Southampton-Biscay-Portugal Mile Builder

£970 Book

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This course offers you the chance to log plenty of sea miles towards your Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore and experience some unforgettable offshore sailing.

Course Duration:

Approximately ten days

Pre Requisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum Experience RYA Competent Crew or 5 days, 4 night hours, 100 miles

Course Content:

The route is made up from a series of shorter legs. Stop-overs will be determined by the skipper based on the prevaling weather. Departing from Southampton, the yacht heads West out of the English Channel before rounding Raz de Sein and probally stopping in one of the very picturesque French ports on the South Brittany coast (NE corner of the Bay of Biscay). After a brief stop over the yacht departs again, following the coast round the Bay of Biscay towards Finisterre. After rounding Finisterre, you will head down the Portuguese coast bound for Cascais (Portugal). As you head further South and leave the English climate behind the temperature will rise. The Portuguese coast normally provides some good downwind sailing at this time of year.

On passage you will learn about watch patterns, offshore position fixing, steering in ocean waves and long distance passage planning. You will experience the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy plenty of sailing.

The more experienced crew members will have the option to take an active role in running the yacht.

The passage length is approximately 1000NM. On arrival in Cascais, Lisbon airport is nearby and has daily flights back to the UK. We suggest you hold off booking flights until the passage is well underway and you have a good idea of arrival day. The boat has a three to four-day stop over in Portugal before commencing its next passage (Cascais, Portugal - Algarve - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria 1000nm mile builder).

What's Included:

  • Instruction 
  • Yacht, gas and diesel 
  • Accommodation on board 
  • Meals and snacks on board 
  • Loan of a life jacket 
  • Free Parking ( subject to terms & conditions )
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What's Not Included:

  • Wet weather gear
  • Footwear/boots
  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) - required

Optional Extras:

Those who would like to book the next route (Cascais to Gran Canaria) at the same time as booking this route get a 50% discount of the second route and can stay on board for the stop over in Portugal (meals are not provided for the stop over).


We recommend you do not book onward travel/fights until the vessel has reached it’s destination as there is always a possibility of early arrival or delays.

Dates & Booking

Dates & Prices will load below shortly, and you can book online, call the team in the office on +442380 231122, or e-mail If you cannot see dates you require, please do get in touch as we may still be able to assist. VAT is included in all our course/charter/race fees where it is applicable, most products are charged at the standard rate, however some are at the reduced rate, zero rate or not eligible for VAT at all. Any way the price below is the price you pay.


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