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SY - Sailing Yacht, 12.2 m (40 ft), sail, monohull, Colvic Victor 40
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 Destination planned to take the vessel next
United Kingdom - same as boarding location
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United Kingdom - same as boarding location
 Home Port of Registry (registered vessel)
United Kingdom - England - visible to Premium Crew

Itineraries (New)

An itinerary is a route divided into legs showing the planned locations and dates of the main stopovers from the start (initial departure) to the very end (final arrival), which is the destination of the vessel's journey (also called voyage, trip, torn, or expedition).

Each leg has a departure and an arrival date and location. It may also have additional waypoints in between, which might be stopping points or course change points.

Itineraries for vessels at sea are never precise! We use three accuracy levels for the planning status to avoid confusion about what is likely to happen or not:

  • Pending (not accurate) – initial idea, possibilities
  • Preliminary (kinda accurate) – changes may still apply
  • Planned (fairly accurate) – this is what's meant to happen

The duration of an itinerary is counted in days (start to end date) and the leg in nights (departure to arrival date). That is because you may arrive on a Monday and leave on a Tuesday. Therefore, there can be confusion if you were there for one or two days, but it would strictly count as one night without any confusion.

Therefore, you would say you went on a 14-day holiday or trip (the itinerary) and spent 13 nights on all your legs combined, for example.

There is also an important distinction between planning (what's the intention) and estimating (what's calculated). A time of arrival is always an estimate as a calculation is required; that's why it is called ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival).

You can't plan to leave San Francisco and arrive in Hawaii 10 minutes later, regardless of how desperate your intention is. If you intend to arrive in Hawaii by a certain date and estimate 10 days for the journey, then you can plan to leave San Francisco 12 to 15 days before. Therefore, your departure date is planned (what's the intention), and the arrival is still an estimate (what's calculated based on season, winds, currents, and many other factors). Plans can change due to weather, government requirements, breakdowns, delays, etc.

The following tips are worth noting to manage your itinerary and maintain an excellent overview:

  • 1) Name your itinerary with a short and clear title, such as 2024 Antarctic Expedition or 2024 Italy Family Torn, that is descriptive, easy to remember, and simple to refer to in conversations.
  • 2) You can set your itinerary's visibility to private while planning it, share it with only those you contact, or share it with anyone who views your profile.
  • 3) Next, add each leg of the significant stopovers by date and location.
  • 4) Then, keep updating each leg as required.

Be realistic and mindful when planning an itinerary. People will arrange their timing and life around it, taking time off work, booking flights, arranging accommodation, etc. It's crucial to let the crew know how accurate they can expect the itinerary to be.

2024 Cruises

Planned (fairly accurate)

12 Legs
1,381 nm
119 days
Legs partially booked
Start2024 Aug 5
GB Portsmouth Hampshire
End2024 Dec 2
ES Cádiz

Leg 1

135 nm7 nights
Booked out
Depart 2024 Aug 5 Mon
GB Portsmouth Hampshire
Arrive 2024 Aug 12 Mon
Cruise 4 Leg 1

Leg 2

78 nm7 nights
Booked out
Depart 2024 Aug 12 Mon
Arrive 2024 Aug 19 Mon
Cruise 4 Leg 2

Leg 3

28 nm7 nights
Available: 2 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Aug 19 Mon
Arrive 2024 Aug 26 Mon
FR Brest
Cruise 4 Leg 3
Stopover 14 nights

Leg 4

114 nm7 nights
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Sep 9 Mon
FR Brest
Arrive 2024 Sep 16 Mon
Cruise 5 Leg 1

Leg 5

161 nm7 nights
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Sep 16 Mon
FR Saint-Nazaire
Arrive 2024 Sep 23 Mon
Cruise 5 Leg 2

Leg 6

90 nm7 nights
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Sep 23 Mon
FR Bordeaux
Arrive 2024 Sep 30 Mon
Cruise 5 Leg 3
Stopover 7 nights

Leg 7

182 nm7 nights
Booked out
Depart 2024 Oct 7 Mon
FR Bayonne
Arrive 2024 Oct 14 Mon
ES Gijón
Cruise 6 Leg 1

Leg 8

121 nm7 nights
Booked out
Depart 2024 Oct 14 Mon
ES Gijón
Arrive 2024 Oct 21 Mon
Cruise 6 Leg 2

Leg 9

69 nm7 nights
Available: 2 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Oct 21 Mon
ES A Coruña
Arrive 2024 Oct 28 Mon
ES Vigo
Cruise 6 Leg 3
Stopover 14 nights

Leg 10

65 nm7 nights
Available: 2 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Nov 11 Mon
ES Vigo
Arrive 2024 Nov 18 Mon
PT Porto
Cruise 7 Leg 1

Leg 11

148 nm7 nights
Booked out
Depart 2024 Nov 18 Mon
PT Porto
Arrive 2024 Nov 25 Mon
PT Lisbon
Cruise 7 Leg 2

Leg 12

189 nm7 nights
Available: 3 of 3 Crew positions
Depart 2024 Nov 25 Mon
PT Lisbon
Arrive 2024 Dec 2 Mon
ES Cádiz
Cruise 7 Leg 3
End of Itinerary


L5   native
speaking natively like a local without a noticeable foreign accent
L4   fluent
speaking fluently with an extensive vocabulary, but with a foreign accent
L3   competent
speaking competently with a solid vocabulary on almost any topic
L2   elementary
speaking enough to get by, but may get lost in a conversation
L1   learning
not speaking the language, but learned enough to say simple sentences
L0   not proficient
may know a few words, but cannot form sentences or ask questions
Languages spoken aboard
native English
Vessel type, make and model
SY Sailing Yacht, Colvic Victor 40
Vessel year
1987 built, and most recent major refit completed in 2020
Vessel main propulsion
Vessel hull type
Vessel length
12.2 metres (40 ft)
Vessel weight (displacement)
12 tonnes (26,460 lb)
Crew & guests aboard
usually 4 people aboard
cruising: Coastal or cruising: Offshore


Team request
position preferably for individuals, but teams may apply
Nationality of crew
Gender of crew
Age of crew
must be over 18 years of age
Height of crew
Weight of crew


Anyone and aboard any or no specific diet is fine
Anyone and aboard any or no drinking is fine
Anyone and aboard there is preferably no smoking


Coastal/Ocean sea time
none required
Coastal/Ocean sea miles
none required


Recreational    generally unpaid positions, or contributing towards some agreed expenses

positions available
preferably for
 Crew   any experience
- visible to Free & Premium members only
crew to pay an agreed share towards some expenses

Dear Shipmates


Hello, My name is Adam. I have been sailing for around 25 years around the UK and Baltic. I am an RYA YM Offshore and am happy to let crew members passage plan, skipper, pilot, etc.

About the boat, the plans, and current crew

usually cleancomfortablevery safeshare experienceseek adventureface challenges

I am offering a series of cruises throughout 2024. We will be sailing on the south coast of England, to France and the Channel Islands. Most cruises start and finish at Gosport and last between 7 and 14 days. From August I will be sailing from Gosport to Cadiz and then spending the winter in the western Med. The boat is a 40 ft ketch with 2 or 3 crew berths. I have 5-10 people who sail with me regularly, but am always happy to meet new people.

What is expected of the crew

clean & tidyeasy-goingfriendlytrustworthygood communicatoreager to learn & worksense of humorcan pay own expenseswill not bring a bicyclewill not bring a pet

There is a set crew contribution of £40 per day to cover food, fuel and berthing costs. Crew are responsible for their own travel costs to and from the boat.




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