Offshore Sailing

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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”― Antoine de Saint Exupery

Swanning Around has planned a five years around the World trip. Landing in places like Bali, the Seychelles, Norway, the Caribbean's, NewYork and much more.

 So if you've craved to disconnect from the life on land, lose sight of land, listen to the roaring sound of the waves for days on end, then join us onboard Eve for an unparalleled Offshore Sailing Adventure  that you'll remember for the rest of your life. 

“To young men contemplating a voyage I’d say go.”― Joshua Slocum

From the cold gale force wind of the Southern Ocean to the warm and smooth ride in the trades, you are guaranteed varied sailing conditions and some navigational challenges en route.

There is no experience required, Ben and Meg are passionate sailors and thrive in sharing their passion.

“I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.”― Bernard Moitessier, Sailor

If you're an inshore yachty or future boat owner you would like to know how to plan an ocean voyage for your next offshore cruise, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from professional sailors.

Cross oceans with us and feel the thrill of surfing with 37 tons of boat, or the bliss of gliding in the trades at a constant 10 knots of boat speed effortlessly.

We only take 6 crew

“Free man, you will always cherish the sea!"― Charles Baudelaire 

More about the yacht

What to do

No previous experience required

We will spend a whole day at the dock or at anchor to familiarise the crew with the yacht, safety equipment and procedures, and role on board.

We also recommend you to complete an Offshore Safety and Sea Survival course before you go. Please contact us for further information.

During the passage, you will have the opportunity to learn:

  • Pilotage and offshore passage planning
  • Watch systems and leading
  • Boat handling in all conditions
  • Sail planning and trim
  • Safety equipment and procedures
  • Offshore navigation and nautical charts
  • Preparing for heavy weather
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Watch keeping/night passages
  • Crew management and the role of the skipper

We will at least two experienced professional sailors onboard who will gladly take your offshore sailing skills to the next level. We are here because we want to share our love of the open sea on one of the best ocean boats ever built.

After contacting us, you'll be asked to fill up a crew form to which we'll reply within 24 to 48 hours. (unless we're at sea in which case we'll get back to you as soon as we land)

What to expect

    We have put in place a series of routine that we'll go over in depth on the induction day which includes
    -Man Over Board recovery procedure
    -Manoeuvre procedure
    -Be careful down bellow where the odds of getting injured are surprisingly higher than on deck 
    -Importance and location of 'Sea-Cocks'
    -Etc. We will get more in depth in the lead up emails and on the induction day
  • Each crew will be assigned a single berth. This is based on a first in, first served.At sea, in certain extreme conditions, we may rotate where people sleep ('hot-bunking'), but your bunk remains yours.You'll be able to store your belonging into a cupboard adjacent to your bunk
  • Shared wet locker to hang out your wet weather gear

Your crew package includes:

  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Full provisions on board during passage and lunch/snack whilst training
  • Eve crew shirt
  • Marina fees
  • automatic PFD's ( personal floatation device)  equiped with personal AIS  (Man Overboard recovery)
  • Double tether
  • Bedding, pillow and towel 
  • Fuel
  • Online tracking via Eve Tracker

Your crew package excludes:

  • Accommodation and meal ashore
  • Flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports and visas
  • Alcohol
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing and wet weather gear - Contact us for preferential prices with our partners

More info on the dedicated passage page

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