Summer 2012

Sail to the Canary Islands

Our Yacht Kestrel

Since bought in 2008 Kestrel has sailed with us for four great summers as well as many weekend and training trips. This year we plan to take her further south than before. Kestrel has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment: A brand new galley, heads and woodwork down below, as well as a new deck-coating, making her look bright and shiny.

Check out the links above for more Information and the Specifications on this Sigma 38.


13 trips in

17 weeks

This summer the CUYC will sail to the warm waters of the Canary Islands. Come along to our Squash to learn about our own yacht Kestrel and find out which one of the 13 trips is the right one for you

Enjoy snacks and a beer while chatting to our skippers and other sailors. They will tell you about the different trips that make up the summer programme and describe in detail the fabulous plans we are going to sail.

The Journey

13 Trips, 17 Weeks

Join us on our fantastic journey to the Canary Islands. Over the course of 17 weeks we will take our own yacht Kestrel to the Canary Islands and return via Morocco, Portugal and France.

These are the details:


Trip 1: Southampton -> Cadiz (Adventurous)
Trip 2: Cadiz -> Canaries (Adventurous)
Trip 3: Around the Canary Islands
Trip 4: Around the Canary Islands
Trip 5: Around the Canary Islands
Trip 6: Around the Canary Islands
Trip 7: Canaries -> Casablanca (Adventurous)
Trip 8: Casablanca -> Faro
Trip 9: Faro -> Porto
Trip 10: Porto -> La Coruna
Trip 11: La Coruna -> Vannes (Adventurous)
Trip 12: Vannes -> St Malo
Trip 13: St Malo -> Southampton

You can sign-up on our Programme page. Take a look at the individual trip pages, choose the one you want and click the 'sign-up' button to indicate your interest.

Come Sailing

The first, adventurous trip will take our yacht Kestrel from Southampton all the way down to Portugal. From there, we will cross to Morocco and the Canary Island.

With Kestrel based here, we will spend four weeks exploring the hidden anchorages and beaches of these volcanic islands. The trips will be quite relaxed and beginner friendly. After a day sailing in the sun we may stop in secluded natural harbours for barbecues and swimming or explore the nightlife on the islands.

Trips either side of these are passage making trips with more of an emphasis on mile building, but not necessarily adventurous. There can be some night sailing with watch systems, as well as many opportunities for people to gain experience either as acting skipper, first mate or watch leader.

Click on the individual trips listed above to find out more details. The trip pages list who is going to skipper the trips and what level of experience is required. Secure your place by clicking the 'sign-up' button - we expect the trips to fill up fast!

Do also come along to our summer squash (See details above).

Questions? Email VC-Sailing