£179 per person
Runs 10pm to 4pm on selected midweek and weekend dates from April to September
Whitbread 60 Blueprint, formerly Intrum Justitia was built in 1992 for the 1993/4 Whitbread Around the World Race. Skippered by Lawrie Smith from the second leg onward, she finished 2nd and walked away with an impressive new world record, for the number of miles sailed by a monohull yacht in 24 hours - 428.7 miles!
The Whitbread Round the World Race, which became the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001 is the toughest Ocean Race, sending the fleet of super fast boats with the prevailing winds around the Globe. The course is deliberately plotted through some of Earth’s most inhospitable environments, through massive ocean swells, iceberg and growler strewn Southern Ocean Seas, and screaming storms around the Capes on this 33,000 mile, 9 month challenge.
Sailing 24hours a day, the 12 person crews suffer for speed. Fresh food, mattresses, pillows, and any personal items are left on the dock, even toothbrushes are sawn in half to save weight.
The winning crew doesn’t get a cash prize, but they do get a trophy and perhaps sailing’s best bragging rights.
Our Whitbread 60 is a MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency) commerically coded vessel. Due to the size of our vessels and number of passangers we take, we are inspected for coding every year by an external YDSA MCA Coding Level 1 Surveyor. Every season she also has a full refit, which includes lifting her from the water, mast out and professional rig checks, mechanical rebuilds and servicing.