This two-week trip will be skippered by club skippers Anna and Jean.
Anna got into dinghy sailing on family holidays as a child, and decided to try larger boats while at university. The combination of traveling and sailing appealed to her, and still does. She has been skippering for CUYC since 2010. Anna enjoys visiting new places, especially if they are otherwise inaccessible, and likes the gradual change of scenery and wildlife from a boat. On passages, she loves making (and eating) fresh bread, but is also open to other baking and extreme cooking suggestions.
Jean used to sail Optimists and Lasers while growing up in Genoa, Italy. He has since moved on to yachts, and has been a member of CUYC since 2016. He enjoys travelling to remote places, and loves the combination of rugged landscapes and calm. Two other passions of his are mountaineering and ski touring. Jean's favourite recipes to cook on board are minestrone and ragù alla bolognese.
This adventurous passage will take us up to the Faroes, an archipelago that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Sailing should give us an excellent vantage point to see the rugged sea cliffs and plenty of bird life. We will hop from island to island to explore this remote archipelago, with picturesque traditional homes blending into the hill side with their turf roofs.
This will be an adventurous and fairly intense two-week trip, involving sailing day and night in a watch rotation system. Some prior sailing experience is recommended, but if you are relatively inexperienced and have a taste for adventure then you are more than welcome to join us. That being said, we must of course ensure that there are enough experienced people in the crew on the trip to run it safely. If you are in any doubt whether you should sign up, then please feel free to get in touch with Jean Maillard (profile) or Anna Southall.
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