm (14 - 24 may)

Take a leap of an Atlantic crossing with this oceanic trip, in between Asturias and the Azores. Along the coast to catch the Portuguese winds and then rounding to the West, into the magnificent swell of the high sea.

#2 Terceira - UK or France (TbD) - 10 days - 1200 Nm (27 May-06 June)

In this mostly downwind voyage we will do our best to keep a good pace, fly spinnakers, our brand new reacher and maybe break a record.

#3 W Europe - Scotland- 1 week- 500 Nm (10-18 June)

Along the western coast of Ireland, we will explore St Kilda islands, as well as the outer Hebrides.

#4 Hebrides - Orkneys Shetland - 2 weeks- 900 Nm (21/06 - 04/07)

Explore the Viking kingdom of the Isles, and enjoy the friendly welcoming of their inhabitants, in between refreshing and short legs.

#5 Canceled due to unfavorable weather pattern

#6 Canceled due to unfavorable weather pattern

#7 (Bergen) - Shetlands - Orkneys - Wick- 10 days- 500 Nm (20-30 August)

Back into the Norwegian Sea, we will call into these beautiful gems of the North, ending our trip in East Scotland.

#8 Stornoway - Inner Hebrides - Belfast - 1 week- Coastal(31/08 - 09/09)

Going t through the Loch Ness, these relaxed cruise will bring us into the sea of Hebrides, until Belfast.

#9 Belfast - Canal `st George - Roscoff (France) or Avilès (Spain) - 10 days - 500 Nm (13-24 sept)

The last trip of the season, surrounded by Celtic lands, will end on the magnificent coast of Asturias, after crossing the infamous bay of Biscay.

Prices are per trip/week per crew member. It includes accommodation, food, fuel, satcoms and marina fees.

Ranges from 2000€ to 3000€. Contact us for more details.
For offshore legs, you ideally will have spent at least few nights at sea, and have experienced some strong or heavy weather conditions for a significant amount of time.
For coastal legs even few experienced sailors will be fine. 

Total crew will be 4-6 people for efficient and fast sailing and various training opportunities.

We will do celestial navigation training and practise. We will go into every aspect of managing a boat and a crew when offshore over a long duration.
We will do several foresail changes, reefing, and flying spinnakers, trying to get the best from our boat.

Preferably no heavy smokers on board for the comfort of every one ; and of course no alcohol at sea, and no drugs at all on the boat.
Looking forward to sail with you !!

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  • Crew positionMile building

  • Type of workPermanent

  • Availability 13 May 2024 until 20 Sep 2024

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

  • InterviewPhone interview
    We will arrange a date and time that is convenient for us both

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • ClassificationDhoni

  • Make/modelBaltic 55

  • Length17 metres

  • Berth6

  • Sailing from General (Europe) , ## See sailing plan in the advert ##

  • Sailing to General (Europe) , ## See sailing plan in the advert ##

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionGRYNING is a fast, comfortable and seaworthy 55 ft BALTIC YACHT, prepared for expeditions in remote areas : - 16.7 m long, 5m width, weighting 22 tons ; - Wide and cosy saloon ; - Fully equipped kitchen- - 3 cabins with en suite shower/toilets ; - Single beds, with nice bedding furnished ; - Professional quality foldable Kayaks ; - Two dinghies for safe and efficient landings ; - Full set of composite QUANTUM Sails, for ultimate sailing experience ; - Water, food and Fuel for 4 weeks in complete autonomy ; - YANMAR 125 Hp Engine Thermal insulation, well sheltered cockpit, and two separate efficient heating systems (RELEKS stove at mooring, EBERSPACHER 8kW at sea). Standing rigging replaced in 2022, as well as new mainsail.

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  • NationalityFrench

  • Age57

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of Italian

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    Boat Operator Licence
    Commercial Driver
    RYA Yachtmaster
    Safety at Sea/Sea Survival
    STCW Fire Fighting
    Dive Master

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Aviles to Azores


Joined Stephane for a passage from Aviles to the Azores, which I used as my Ocean qualifying passage. I was made very welcome on board his very well maintained and comfortable boat from the start. Stephane runs a very happy and relaxed boat and goes out his way to make sure that you are well looked after and well fed on passage. Stephane has a wealth of maritime knowledge which I certainly benefited from both by observation and discussion. I would not hesitate to recommend sailing with Stephane and I’m contemplating doing so again if he does ventures into the high latitudes.

26th May 2023

Excellent Captain, Incredible Company


I stayed with Stephane for about a month in 2018. He welcomed me onto his boat and treated me like family. Working with him was a genuine pleasure, and his passion for sailing and the sea is contagious. I would highly recommend a trip with him and the Grynning to any person wishing to get out on the water.

6th Jan 2019

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