Sailing Around the world in 450 days

The ultimate gap year adventure,

“Sailing around the world” the entire trip will take about 450 days.

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Safety of sailing in a fleet, environment friendly, a real once in a life time adventure, taking place over 15 months and covering 30,000 nautical miles.

Our route is partially determined by winds and weather, and partly determined by our desires to see certain places. Sailing around the world takes the trade wind route which is from east to west. The trade winds are favourable winds for a sailing vessel (generally in the same direction you want to go). These winds are also generally favorable speeds and fewer storms if you go during the right times of the year.

Due to the hazard of piracy in the Arabian sea, Somalia and the gulf of Aden, we decided to avoid that area. We will go around the Cape of Good Hope.

The route takes us from Saint Lucia to Columbia the Panama Canal and across the Pacific to end up in Australia. Then it takes us to north of Australia across Indonesia and into the Indian Ocean to South Africa. From there we sail to Brazil and back to the Caribbean. After 15 months and 30.000nm of adventure we will arrive in Saint Lucia where everything begone.

Safety is very important for us. All boats are equipped with the latest technology safety gear electronics and communication equipment. The Sailing Around The World is a mix of cruising, exploring and social engagement. As a responsible traveller we take care of the environment and the local economies.

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The Fleet:

We will sail in a fleet of 5 boats, a mixture of Hanse 575, 675 and Bavaria 50 cruisers. Our experienced skippers will guide you when you need it and you will be free when you want to be. We  will not be holding your hand and we are not a sailing school, but we are ready to assist when you need it.

Experience:

To participate you don’t need sailing experience, if you are in good physical and mental condition, and you are ready to live in a confined space for a long time, then you are eligible to apply! During the weeks before departure a team of professionals will prepare you for the voyage.

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Accommodation:

During the Sailing Around the World Cruise we offer different types of accommodation depending on your desires. Would you like to have a boat for your family/friends “private”? Yes this is possible!

* Basic The boat is under management of the skipper who will manage the different tasks between the guest. We aspect from everybody to participate in the sailing and dally tasks (sailing, cooking, cleaning …)

** Luxury The boat is under management of the skipper and his 1 mate /host. They will take care about the sailing and daily tasks on board. Guest are free to participate or not. Accommodation in a loft-style interior, extra freezer, extra fridge, high speed internet, phone and internet in each cabin, free txt to phone, txt to email service … .

*** VIP + 24/7 room service, meals are prepared by dedicated chef and comfort of traveling in an exclusive and spacious yacht.

“At request we can offer accommodation on our Luxury 70 feet catamaran.

For more info contact us *protected email*”

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Fully equipped office with worldwide phone and internet access:

We receive more and more request from business owners who want to participate in this adventure while continue working remotely by internet. Blue Ocean Sailing Nr1 offers a fully equipped office with worldwide phone and internet access on the Hanse 675.  At request we can expand this offer to other boats.

Communication Equipment:

We use VSAT as our main phone and internet connection. As a backup we have a Inmarsat satellite connection. Both systems work worldwide. During our explorations on land we use the Iridium handheld satellite phones.

Safety:

Safety is very important for us. All boats are equipped with the latest technology safety gear electronics and communication equipment. During our trip we will travel  through the most remote places on earth, therefore we need to be self-supporting. Every boat will carry his share in the huge amount of spare parts necessary to maintenance and repair the boats. On every boat you will find a extended medical kit and emergency gear.

Assistance:

At your service a fleet doctor, dentist and mechanic to keep us and the boats in a good condition.

Goal:

The Sailing Around The World cruise is a mix of cruising, exploring and social engagement. As a responsible traveller we take care of the environment and the local economies. The Sailing Around The World cruise isn’t a race, speed and winning aren’t our biggest goals. The Exploring Factor is dominant. All our boats are equipped with a dinghy with outboard motor, to explore the shallow waters and to go on land.

Training:

During the weeks before departure a team of professionals will prepare you for the voyage. Level (RYA) competent crew, medic first aid, safe and rescue, VHF.

Destinations:

  • Saint Lucia
  • Santa Marta (Columbia)
  • San Blas (Panama)
  • Colon (Panama)
  • Las Perlas (Panama)
  • Galapagos (Equador)
  • Hiva Oa Marqesas (France)
  • Tuamotos Atolles (France)
  • Tahiti (France)
  • Society isl (France)
  • Cook isl (New Zealand)
  • Vava’u (Tonga)
  • Tanna (Vanatu)
  • Mackay (Australia)
  • Darwin (Australia)
  • Lombock (Indonesia)
  • Cocos Keeling (Australia)
  • Mauritius
  • Reunion (France)
  • Richarts Bay (South Africa)
  • Saint Helana
  • Salvador (Brazil)
  • St Georges (Grenada)

During the “Sailing around the world” the exploration factor is dominant. We will stop frequently to explore the countries we visit, as a group we decide where we stop and how long we stay. For the longer passages we sail in fleet, locally every boat is free to go where he want.

Benefits of sailing with us!

  • Sailing in sea worthy yachts.
  • The boats are more then fully equipped.
  • Safety of sailing in a fleet.
  • Professional Skipper (Yachtmaster Ocean).
  • Professional 1 Mate ( Yachtmaster Offshore)**.
  • Professional Host/Cook***.
  • Medical professional in the fleet.
  • We take care of the complete organization.
  • Coordination team (tracking, Weather forecast)
  • Fixed price “No hidden extras”
  • No sailing experience required.
  • Environment friendly

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All our boats are equipped with state of the art safety gear!

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