India · January 22 - February 4 2024
Mumbai to the Maldives
A unique expedition across the Arabian sea, exotic lands, big oceans and a huge experience awaitsSOLD OUT
An exotic full-on epic adventure from the rich history of Mumbai across the Arabian sea to the serenity of the Maldives. This is our inaugural trip from India and we have a wonderful itinerary lined up. You will join the yacht at the historic Royal Bombay Yacht Club, where you will meet the skipper and your fellow crew. We will stay overnight at this exclusive, private members yacht club while getting involved in the planning of the 1,000NM sail to the Maldives. Then, it's on to the yacht for briefing and the start of the adventure. Setting sail on our 50ft open deck, racing yacht will be quite an experience - you will get fully briefed and comfortable sailing a high performance yacht under expert guidance of our Skipper Stuart Jackson (ex Clipper Skipper, Challenge skipper and many other expeditions). The yacht has been expertly refitted from her racing heritage so that below decks there are cabins, air conditioning and other comforts giving us a fantastic combination of speed and comfort. We will stop off at some of the idyllic islands on the way before making our destination at Male - an unforgettable experience and wonderful achievement.
EPIC OCEAN SAILING
A truly unique 1,000NM passage through the Arabian sea on a magnificent yacht
Your skipper has a deep experience, having circumnavigated with Clipper and Challenge. Sail, Learn and explore!
Starting with Mumbai which has so much to explore and ending with Male, capital of the Maldives - such contrasts await!
Skipper - Stuart Jackson
A Skipper of huge and varied experience - In 2000 Stuart sailed aboard his father's yacht in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. On reaching the Caribbean, Jackson then sailed back to Scotland alone, going via Bermuda and the Azores.
He has skippered both the Clipper Round the world yacht race and the "Global Challenge" and led exciting adventures all over the world with his own Challenge 67' yacht the "Aurora of London".
Day 1 - Monday - Arrival and greeting
Your journey starts in Mumbai. You will join on Monday morning at 10am, meeting at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club.
After meeting your fellow crew and the skipper, we will spend the day planning the route, running a safety briefing and prepping for the adventure ahead.
We will stay overnight at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club - five star luxury!
Day 2 - Tuesday - All aboard
After a relaxing nights sleep and breakfast at the club, we will join the yacht for a full safety briefing - we will spend the morning settling in and learning the ropes on this extraordinary race yacht
Day 3 - Wednesday
Finally, today we slip lines and sail gracefully out of the marina and into the open ocean. The next 10 days will be spent cruising our way South towards the Maldives.
You will be fully involved in life aboard - preparing meals for the crew, sailing at night and keeping track of progress - all part of a fully 'hands-on' expedition crew.
You may spot, whales, turtles or many other marine diversity on the journey and will surely have time to relax, enjoy the endless Ocean and talk to your crew.
Day 14 - Monday
After 14 days, we will arrive at Male, capital of the Maldives.
Full safety briefing and all required safety equipment
What's Not Included
Medical insurance - please ask us for advice
Any extra tours or activities done during stopovers
You'll Be Staying Here
The yacht is a 50ft open deck racing yacht which has been tastefully converted into a (fast!) cruising yacht. She has four cabins and is comfortable below decks with Air-Conditioning
We are waiting on more pictures of the yacht interior and exterior
What equipment do I need?
We supply life-jackets and all safety equipment. You may bring your own foul weather gear, or we can loan you some if required. We'll send out a detailed kit list before the trip
What insurance do I need?
You should take medical travel insurance for off-shore sailing. We can advise providers. It should cost not more than about £50 for the trip.
How can I keep connected to my friends and family on shore?
Mobile phones will not work for most of the voyage. However, we actively encourage “Supporters” (friends and family) to join in with your adventure. We create a supporters group and each day, share a Blog, written from the boat. Supporters and crew can exchange short messages via our ship’s email account. Each trip has a dedicated shore contact who will be there for the supporters - answering their questions and making sure they keep fully up to date with your adventure - we often have 150 supporters following the trip!
How do I secure my place?
10% will hold a place (there are only 6 places) - this is fully refundable if you change your mind until 8 weeks before hand