Tall Ships Adventures are pleased to announce that we now automatically include travel insurance within your booking costs.

We have arranged this specialist travel insurance for all crew members taking part on all Voyages aboard any vessel owned or managed by Tall Ships Ltd.

Full Policy terms and conditions can be found on our website www.tallships.org

This can be downloaded or if required please contact us and we will send you a full copy in the post.

Please read through this documentation carefully to ensure it meets with your requirements.

A brief Summary of this cover is set out below.

Main Sections of Cover:

Cancellation or CurtailmentUp to £5,000

Replacement & Re-joining Expenses Up to £3,000

Medical, Repatriation and Additional Expenses Up to £1,000,000

Personal Baggage & Money Up to £1,500

Personal Accident £25,000

Journey Continuation Up to £500

Travel Delay Up to £500

Hospital Benefit £50 per day up to a maximum £2,500

Personal Liability Up to £2,000,000 (excluding whilst involved in sailing activities)

Legal Expenses Up to £25,000

Delayed Baggage Up to £250

Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation Expenses Up to £15,000

An Excess of £50 applies to some Sections - see Policy for details.

General Exclusions that apply to all Sections

It is important to be aware that Trips booked or commenced contrary to Medical Advice, contrary to health and safety regulations of airlines, to obtain medical treatment or after a terminal prognosis has been made are excluded.

This insurance also excludes certain types of claim arising from any of the following conditions in respect of an insured person

    (a) who is waiting for an operation or post operative check-up, any investigation or results, or any other hospital treatment or consultation (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage has not changed in the last 12 months.)

    (b) who has received treatment for any of the following during the 24 months prior to date of booking a trip:

a stroke, any form of cancer; leukaemia or tumour; a transplant; any heart problem; hypertension; dialysis; diabetes (not including diabetes II); any blood disorder; any breathing or respiratory problem (not including asthma, unless requiring inpatient treatment); any psychiatric illness or dementia; any gastro intestinal condition e.g. colitis, stomach ulcer; any neurological system related condition

    (c) who has been seen by a specialist in the last three months (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage remains unchanged).

You are advised to read the full policy terms and conditions (www.tallships.org or on request) which set out the full details of all exclusions and limitations

Maximum age 80 at date of travel

This Policy is underwritten by Sagicor at Lloyd's Limited (FSA reference 204947) for Lloyd's Syndicate 1206 and is administered by Sagicor Underwriting Limited.

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Home » Voyages » Fastnet Challenge 2014

Fastnet Challenge 2014

Portsmouth – Fastnet Rock – Portsmouth

The Challenge

Fastnet Rock (c) Rolex/Daniel Forster

Take on the Challenge of sailing from Portsmouth, around the Fastnet Rock off the South -West tip of Ireland and back again on one of our 72ft Challenger Yachts!

The Voyage

The voyage will begin in Portsmouth. You will then head west along the south coast. Depending on progress you may stop along the coast before heading out past the Scilly Isles into the Irish Sea. The plan is to stop in Kinsale either before or after rounding the ‘Rock’ to sample some Irish hospitality at its best. The challenge then finishes with a sprint back to Portsmouth.

Crew from 2012 Fasnet Challenge


Map of the route

The Training

You will be fully trained by our professional crew so although some sailing experience is advisable, it is not necessary.

The Yachts

Challenger Yacht

The iconic Challenger 72ft Yachts were made for this challenge! Having already circumnavigated the world twice these cutter rigged steel sloops are perfect for delivering the ultimate combination of excitment and safety.

The Dates


Friday 2 May – Sunday 4 May


Friday 9 May – Monday 19 May


Open to people aged between 18 – 65

£ 1, 495 per person including:

  • 1 x Training Weekend
  • 1 x Fastnet Challenge
  • 1 x Team Jacket
  • All meal on board
  • Use of wet weather gear & safety equipment
  • Travel insurance while afloat

To book your place on the Challenge please click here

When rounding the rock it was really foggy but then the fog kindly lifted and there it was, the infamous Fastnet Rock! It was an immense feeling and we were all buzzing, the wind then picked up and we were off racing …..The camaraderie amongst the crew was superb. Toni

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