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Watch: ARC 2023

European Mile Builder – Sao Jorge 2024

• Leg 1: 20th to 26th Sept 2024 – A Coruña, Spain to Gibraltar (600 NM)
The first leg leaves A Coruña and takes the boat along the Portuguese coast to Gibraltar

• Leg 2: 27th Sept to 8th Oct 2024 – Gibraltar to Malta (983 NM)
One of our longer sails, this is an excellent way to gain miles in a short period of time

• Leg 3: 27th Oct to 5th Nov 2024 – Malta to Gibraltar (983 NM)
This is a challenging leg that takes you along the North African Coast, you’ll most likely experience all kinds of sailing conditions from being becalmed to strong winds and big seas.

Although it is not a planned stop, due to weather conditions the crew needed to stop in Algeria last year. Without anyone having a visa, the crew were not allowed to leave a small area of the marina. They made the most out of the situation, ordering pizza and playing touch rugby! This year, we will have either the skipper or an apprentice on board with a visa so they can make any supply runs necessary. It is not necessary for crew members to get this visa, but worth looking into.

• Leg 4: 6th to 12th Nov 2024 – Gibraltar to Las Palmas (730 NM)
Our most popular leg, this normally downwind sail gives you champagne sailing conditions and a perfect way to get to the ARC start line.

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  • Crew positionMile building

  • Availability 20 Sep 2024 until 11 Nov 2024

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelFirst 40.7

  • Length12 metres

  • Berth10

  • Sailing from General (Europe) , A Coruña

  • Sailing to Spain , Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionMCA Coded Racer cruiser that has been properly maintained and upgraded. She is one of the last First 40.7's to be made and is in excellent condition. Equipped for Symmetric, Asymmetric and Code Zero Spinnakers, she is versatile enough to comfortably handle a huge range of conditions.

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  • Age41

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    RYA Dinghy Instructor
    RYA Yachtmaster
    STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
    ENG1 cert.

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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Great Experience!


Great Experience, great guys!

18th Sep 2020

Sailed with them across the Atlantic in 2019.


The boat was well taken care of, had enough safety gear. Neil -the skipper- was awesome, I learned a lot. Recommended.

2nd Jun 2020

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