This is a holiday dedicated to
- Sailing School
Brief description of the holiday
On this sailing expedition you will discover the Wollaston and Cape Horn Islands. Following we will sailing in the places touched by Darwin during his travels, in the land of the Tierra del Fuego: small bays, the Glaciers Holland and Italy in the fjords of the Chilean glaciers. Protagonists of our photos will be the colonies of penguins, sea lions, teh condor, the legendary albatross, and the whales. From Usuaia to Puerto Williams, then to Puerto Toro to cross, by weather permitting, the Nassau bay and reach the Island Horn. We will return to the north and once landed in Puerto Williams, we will ask for the new clearance, then we will sailing in the direction of the Cordillera Darwin. Note: this sailing expedition may be subject to change due to weather and sea conditions. In the event of weather forecasts or adverse conditions, any decision falls to the Skipper who will carefully assess the situation and, following safety criteria, will try to respect the program as much as possible.
Check out your new sailmates!
Ovno 395 Alubat
Cutter Ovni 395-42 of 12.77m., Category CE 'A' (Unlimided Ocean Voyages), designed by Philippe Briand, built by the Alubat shipyard.
The robust aluminum alloy hull (5083 - H111), the drift and the mobile rudder blade make it a light, comfortable, particularly robust and safe sailing ship. During the construction phase, the interior fittings were modified, a further diesel tank was welded (one third in 2011, well protected to keep the oil at the internal temperature of the boat), a sails were obtained with access from the bridge, added winches and increased the standards , added a third headstay (mobile) to use turpentine of 5 square meters, mounted steps to the mast, replaced the fixed triple with a MaxProp (kept the triple for navigation in the ice), set up a sturdy canopy, appropriate a bowsprit, mounted a wind generator and two solar panels, added a black water tank, thermally insulated the hull, mounted a watermaker and anything else to improve the quality of life on board and safety in navigation. In essence, this Ovni is designed, equipped and suitable to navigate in remote areas and cars sufficient for long periods. The sailing ship was suitable to be conducted in solitary: the sail plan cutter (yankee stretchers and staysail, full batten mainsail with rapid reduction from the cockpit) is balanced and well manageable from the cockpit. The mobile drift allows access where other ships can not get: it is possible to repair in rivers, lagoons, shallow waters or dry or voluntarily beach.
With this sailboat, cedutomi in use without limits, I have since 2007 many Capo Horn and navigations through the Drake Channel to and from the Antarctica.
Equipment: 24M Radar. with ChartPlotter, Ray 6001 Plus pilot, Honda 2KW generator, Epirb with GPS, 3 anchors, Iridium satellite, Refleks diesel stove, Spectra watermaker, Lomac 340 inflatable boat, 2 Yamaha outboards.
Our trip starts here
Ushuaia, Terra del Fuoco, Argentina
Wednesday 13 March from 9:00 until the Wednesday 13 March at 9:00
Our trip concludes here
Ushuaia, Terra del Fuoco, Argentina
Monday 25 March from 13:00 until the Monday 25 March at 13:00
Other important information
This expedition is exclusively for sports and recreational activities. Participants must be 'sailors' and will be part of the crew-member. Participants must be in good health and mobility in order to take part in a sporting sailing expedition, as they will have to rely only on themselves during the expedition. Who is not suitable for these conditions is advised not to take part in this expedition, as this could lead to an unacceptable risk and interfere with the enjoyment of others on board or compromise the completion of the trip. Participants must obtain a personal injury insurance policy, as provided for by the others and stipulated in the Conditions and Terms that will be sent prior to confirmation. The proposal complies with the regulations in the sailing area, which does NOT authorize charter activities. The amount of extra costs is € 1,000 per participant and must be handed to the skipper on the day before boarding. Included in the costs is the registration to the VFM CLUB.
Payment and conditions.
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Cancellations: if the holiday has not been confirmed, you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund.
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Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the booking fee.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the booking fee.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from/to embarkation/disembarkation port
Extra expenses for this trip.
In addition to the booking fee, there will be some additional expenses that you may incur during your trip. Potential expenses have been listed below.
- Meals on board
- Mooring fees
- Drinks on board
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday is approximately, oltre 300€ per person.