Mile Building Gibraltar

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Overview Mile Building Gibraltar

Mile Building Gibraltar: we will leave Faro and travel South-East towards Barbate crossing the Golf of Cadiz. You will spend a well deserved break and rest overnight in Cadiz, Barbate or Tarifa and finally Gibraltar for a break before st sail towards Ceuta and finally back straight to Faro/Olhão covering approximately 300 miles.

You should be able to take a night watch, learn how to work with AIS, radar, plotter and chart work.

Mile building Gibraltar can help you build up your miles and give you night sailing experience. This is one of the requirements for IYT, ASA and RYA qualifications.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Olhão Marina, Algarve, Portugal
CHECK-IN 9:00 a.m.
8 nights onboard 8 lunches
3 evening meals 8 breakfast
Lifejackets Towels
Bedding Water
Alcoholic drinks
Meals ashore
Travel insurance

Typical Mile Building Gibraltar Itinerary:


300NM / 2 night sailing

Boat available: Oceanis 40>>


Day 1: Check in Olhão

Check in at Marina de Olhão at 9:00 on day 1. After a safety briefing and a nice lunch ashore, we'll be sailing towards Barbate, the capital of the tuna. On the way maybe we'll catch some tunas. This is a 110 NM passage so the ETA is 20 hours after departure.


Day 2 & 3: Barbate & La Linea

Arriving on day 2 to Barbate lunch time. Time walk to the village and know the best tuna restaurants in Spain. On day 3 we'll be sailing to Gibraltar. Normally we stay at La Linea Marina because showers are so big and the city its so beautiful to explore. If you want you can take a tour to see the monkeys on the top of the rock in Gibraltar side.


Day 4 & 5: Crossing the straight

Crossing the straight of Gibraltar its the highlight of this trip. We will be crossing a TSS and landing in Ceuta. Time to relax and walk around Ceuta. Next day we will be sailing back to Barbate, Cadiz our straight to Faro, according to the time.


Day 6 & 7: Depends on weather

Sail back to Faro, Algarve. If you still have time we can sail to Cadiz or the Guadiana River. This decision is made by the skipper according to the weather forecast and time left. Another option is to sail back to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and enjoy a nice dinner ashore at Culatra Island.


Day 8: Check out Olhão

Check out around 12:00 in Olhão after cleaning the boat and fill up log books.


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