Please note: beginners are welcome to attend any and all of our trips unless explicitly stated otherwise. The 'Beginner Friendly' factor is best used as a gauge if you are nervous about being roped in (ha-ha) to spending all day on bumpy water when you want to dip your toe in the water (again, ha-haaa) slowly! Similary, obviously being on a boat at all is adventurous so don't worry if you are a beginner but looking for some more adventure and the 'Adventure Factor' is a 1/5 - you will still have plenty of opportunity to be adventurous, outside all day. Sailing is hands-on and adventuorus at all levels.
Islands and Iberia! Oh yeah! This leg involves good sailing opportunities between the Palma De Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera before ending in Alicante. Bit more fun, setting sail for the horizon! Andddd eventually the stunning Alicante Coastline arrives in view after a solid day's worth of sailing. Relax in the bar, at anchor, in the water, sailing betweennnn the Balearic islands and the Spanish mainland! You will have MAXIMUM opportunity to customise your programme on board depending on how everyone feels - explore some of the Balearics? Explore some of Alicantea area? Both?
More information will be provided closer to the time by the Skipper.
This event features several additional options including a Summer Programme custom polo shirt AND the opportunity to pre-register for advance ticket sales to what will be a sell-out event... CUYC WINTER BALL - a chance to reunite with the crew of this trip in the BIGGEST sailing social event in CUYC history. See relevant page for details.
As with most adventurous CUYC trips, this trip will be mostly sailing (in hopefully great conditions) with limited time on land.
As a crew member, you'll sleep on board the yacht in your sleeping bag and contribute to helping sailing the boat, as well as with the shopping, cooking, and cleaning. The first mate and skipper will be on hand to teach those new to sailing the basics.
On top of the base cost of the trip, you will need to cover expenses such as food and marina fees and pay for your own travel to and from Alicante/Palma de Mallorca. For most trips this Summer we are advising crew should expect at least £100 in expenses each. The exact amount may be slightly more or slightly less depending on what you as a crew choose to do during the week - for example spending more nights in marinas than at anchor is more expensive. All expenses are split between the 8 crew on each trip after the trip has ended.
Once the crew has been confirmed, the skipper may arrange for the crew to meet in Cambridge to get to know each other.