Adventure Sailing Experiences and Holidays

Adventure Sailing Experiences and Holidays: Round the Island Race
Join Big Spirit for a once in a lifetime sailing adventure aboard our 72ft ocean racing yacht. We offer everything from simple days sails through to cruising holidays and racing across the Atlantic.

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At Big Spirit Adventures we always deliver an exhilarating sailing experience be it a simple run about the sheltered Solent, dash around the Isle of Wight, sprint across the channel to the life changing experience of a trans Atlantic blast aboard our 72 foot global challenge yacht.

We offer a full range of sailing experiences and training to enable you to understand what real ocean sailing is all about including:-

* ARC Trans Atlantic Race - ARC Europe - Round the Island Race - Cowes Week - Rolex Fastnet
* Uphill Trans Atlantic - Canaries Cruising - Biscay Crossing - Mile Builders - Norway Midnight Sun - Azores - Cape Verde

During the summer Big Spirit is available for Corporate Entertainment, team building and weekend channel crossings.

At Big Spirit Adventures we pride ourselves in offering the most exciting and challenging sailing events run to safety levels well above the industry standards

Big Spirit is a 72ft steel sailing yacht built at the Devonport yards in 2000 specifically to provide the safest platform for 18 people from all walks of life to come together as a team and complete what was billed as the toughest yacht race in the world, sailing around the world against prevailing winds and currents.

Big Spirit which was originally known as Challenge Business #45 and has a very successful record having recording two safe and successful round the world races (BT Global Challenge 2000/1 and the Global Challenge 2004/5), winning the last race in 2004/2005 and is still the holder of the class record for the round the island race on the south coast.

Since purchasing Big Spirit in October 2007 it has undergone a complete refit and refurbishment (the second in it’s short life!) and is now ready for more adventures, albeit with some creature comforts thrown in to make things a little more pleasant!

The yacht now has large screen AV system with PC connectivity for everything from presentations around the 18 seat table to relaxing off watch mid Atlantic when you fancy just watching a DVD.

Air conditioning has been fitted to the saloon area making it much more comfortable when the weather is hot and sunny and three fridge freezer units, washing machine, dryer and microwave oven mean fresh food and clean clothes are always available wherever you are in the world!

The yacht is coded to MCA Cat 0, meaning it built to the standard and carries all safety equipment for operating anywhere on of the oceans of the world.


Big Spirit operates all over the Atlantic including:-

UK, Canary Islands, Azores, Cape Verde Islands, Caribbean, Norway, France and Spain.

Typical Day

All crew are fully involved in sailing Big Spirit taking in all the roles aboard. We spend time teaching everything from helming to sail changing and trimming. This is a full participation sailing adventure!

Age range, type of group

From 18 to 65 years, outside this range we are happy to discuss on a case by case basis.

Trips range from single places available on longer passages to whole boat charters start from a day through to a couple of weeks.

Sleeping and meals

We take a maximum of 12 guests on the boat at anytime, the yacht was designed for 18 so everyone gets some space aboard.

All meal are included in the trips when we are at sea.

Policies & Restrictions

No sailing experience is necessary but willingness to get involved and a degree of fitness and mobility are a required

Rates & Availability

Prices from £100 per day

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