Patagonia - Ushuaïa
Travelers of every age are welcome
2 more travelers and this holiday will be confirmed
4 spots available
This is a holiday dedicated to
- Sailing School
Brief description of the holiday
Cape Horn, the Everest of sailors, has always had a special
attraction on restless and adventurous spirits.
The legendary Cape was the scene of terrible shipwrecks and large enterprises. In this navigation you will be able to observe in the air grazing superb albatrosses. Sailing from Ushuaia, after a bureaucratic stop in Puerto Williams, the navigation provides a stopover in Puerto Toro, the southernmost community in the world. Following, depending on the weather conditions, we can cross the Bahia Nassau and then anchor in the cove Martial or Maxwell and finally sailing to Cape Horn.
Note: the sailing expedition may be subject to change due to weather and sea conditions. Please note that in the event of meteorological forecasts or adverse conditions, any decision falls to the Skipper who will carefully evaluate the situation regarding the specific navigation area and, following safety criteria, will try to respect the program as much as possible.
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 28 November from 9:00 until the Wednesday 28 November at 9:00
Our trip ends here
Ushuaia, Terra del Fuoco, Argentina
Tuesday 4 December from 13:00 until the Tuesday 4 December at 14:00
Other useful information
This expedition is intended exclusively for sports and recreational
Participants must be 'sailors' and will be part of the crew (crew-member, "tripulantes"). Participants must be in good health and general mobility in order to take part in a sporting sailing expedition on board the boat, 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 sailing 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 itself.
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 € 500 per participant and must be handed over to the skipper on the day before
Payment and conditions.
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Knowing which expenses are included and which ones are not will allow you to have a complete picture of the total cost.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from/to embarkation/disembarkation port
Extra expenses to be paid during the holiday
In addition to the participation fee that will be paid directly online, here below are listed the expenses that you will need to pay onboard.
- Meals on board
- Mooring fees
- Drinks on board
The total amount of extra expenses for the whole duration of the holiday will be about oltre 300€ per person.