The trip includes “Prep week” in Cape Town when you will be fully involved in preparing the boat for a big Ocean crossing (Food, route planning etc) - The crossing to St Helena takes about 2weeks , learn to helm, navigate and trim from our expert and experienced Skipper, including the possibility of learning Celestial Navigation. We will stop for several days on St Helena island, exploring this isolated Atlantic paradise as a crew or alone in between re-supplying the boat before a fabulous return leg, routing south towards the island of Tristan Da Cunha. A true "Trip of a lifetime" which will live forever in your memories. - Only 6 places per boat - small group, personalised to your needs - we will contact you in advance to adapt the trip to your level of experience and needs. - Great for mile-building OR anyone wanting to experience a "Real" Ocean adventure. - Full Covid refund Guarantee, book with confidence You will be guided by Wavy Immelman, who has over 500,000 miles of Ocean sailing experience including Skippering the Clipper Round the World Race 19/20 edition. Aurora is a comfortable 49Foot cruising yacht, well equipped for even the biggest Ocean adventures.
Aurora is a beautiful Atlantic ’49. She’s comfortable and beautifully kitted out with 8 berths, so there’ll be plenty of space on board. She’s perfect for long trips. You’ll have your own berth.
Wavy Immelman will be your Skipper for the duration of the trip. He grew up in Cape Town and has been sailing these waters for many years. A RYA Qualified instructor, he has over 500,000 miles of professional sailing experience,. He was Skipper of the prestigious Clipper Round the World Yacht Race (‘19/20 edition).
The tour is split into 2 ‘legs’ - the first leg consists of a "Preparation week" when you will be fully involved in prepping Aurora for the passage, then approximately two weeks sailing to St Helena Island. The 2nd Leg is the return. We route south to Tristan Da Cunha, one of the most isolated islands in the world before heading East to Cape Town - a total of approximately 3 weeks.
Prep Week (Cape Town, with accommodation on board Aurora)
Leg 1 - Cape Town to St Helena (Two Weeks)
- After a full safety briefing, we will head out into the mid-Atlantic, leaving the African coast far behind us.
- Dolphins and Whales will often accompany us, at least at the start as we transition into 'boat-life'
- We'll move into a watch-system, taking turns to helm and sail with full supervision from the Skipper or first mate, with time in between for learning new skills, such as celestial navigation
- After two weeks (approx.), the mysterious, sub-tropical island of St Helena will appear on the horizon
- A warm welcome awaits us, with lots of interesting activities, supported by our friends at St Helena Tourism and the local Yacht Club.
St Helena Island (approx 3 days)
Leg 2 St Helena to Cape Town (Three weeks)
Rest assured you are always in the hands of complete professionals on the Wavysail adventures. We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of every one of our skippers.
Wavy Immelman will be your Skipper for the duration of the trip. He grew up in Cape Town and has been sailing these waters for many years, including sailing this route nearly 20 times.
His sailing experience is vast, having amassed over 500,000miles of Ocean sailing experience. He won the Govenor's cup and was Skipper on the 19/20 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. He has also solo rowed the Atlantic and spent many years sailing the world on his own yacht.
He is an RYA qualified instructor, known for his patience as well as exceptional standards of seamanship.
All food and drink (non-alcoholic) on board of ‘Aurora’.
Safety equipment including life-jackets.
Overnight accommodation on board of ‘Aurora’ including while in Port at St Helena. (you may also elect to find accommodation on St Helena and during prep week in Cape Town at your charge, if desired)
All mooring and port entry fees for the boat.
Sailing tips and learnings from Wavy.
Small group – maximum of 8 places.
Flights to Cape Town
Transport to the boat
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Aurora is an "Atlantic 49" - a beautifully kitted out cruising vessel, based in Cape Town. She will be your accommodation for the entire trip, including while on the island.