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HIGH-HEIGHT AND COASTAL NAVIGATION AND PRACTICES IN A LARGE SAILBOAT: 5 ISLANDS FROM VALENCIA TO IBIZA, FORMENTERA, CABRERA, MALLORCA AND COLUMBRETES +400 NM: “Gain experience and grow as a sailor”

Would you like to gain experience and perfect your sailing technique? Do you want to increase your confidence and skill as a skipper or captain? Are you preparing to practice professionally? Do you need to prove days and miles of navigation?

We propose a program where you will learn to navigate more safely and effectively on a journey of more than 400 nautical miles, assuming the role of skipper and crew member in different situations and real wind and sea conditions. Whether you are already a skipper, captain or PPER or would like to become one, this journey is for you. Come aboard this great sailboat! A modern Dufourt 525 Grand Large. A large sailboat, ideal for learning and enjoying with great safety and comfort.

It includes different workshops and real practices to achieve the following learning objectives:

• Government and safety on the sailboat (The boat, the skipper and his crew, the steering position, instrumentation, RIPA, POB, EPIRB, abandonment, logbook, positioning on the chart, control and tasks on board...)

• Night navigation (guards, lights, AIS, Radar...)

• Sailing navigation (sails, controls, maneuvers, headings, crewed and solo trimming...)

• High altitude navigation (planning, meteorology, route, management...)

• Coastal navigation (planning, meteorology, route, dangers, marks and beacons, delays, lines, oppositions, bearings, anchoring, moorings in port and buoy)

• Basic caballería and much more.
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  • Plan
    BOARDING: At 3:30 p.m. in the Royal Navy of Valencia
    DISEMBARKATION: At 5:30 p.m. in the Royal Navy of Valencia

    1ST JOURNEY: VALENCIA-IBIZA (75 NM)

    Welcome and boarding at La Marina Real de Valencia at 3:30 p.m. The sailboat is already perfectly stowed and ready to sail, so, after settling in, we will get to know the sailboat and we will have a first WORKSHOP ON GOVERNMENT, SECURITY AND NIGHT NAVIGATION, delving into aspects related to government (crew, command post, instrumentation... ) and safety (RIPA, POB, EPIRB, abandonment...), especially in night navigation (guards, lights, AIS, Radar...)

    Once these objectives have been overcome, we will have a second HIGH NAVIGATION WORKSHOP, where we will analyze the meteorology, plan the route and organize the watches and tasks on board. And finally we will familiarize ourselves in a practical way with the maneuver of the sailboat, under sail (sails, controls, trim…) and under engine (wind, main and bow propeller, mooring and dead ropes, etc.).

    And now that we are well prepared, around 8:00 p.m., we will set sail for the island of Ibiza (114º) to live the experience of a night cruise. We will make navigation guards in shifts, positioning ourselves on the chart and checking the indicators and security elements every 2 hours.

    2ND JOURNEY: IBIZA-FORMENTERA-CABRERA (110 MN)

    Early in the morning we will leave Conejera about 3 miles to port and going down the west coast of Ibiza (153º) we will pass Es Verdrá on the starboard beam heading for Cape Barbaria in Formentera, which we will leave to port to put the bow to the Punta Roja (85º) looking again for open water towards Cabrera (65º). During this voyage we will have a SAILING WORKSHOP to obtain the best performance of the sailboat during our defeat.

    3RD SINGLE: CABRERA

    After the last boarding and 185mn accumulated, we will arrive at the island of Cabrera at dawn where we will moor to a buoy. We will take a day of rest in this incredible protected environment, which we will be able to get to know by going ashore with the auxiliary to make a small excursion to its highest point where we will enjoy magnificent and well-deserved views.

    4TH JOURNEY: CABRERA-MALLORCA (67 NM)

    First thing in the morning we will set course for Cape Sa Mola (310º) along the southwest coast of Mallorca, leaving Cape Cala Figuera to starboard. From there we will pass between Mallorca and Dragonera to go to our new landing point, the bay or the port of Soller, where, towards sunset, we will anchor or moor depending on our interests. During this voyage we will have a COASTAL NAVIGATION WORKSHOP (planning, meteorology, route, dangers, marks and buoyage, delays, leading lines, oppositions, bearings...), locating ourselves in a practical way on the chart by means of the bearing compass.

    5TH JOURNEY: MALLORCA-COLUMBRETES (96 NM)

    We will have the day off to discover the charming port of Soller with its promenade and its maritime atmosphere, or even take the famous little train to better understand the beauty of this municipality. And at sunset we will head to Columbretes (274º) on a new 96nm board.

    6TH SINGLE: COLUMBRETES

    In the middle of the morning we will arrive at Illa Grossa, the crater of a submerged volcano, where we will moor to a buoy to rest and enjoy this new protected environment. There we can take a guided tour, where they will explain its history, the particularities of its flora and fauna, as well as some other anecdote. We will spend the night under an incredible starry sky, identifying some of the most important stars for sailors.

    7TH JOURNEY: COLUMBRETES-VALENCIA (54 NM)
    Very early we will start the last boarding (240º) towards our destination. We will take advantage of the navigation to learn at least 5 basic knots in a last "ROPE WORKSHOP". And finally, after more than 400mn of navigation, we will moor at sunset in the Royal Marina of Valencia. Here we will say goodbye to what will surely have been a great shared experience.

    *The proposed program could vary depending on the weather or at the proposal of the group.
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THE PRICE INCLUDES:

• The rental of the sailboat with auxiliary boat, professional skipper, insurance, purchase and stowage service (with the Complete Pack) and VAT.

NOT INCLUDED (extras):

• BASIC PACK (Complete sailboat rental mandatory): Bed linen, towels and final cleaning. 25 Eur/pax

• COMPLETE PACK (Mandatory rental by places): Food and drink, bedding, towels and final cleaning. 125 Eur/pax

• FUEL (Mandatory rental per place): An approximate provision of 75 Eur/pax will be made. We will prioritize sailing. In any case it will be adjusted to the amount actually consumed.

• MOORINGS IN HARBORS OR BUOYS (Mandatory rental by places): An approximate provision of 25 Eur/pax will be made. adjusting in the same way.

• SUITE PACK (Optional rental by places): Reserve the large bow cabin with integrated full bathroom. 95 Eur/pax

• SINGLE PACK (Optional rental by places): Reserve a superior aft cabin exclusively just for you. 375 Eur/pax

• LAST MINUTE PACK (Optional rental by places). When there are no more cabins, you can still come on board spending the night on the comfortable sofa in the living room. -150 Euro

• Any other request or need not specified in the price or that needs to be budgeted separately.

CANCELLATIONS AND RETURNS

• Early cancellation cost by the client:

-Before 60 days from the date of shipment, 10% of the reservation.
-Between 59 and 30 days prior to the boarding date, 50% of the reservation.
-Less than 30 days before the boarding date, 100% of the reservation.

• If canceled in advance by the owner/skipper:

-Due to force majeure, indisposition of the crew, safety of the sailboat or any other circumstance, a new date would be agreed or, where appropriate, 100% of the amount paid would be refunded to the client.

-If a minimum group of 5 confirmed people is not reached (in the case of rental by places), a new date would be agreed or, where appropriate, 100% of the amount paid would be refunded to the client.

-Due to adverse weather, a new date would be agreed or, where appropriate, 100% of the amount paid would be refunded to the client in the form of a credit valid for 1 year, which can be enjoyed by the client directly or by whoever decides and informs.

-Once boarded, a refund in the form of a credit valid for 1 year would only be applicable, if the cancellation occurs for reasons directly attributable to the shipowner or Skipper, not taking into account weather conditions in any case. Said refund would be calculated proportionally to the time or period not ultimately enjoyed, with no additional compensation corresponding.

FORMALIZATION OF RESERVATION AND BOARDING

• According to platform policy.

• Up to 4 days before, extras can be paid directly to the owner/skipper by bank transfer.

• Before boarding, the group will sign the rental contract for the sailboat for the indicated time, with professional skipper included.

• During that time, the group will have the sailboat at their disposal to enjoy sailing following the suggested itinerary or any other alternative that they can jointly propose directly to the skipper.

OTHERS

• Complete Pack: The menus are healthy, easy to make and generally adapted to life on board. Soft drinks, beers and wine are included. You don't have to worry about deciding the ingredients and making the purchase. This service is included. If you require any type of special diet or have any allergies, you must communicate in writing in advance.

• Cook or sailor is not included (this service has an added budget), so it is the responsibility of each person to collaborate with the group in preparing the meals and other tasks related to the order, cleanliness and safety of the sailboat to have the best experience.

• We will do this crossing with a minimum group of 5 and maximum of 7 crew members plus the Captain, to fully enjoy the large spaces and comfort of this great sailboat, and get the most out of the different workshops and practices. Exceptionally, smaller groups could be confirmed.
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Meet Ignacio, the skipper
Verified professional skipper 64 reviews At Sailwiz since 2022
Owner, Captain and Professional Skipper. Passionate about the sea, people and life. It moves me to create experiences and share them. The sea offers many possibilities to enjoy, learn and grow as a sailor and as a person. There is so much to discover! Gaining time to life and life to time... Will you come with me?
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Boat details

Powerful, elegant and comfortable Dufour 525 Grand Large. An ocean-going sailboat with superior features and finishes, with a premium specification that includes a generator, hot-cold air conditioning, a watermaker, washing machine, dishwasher, Bosé speakers... as well as a great capacity for autonomy.

The interior is equipped with 3 spacious cabins (suite type forward) with large closets and shelves, two complete toilets (electric and with hot and cold water showers), as well as a large convertible lounge that adds 2 bunk beds, where you can sleep comfortably. in total 8 people. Additionally, it has an independent crew cabin with a third full bathroom.

Outside, its clean and spacious lines are complemented by a magnificent teak deck, with 2 sundecks, one forward and one aft, each for 4 people. In short, it is a large full-equipment sailboat, Dufourt's flagship, with which you will enjoy the pleasure of sailing in paradisiacal settings with high safety and comfort with your family or friends.

General characteristics

- Measurements: overall length 15.32m, beam 4.90m and draft: 2.3m
- Ballast: 4.85 tons
- Displacement: 16.2 tons
- Fuel tanks: 500 liters (2x250l)
- Water tanks: 3x185 (555 l)
- Engine: Volvo Penta D3-110 kW
- Main propeller: 3 folding blades
- Bow thruster: Maxpower retractable
- Alternator: 114AH
- Generator: Fisher Panda 8000 6.8KW
- Chargers: Cristec, Fast Inverter: Power 1200W
- Air conditioning and heating: Dometic Cruiseair with outlets in the living room and 3 cabins
- Water treatment plant: Desalination plant D60BY 60 L/h*
- Water heater: Quick Inox Platform
-Electric bathing platform with aft shower
-Dispatched in sixth list: zone 2 (up to 12 people on board)

Rig

- Sparcraft mast and boom
- Sparcraft Ocean retractable bowsprit with tack line to cockpit
- North Sails cruising laminated mainsail
- Furling cruiser genoa North Sails
- Elvstrom 2010 furling gennaker
- I'm flying
- Elvstrom bad weather jib
- Elvstrom Storm Jib
- Battened mainsail Elvstrom dacron
- Furlex Seldon 404s genoa furler

winches

- 2 main German Harken 53 ST winches
- 2x Harken 60.2 ST electric genoa winches 2x spinnaker
- 1 Harken 48 ST electric starboard halyard winch
- 1 Harken 48 ST port halyard winch

navigation equipment

- VHF ICOM Marine IC-M505 with remote control in cockpit and BoseMC-Murdo ICS speaker
- Navtex Computer Nav6 and Monitor 15
- TinyBytetransceiver AIS wireless keyboard logitech2
- Raymarine ST602 tridata. Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot and Raymarine E80 Plotter
- Raymarine radar and tablet with Navionics

Accommodation

It is a sailboat designed to offer a great navigation experience, comfort and enjoyment for 6 to 8 people overnight and up to 12 people including the crew during daytime navigation.

The interior, with high-quality furniture, in Moabi and Wenge wood, is equipped with 3 spacious cabins (suite type forward) with ample closets and shelves, two complete toilets (electric and with hot water showers), as well as a large convertible saloon that adds 2 berths (for crew or passengers), where a total of 8 people can sleep comfortably. Additionally, it has an independent crew cabin with a third complete bathroom, which is usually used as a sail locker.

The kitchen, distributed in 3 large spaces, has a Corian® work surface with a raised anti-heeling edge in wood. It has a double sink with a synthetic resin lid. 3-burner gas cooker with oven/grill type "Bretagne Evolution" in cardan with stainless steel handrail and safety fixing anchor. A fridge with front cover 130L. A second 175L fridge with freezer, plus a 100L freezer. The service is completed by an Electrolux Arthur Martin MD30 dishwasher, a 1200W ENO microwave, a Tefal toaster, a bottle rack and complete Dufourt crockery for 10 people.

Daily rest is guaranteed with Calipso comfort mattresses with wooden slatted base, fans, as well as a large space in cabinets and shelves, LED reading lights, openable deck hatches, ventilation, black-out blinds and mosquito nets in each cabin.

All this is complemented by 12v-220V plugs. BOSE-Lifestyle DVD 5.1 dolby surround. Sharp Aquos TV and large storage spaces throughout the boat.

*This description may not be exact or may have changed due to subsequent changes. The use of some services such as the dishwasher, TV or air conditioning may be restricted to the port or at certain times at the discretion of the skipper. The owner/skipper is not responsible if any element or accessory described is damaged just before or during the departure.

SERVICES

Rental for cruises and crossings, regattas, hourly rides, Charter day, sunrises, sunsets, ashes at sea, celebrations, etc. Ask us and we will organize a personalized quality service for you.
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Specifications
  • Model: Dufour Yachts - 525 Grand Large
  • Capacity: 11 spots
  • Length: 15.32 m
  • Cabins: 3
  • Year: 2008
  • Bathrooms: 3
Features
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • EPIRB
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Bow thruster
  • Shower
  • Bimini
  • Fishing rods
  • HI-FI equipment
  • TV
  • Equipo de snorkel

Additional Information

Included
  • Insurance
  • Professional skipper
  • Tender
Not included
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Bed linens
  • Gas
Payment methods
  • Credit/debit card
  • Wire transfer

5 · 64 reviews

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    Isaac
    December of 2023
    Excellent, a great boat and a great professional. The evaluations fall short, he far exceeded our expectations. Great skipper who hides a great person. Very educational, attentive and coordinated. Enormous ability to explain, clearly and with practical examples. It ensures everyone's participation and comfort.
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    Reply from Ignacio
    Thank you very much Isaac! It has been a pleasure to share this journey with you. You have the makings of a skipper: passion for the sea, willingness to learn, spirit of improvement, prudence, always attentive to the boat and the crew... I have loved Victoria's spirit and joy at all times. Good luck mate ;)
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    Jose Antonio
    December of 2023
    Do you want an incredible adventure at sea? Rent with Ignacio, the best captain, and his sailboat, a blast. You will learn, have fun and see amazing things. You will receive masterful training. You will sail at night. You will have a unique experience, fortunately repeatable :) I will repeat it in Sardinia guys!
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    Reply from Ignacio
    Thank you José Antonio, it has been a pleasure to share this journey with you aboard the sailboat. I want to highlight your skills and attitudes as a skipper, learning practically at all times, participating in maneuvers and other navigation tasks and contributing to the excellent atmosphere in the group ;)
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    Javier
    November of 2023
    Professional, methodical and demanding sailor, with many miles sailed and outstanding pedagogical skills. He has carried out with fair judgment and meticulous professionalism the tasks of captain of the ship and teacher, maintaining the difficult balance that allows enjoying, learning and interacting on board. Forge marine futures.
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    Reply from Ignacio
    Javier, thank you very much! It has been a pleasure to share this journey with you aboard the sailboat. I want to highlight your curiosity and attitude to learn, collaborate and enjoy the experience with maximum intensity, in addition to your contribution to the good atmosphere of the group. Pattern wood and growing. Good luck mate ;)
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    Juan Francisco
    November of 2023
    Excellent organization by our captain. An unforgettable Voyage feeling complete security throughout in which the captain's great experience is evident. You don't have to miss this experience!!!
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    Reply from Ignacio
    Thank you very much Paco! It has been great to share this journey with you aboard the sailboat. Your magnificent help and collaboration at all times, in addition to your attitude with your colleagues and willingness to learn, make you an excellent skipper and traveling companion. Good winds ;)
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    Federico
    November of 2023
    A great experience, Ignacio is a tremendously educational Captain, attentive at all times to the crew and adapting to any question or concern of each crew member. A very well-kept boat and an experience that I will repeat if I doubt it.
    Thank you very much Ignacio!!!
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    Reply from Ignacio
    Thank you very much Federico! It has been great sailing with you on board the sailboat. He highlighted your desire to learn, your collaborative attitude, and your knowledge as an employer in continued growth. You have been a great contribution to this experience. Good luck mate ;)
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    Noé
    November of 2023
    For the second time I decided to go with Ignacio and it has been a great success. He did a spectacular sail trimming workshop. Worthy of a short film. He is a reliable skipper, with empathy and adapts to each crew member. Get the times right for training, practice and enjoyment; snacks or rest. Highly recommended.
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    Reply from Ignacio
    Thank you very much Noah! For the second time it has been great to share this journey with you aboard the sailboat. I highlight your curiosity, your desire to learn and your spirit of improvement, which together with your sense of humor and collaboration with the group make you a boss in full growth. Good winds mate ;)
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