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Ophiusa Regatta. Easter 2018. From Sitges to Formentera

Amazing adventure sailing the Mediterranean. Come with us! No sailing experience is required to join.

Easter 2018. Ophiusa Regatta.  Sailing From Sitges to Formentera (Balearic Islands) on board a beautiful Bavaria 50 sailboat.

No sailing experience is necessary to join. Just a passion for the sea and some spirit of adventure. You can learn how to sail if you want, participating in the manoeuvres during the trip.

The proposal consists in experiencing a true adventure, covered by the organisation of the famous popular “Ophiusa” regatta, which every year opens the sailing season with the participation of 80 boats (500 crew-members approx.) and is characterised by its fantastic social atmosphere.

Departure:
Port d’Aiguadolç Sitges (Barcelona)
Easter 2018
March 28th to April 2nd

Cabin charter
Mediterranean regatta
Participate as a crew member
No experience required

Sailing Program

You can learn how to sail if you want

Wednesday, March 28th at 19:00h

We will be waiting for you at Port d’Aiguadolç (Sitges) around 18h. to continue with introductions, distribution of cabins and the skipper’s briefing. –Reviewing the regulations and giving exhaustive weather information –We will attend a fantastic party and dinner offered by the organization of the regatta to all participants in Ophiusa.

Thursday, March 29th at 10:00h

The adventure begins! At 9:00, all arrangements for the startbegin. The regatta starts at 10:00 h. Our goal is to sail to Formentera and, who knows? We may even win a trophy, let’s see…

Friday, March 30th

We reach Formentera in the early afternoon more or less, anchor in Sabina port and will have time to relax and recover from the trip. The port has all the facilities (Showers, bars and restaurants, etc.) At nighttime a good dinner is awaiting, where it is customary to discuss the regatta: strategies, results, etc.

Saturday, March 31st

Time to visit Formentera. It is typical to hire a motorcycle and travel round the island, discovering its wild landscape with white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters that are reminiscent of the Caribbean. Barbería lighthouse, Punta de la Mola, Es Caló…magical locations full of charm.In the evening we will attend the grand fiesta when the awards are given out (Let’s see if we get any of them…!) with a dinner and a dance to finish off.

Sunday, April 1st

After breakfast, we set sail to visitthe coves from the sea: Cala Saona, Ses Illetes and Espalmador. Real natural paradises where we will anchor for a meal, la last swim and in the evening we’ll set sail to Sitges.

Monday, April 2nd

Arrival at the Port of Sitges around midday and end of the adventure.

Bavaria 50 Cruiser to participate in the Ophiusa Regatta

No experience is required to join

Characteristics

Length: 15 m.

Beam: 4,5 m.

Draught: 2m.

Capacity: 12 pax

Cabins: 5 doubles

Convertible Saloon: Yes

Year: 2005

Last refit: 2014

Engine: Volvo 75HP

Price and conditions

If you have any questions, please contact us

  • 575€ / Pax
    From March 28th  to April 2nd 2018

The price included:

  • One spot in double cabin on board Bavaria 50 Cruiser
  • Professional skipper
  • Insurance and cleaning
  • Licence and inscription in the regatta
  • Parties and dinners in Sitges on Wednesday and Formentera on Saturday

The price not included:

  • Food, drinks and diesel is not included. This cost will be shared by all crew members (About 75 euros each). The proposal begins and ends in Sitges (Barcelona), Transport to and from the starting point is not included

Booking conditions

You can confirm your booking whit 150€ deposit by bank transfer and the rest of payment can be two weeks before embarking.
For more information and reservations, please, send us an email at info@gosailingbcn.com

Life on board

Get ready for sailing holidays

What to pack

It is advised not to pack too many luggage, and if possible, a non-rigid suitcase. The most ideal would be a medium sized sports bag.

  • Shoes with white soles to walk on deck, and flipflops
  • Light waterproof jacket
  • Anorak, warm clothing
  • sleeping bag
  • Bathing suits, towel and multiple shirts
  • Sunscreen, sun caps and sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Casual clothing, one or two changes

The life on board

It is very important to maintain order on board, inside (personal items in common areas), on deck (cremes, towels, cameras, etc) and while sailing, to avoid accidents or items going overboard.

  • Try to save drinking water, the tanks are limited and it is preferable to moderate consumption (in the showers) than to have to go refill
  • To use the toilet, specific instructions have to be followed, and paper or any other thing must not be flushed, to avoid clogs.
  • As for the electric consumption; don’t leave any lights on, and charge phones during the day.
  • Try to avoid going on board with shoes from the street, therefore highly recommended to use a light shoe with white soles to avoid bashing your feet onto anything.
  • Eliminate sand from your feet and towels before going in after coming back from the beach.
  • Never enter while being wet, to avoid slips and accidents.
  • Use cremes (such as sunscreen) on top of a towel to avoid the deck from becoming slippery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know before and during the trip

Here you will find some FAQ considerations in the hope that, if you have not tried it, you will like it and soon you will embark on a sailboat. And be very careful … You will love it!

What is travelling in a sailboat like?

Our sailing trips are a form of active tourism where you also gain experience. One of the most authentic ways to travel, departing from the conventional and turning your leisure time into a constant accumulation of sensations that combine adventure, social relations, contactwith nature, etc. When travelling in a sailboat there will be moments of relax and others of frantic activity. It is not necessary to have sailing experience in order to participate, although if you are interested in discovering the secrets of sailing, this is the ideal place to learn. In short, a holiday on board a sailboat will be very pleasurable and you will sail, participate in the manoeuvres, discover places that are sometimes inaccessible from the land, witness impressive sunsets, see dolphins, stars…and the feel pleasant sensation of moving under wind power!

Do you need any sailing experience to participate in a sailboat trip?

Anybody can participate. No experience is necessary, nor do you need specific navigation skills. You just need the will to have a good time and some spirit of adventure.

Can I come on a sailing trip on my own?

One of the features of our sailboat trips is that they are offered “place by place”. The most common thing is that people taking part meet on the first day,before embarking. So you can book alone or accompanied by others, as you wish. You’ll see how at the end of the trip you will have made new friends and close bonds will have been created between crew members after the experiences you have all gone through on board.

What should I bring with me?

We recommend you do not bring too much luggage, in a soft bag if possible. The best thing is a medium sized sports bag.

  • White soled footwear for walking on the deck and rubber flip-flops.
  • A light rain jacket.
  • Swimwear, a bath towel and several t-shirts.
  • Sun protection cream, a cap and sunglasses.
  • Personal hygiene gear.
  • Clothes for the street (one set or two).
  • Some warm clothes for trips in the Mediterranean

How can I book?

You can reserve by a bank transfer to the bank account we will send you details of by mail. Payment of 30{174c6e11791a1040928d4bad5f228a147572197582de78f94cd628e59032146b} (Approx.) of the total price of the trip must be made when booking. The rest of the amount should be paid two weeks before embarkation.

What destination should I choose for a sailboat trip?

We offer a wide range of sailing trips all year round, focusing on two areas: The Mediterranean and the Caribbean, with trips, participation in regattas, stays to visit uninhabited islands … all with special charm and added value to discover. Make your choice according to your availability and budget.

How is life organised on board a sailboat?

Several people will be living together is a small space, therefore respect for others and understanding are essential for a successful stay on board the sailing ship.

The trip intends to be an experience and requires participation.Therefore, the idea is that everyone should collaborate in the tasks and organisation on board, following some simple rules based on common sense:

  • It is important to keep things tidy on board, inside (personal belongings in common areas), on deck (Creams, towels, cameras, etc.) and when sailing, to avoid obstructions, tripping, objects falling into the sea…
  • Economise the use of fresh water, water tanks have a limited capacity and it is preferable to use water in moderation (in the shower for example) than having to go and refill them.
  • When using the WC strictly follow the usage instructions and never dispose of paper or other things in it that could block it.
  •  With regard to consumption of electricity, do not leave lights on. Charge mobile phones (in the cigar lighter socket) at midday.
  • Avoid boarding the boat with street footwear, it is recommended to use canvas or similar shoes on deck to avoid stubbing your toes.
  • Shake the sand out of your feet and towels before coming on board when you return from the beach.
  • Never go inside the boat when you are wet to avoid slipping.
  • Lie on a towel when using sun protection cream, so as not to make the deck slippery.

What is the food like on board a sailboat?

Food will be simple and light, you will be able to eat rice, meat, fish, barbeques, pasta, fruit, fruit juices and soft drinks. It is recommended to exercise moderation in the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

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