Become a crew member on an exceptional boat for the duration of an offshore race

An incredible experience to do at least once in your life!

  • Expedition / Adventure
  • Sailing course

Become a crew member on an exceptional boat for the duration of an offshore race

It's been in the back of your mind for a while, but you haven't taken the plunge? Then choose the race that suits you and come aboard a Volvo 60 for a unique experience. Grasp the opportunity to participate in prestigious offshore races (such as the Rolex Fastnet, the Drheam Cup and many others) with routes ranging from 600 to 3,200 nautical miles. You will join a professional crew and become an indispensable crew member. You will participate in more than sporting manoeuvres but also in the elaboration of the strategy to be set up according to the weather conditions... These programmes will appeal to all competitors in search of intensive sailing.

Cruise Highlights

  • Sailing on a Volvo 60 with a professional crew
  • Taking part in an ocean race
  • Combining the pleasure of sailing with the thrill of the ride

Your Boat

  • Volvo 60
  • 10 people max
  • 4 crew members

Come aboard Libertalia, a Volvo Ocean 60 designed specifically for offshore racing. This 65-foot boat took part in the 2001-2002 Volvo Ocean Race (under the name Djuice Dragons). It is the perfect boat for any sailor looking for thrills and excitement.
On deck, there are two helm stations located at the stern and a double column of winches for the grinders. The ideal way to put yourself in the shoes of the greatest sailors. Inside, this boat is rather minimal as you will commit most of your time to race.

  • Carbon mast
  • Full batten mainsail
  • Headsails : J1, J2, J3, J4, code zero, A3 and A5 spinnaker
  • Fittings: Lewmar
  • Chart table
  • Gas stove

The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Itinerary of your cruise

Take the plunge and enjoy an incredible experience alongside a professional crew. These races offer unique and unforgettable moments, with their specific characteristics (location, distance, duration, etc.).

Atlantic France

Here is the programme of upcoming races:

  • Getting started: (24h)
To familiarise yourself with this Volvo 60, we propose that you spend a day (1 day/1 night) on board. Supervised by a professional crew, you will be totally immersed in this ultra-sporty and high-performance yacht. You will be able to put yourself in the shoes of the different crew members SUCH AS grinder, trimmer, etc. So, are you ready to try the adventure?

  • Drheam Cup 1000: (1000 nautical miles)
This race, also known as the "Grand Prix de France de Course au Large" could be nicknamed the "French Fastnet". It combines the famous three elements of racing: competition, cooperation and celebration. It also brings together crews from all walks of life, both professionals and enthusiasts. From Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, you will cross the Channel to reach the Scilly Islands and sail around the famous Fastnet Rock and its lighthouse. Your journey will end in La Trinité-sur-Mer, a seaside resort recognised by all the greatest sailing enthusiasts.

  • Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race: (2000 nautical miles)
You are embarking on a long and challenging race. Starting from Cowes (South of England) you will sail around Ireland, Scotland and England. You will face the British and Irish weather with its capricious reputation... This course requires rigour and motivation to cope with difficult sailing conditions. Your sailing experience will be essential to participate in the strategy and define the best route to follow, without neglecting the tides. The Sevenstar is a race for true competitors!

  • RORC Transatlantic race: (3000 nautical miles)
Take part in the 9th edition of this iconic race. You will leave from Lanzarote (Canary Islands) and cross the Atlantic Ocean to Grenada, in the Caribbean. There are around 30 boats and sailors of all nationalities participating in this race. You will have to push the boat to the limit to be the fastest and work out the best strategies against the competitors.

  • RORC Caribbean 600: (600 nautical miles)
Enter this race that circles 11 Caribbean islands and starts in Antigua. Although the tropical and paradisiacal setting makes the race very attractive, it is nonetheless a real challenge! You'll be sailing between the islands while dealing with the local weather conditions of warm temperatures, trade winds and rough seas. This is the ideal race if you want to combine a change of scenery with the competition.

  • Rolex Fastnet Race: (700 nautical miles)
Join us for the 50th edition of the famous Rolex Fastnet Race, an international race starting in Cowes and finishing in Cherbourg. It is one of the most famous offshore races in the world with hundreds of boats entered. If you have a keen competitive spirit and are both sporty and a thrill-seeker, then why not take the plunge? This challenge could, in the end, give you a huge sense of achievement...

  • Tour of Belle-Île:
Come aboard as a crew member for the latest edition of this race in Quiberon Bay. The day before, spend a discovery day at sea to get your bearings, make friends with the crew and practise manoeuvres. You'll sail around Belle-Île-en-Mer for a day of fun and adventure.

  • La Trinité – Cowes (350 nautical miles) & Cowes – Dinard: (150 nautical miles)
Set off on a thrilling race from La Trinité to Cowes, from where you can take part in the famous RORC race: Cowes - Dinard. You can choose to do the outward or return journey or combine the two. If you're feeling competitive, these races are for you!

  • Privatisation:
The Volvo 60 is also available for private use for races or other events if you wish. There are no set dates, so please contact us to discuss.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to have more details about a particular race, the boat or any other information.

Photo credits Pierre Bouras & Yvan Zedda

The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions.
The photographs and visual products presented have no contractual value.


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Tue 09 Jul
Sat 20 Jul 2024
Sat 17 Aug
Sun 18 Aug 2024
Sat 14 Sep
Sun 15 Sep 2024
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Armen Race
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Drheam Cup
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Price includes

  • Accommodation in a single bunk
  • French-speaking crew: 1 captain 200 Sail, 1 mate, 1 navigator and 1 watch leader
  • Freeze-dried and sterilised meals
  • Water
  • Equipment: overalls and Musto BR2 watchkeeping jacket
  • Guaranteed departure for 6 or more participants

Price does not include

  • Transport to the base
  • Cash box (mandatory) : €35 /day /person (to be paid at the time of booking)
  • FFVoile Compétition licence (compulsory, to be provided)
  • Medical certificate of no contraindication to sailing, including in competition (compulsory, to be provided)
  • Sleeping bag and personal equipment (to be provided or possibility to rent)

Frequently asked questions

  • In which nautical establishment can I take my FFV licence?

    Race crew member, you must be licensed with the French Sailing Federation, with medical fitness for sailing competition.

    Be aware that the shipowner with which you will be sailing is affiliated as the French Cruise School with the French Sailing Federation (FFV). As such, it is able to issue FFVoile licenses in the context of this activity. So you can go through him to get your sailing license if you don't have it yet. Do not hesitate to let us know your decision at the time of booking.
  • How do I confirm a booking?

    To confirm your booking, you need to inform your GlobeSailor consultant who will hold an option for you until your deposit is received. The booking will only be considered definite once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), of between 30% and 50% of the total cost of the booking. A 100% deposit will be required for all bookings made within one month of departure. The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the date of embarkation.
  • Terms of cancelation:

    In the event of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor adviser as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 25% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// 29 days until departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
    We advise our customers to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: