Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges now offer a unique opportunity for individuals with all levels of sailing ability to experience first-hand an extreme offshore sailboat. Utilizing the famous Volvo 60 Amer Sports One that completed the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001, Derek Hatfield and professional crew will provide sailors with the chance to experience the sheer exhilaration and sense of accomplishment that comes with completing an offshore passage on a world-class sailing yacht.
As in business and in life, success on the water depends on strong teamwork, leadership, communication and a competitive spirit. Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges draws on all of its combined experience in offshore sailing to take Individuals on the adventure of a lifetime.
• Sail handling
• Racing tactics
• Weather analysis
• Sleep patterns
• Psychological factors
• Safety at sea
• Safety equipment & food are inclusive
“Our goal is the give the crew a sense of real participation in all facets of sailing a Volvo 60 offshore. Everyone participates in the experience including maneuvers on deck, navigation, sail handling and helming”. – Skipper, Derek Hatfield
DISCOVERY SAILING & OCEAN CHALLENGES join forces to provide enhanced RYA sail training. With Discovery Sailing, an RYA Training Centre in Nova Scotia, the RYA Competent Crew and Watch Leader practical courses as well as ocean mileage building and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passages are now available aboard the Volvo 60 Amer Sports One. RYA qualifications are known and respected the world over. For a list of available RYA courses see discoverysailing.com and for a list of Ocean passages see spiritofcanada.net.
As in business, success on the water depends on strong teamwork, leadership, communication and a competitive spirit. Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges draws on all of its combined experience in offshore sailing to take individuals, couples and teams on the sailing adventure of a lifetime.
2014 Sailing Schedule:
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
Voile de St. Barth
Antigua Sailing Week
Antigua – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Lunenburg, NS – Bermuda
Bermuda – Lunenburg, NS
Route Halifax – St. Pierre Ocean Race
St. Pierre, FR – Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg, NS – Canary Islands
Contact us for more information and pricing if you are interested in one of these events.
Contact: Patianne Verburgh
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