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HIGHLAND AND COASTAL NAVIGATION TRIP AND PRACTICES IN LARGE SAILBOAT: CORSICA-SARDINIA-CANNES from NICE +425MN

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? Or do you simply want to live a great experience?

We propose a program where you will learn to navigate more safely and effectively on a voyage of more than 425mn, 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 you would like to become one, or you simply want to enjoy the sea and our coasts, this voyage is for you. Board a modern Dufourt 525 Grand Large. A large sailboat, ideal for learning and enjoying with great safety and comfort.

We will depart from the beautiful city of Nice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which you may enjoy arriving a day early. We will sail on a spectacular journey from here, through the Northwest of Corsica and the Northeast of Sardinia. We will discover coves of white sand and turquoise waters, incredible rock formations, virgin islands, charming ports and anchorages, large cliffs, spectacular bays and ancient towns. We will also cross the mythical Bonifacio Strait in both directions, a true experience for sailors, and we will moor in its splendid port to get to know the fortress city and enjoy its particular atmosphere that brings together sailors from all over the world every year. We will discover the La Maddalena Archipelago, a true paradise of virgin islands, already in Sardinia. And back, another great crossing from the Gulf of Valinco to our destination in the lively city of Cannes, recommended to enjoy on your own if you can stay one more day.

It includes different workshops and practices for those who have 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.

BOARDING: 3:00 p.m. | Port of Nice (Train or taxi from the airport 8Km away).

DISEMBARKING: 3:00 p.m. | Port of Cannes (Train or taxi to the airport 6.3 km away).
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  • Plan
    1ST RAIL: NICE-NORTHWEST COAST OF CORSICA (30 NM)

    Welcome and boarding. The boat is already stowed and prepared to sail, so after getting settled, we will get to know the sailboat and we will have a first STEERING, SAFETY AND NAVIGATION WORKSHOP, delving into the aspects related to steering and safety, both in daytime and nighttime navigation.

    Once these objectives have been achieved, we will have a second HIGH HIGH NAVIGATION WORKSHOP, where we will analyze the meteorology, plan the route and organize the watches and tasks on board. And finally we will become practically familiar with the maneuver of the boat, under sail and motor. And already well prepared, around 6:00 p.m. we will begin our journey, beginning with the navigation watches in turns, positioning ourselves on the chart and reviewing the indicators and safety elements every 2 hours.

    2nd SOURCE: NICE-NORTHWEST COAST OF CORSICA-GIROLATA (80 NM)

    During this voyage we will have a SAILING NAVIGATION WORKSHOP to obtain the best performance from the sailboat throughout our journey. Our course will be towards the Scandole Nature Reserve (146º) - We will arrive early in the afternoon and sail towards the South, delighting in its abrupt and steep coast, entering the Gulf of Girolata, where we will anchor to spend the afternoon and our first night. under the stars.

    3rd ROUTE: GIROLATA-NORTHWEST COAST OF CORSICA-AJACCIO (43 NM)

    Today we will enjoy a coastal navigation that will take us to discover the beautiful beaches of Piana and a whole series of coves that we will pass on the port side. We will anchor in one of them to refresh ourselves and continue our route towards Ajaccio, capital of Corsica, where Napoleon was born in 1769. Towards the middle of the afternoon we will anchor in Saint-François, very close to the port and the city center, which will allow us to a walk in this beautiful town. During this voyage we will have a new COASTAL NAVIGATION WORKSHOP, placing ourselves practically on the chart using the bearing compass, which we will systematically apply until our final port of arrival.

    4TH RAIL: AJACIO-NORTHWEST COAST OF CORSICA-FURNELLU (39 NM)

    We will continue our navigation pointing our bow towards Cabo di Muru (210º). Once folded, we will stop in the shelter of Cala d'Orzu to enjoy its blue waters and have lunch. And from here we will leave the Gulf of Valinco on the port side (161º), gradually approaching the beautiful beaches of Tralicetu, Rocapina and Furnellu where we will anchor in fine sand to spend the afternoon and spend the night.

    5TH RAIL: FURNELLU-BONIFACIO STRAIT- LA MADDALENA, SARDINIA (27 NM)

    Today we will head towards the mythical Strait of Bonifacio. Crossing it is quite an experience for sailors. From here, already in the Tyrrhenian Sea, we will head towards the Maddalena archipelago, one of the most suggestive landscapes in the world. We will discover pure nature, anchoring in coves that form a group of unique beauty to enjoy a night in a paradisiacal environment.

    6TH SHIPPING: LA MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO, SARDINIA (17 NM)

    Today we will have a well-deserved day to continue enjoying this magical place where we will find beautiful anchorages in the lee of any wind. We can rest and also snorkel, paddle surf or hike, or simply walk and discover the charming and colorful city of La Maddalena. Depending on what we feel like, we will anchor here to spend the night or we will approach the Lavezzi Islands reserve, which will provide us with another beautiful and wild set of islands just 4mn away.

    7TH SOURCE: LA MADDALENA-BONIFACIO ARCHIPELAGO (22 NM)

    Today we will head to the port of Bonifacio where we will moor to enjoy for a day its truly magical surroundings and its atmosphere that brings together sailors from all over the world every year. We can walk, have a drink on a terrace, or maybe eat in one of its restaurants. We will visit the city located on top of a cliff sculpted by the wind. And we will enjoy the good night atmosphere that is breathed in this mythical port.

    8TH RAIL: BONIFACIO-GULF OF VALINCO-PROPIANO (30 NM)

    We will have a leisurely breakfast before casting off to arrive around noon at our last anchorage in Propiano, a beautiful coastal town in the Gulf of Valinco. To starboard we will leave a succession of quiet and isolated coves, and beautiful white sand beaches, until we reach Capu Laurosu, one of the wildest coves in the area. Here we will spend our last day resting and enjoying these wonderful waters.

    9TH RAIL: PROPIANO-CANNES (80 NM)

    We will raise anchor at dawn, to begin our last voyage. We will say goodbye to Corsica and sail towards our destination. During this voyage we will have a new ADVANCED SAILING NAVIGATION WORKSHOP, trying to obtain the greatest performance from the wind, currents and sea.

    10TH RAIL: PROPIANO-CANNES (60 NM)

    We will continue sailing under the stars and the moon, we will enjoy the sunrise and live the life of a high-altitude sailor on board, surely telling a thousand and one anecdotes of our trip. We will take advantage of navigation to learn at least 5 basic knots in a last “ROBE WORKSHOP”. And around noon, we will moor our sailboat in the port of Cannes, ending the program after more than 425mn of navigation and we will say goodbye to what will surely have been a great shared experience.

    DETAILS TO BE CONSIDERED

    We recommend a minimum of sailing experience to participate in this journey. The proposed program could vary partially or significantly depending on the weather or at the request of the group. Consider that there may be a change or delay due to this or any other unforeseen circumstance. Take this into account for your planning, train, flights, hotel, etc. if you need it and, if applicable, we advise you to make your reservations with a cancellation option, or alternatively take out insurance that covers this possibility, they are usually economical and well adapted to this. type of activities.
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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):

• COMPLETE PACK (Mandatory rental by places): Food and drink, bedding, towels and final cleaning. 245 Eur/pax

• FUEL (Mandatory rental per place): An approximate provision of 85 Eur/pax will be made. We will prioritize sailing. In any case it will be adjusted to the amount actually consumed.

• MOORINGS IN PORTS OR BUOYS (Mandatory rental by places): If necessary for boarding or security or chosen as an option, it will be distributed among the group. A provision will be made for scheduled moorings (Nice, Bonifacio and Cannes) of 55 Eur/pax. In any case, this provision will be adjusted to the amount that is finally obtained.

• SUITE PACK (Optional rental by places): Reserve the large bow cabin with integrated full bathroom. 125 Eur/pax

• SINGLE PACK (Optional rental by places): Reserve a superior aft cabin exclusively just for you. 395 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. -195 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 causes of 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 65 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 · 65 reviews

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    Victor
    March of 2024
    Captain, boat and voyage highly recommended. Above all, he highlights how professional and educational the trip was. We leave with a very good taste in our mouths, if we can we will repeat without a doubt.
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    Reply from Ignacio
    Thank you Victor, Noe, it has been a pleasure to share this journey with you. I would like to highlight your desire to learn, your good attitude at all times and your ability to socialize and collaborate with the group, undoubtedly the skills of good employers. Good luck mates ;)
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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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