Passage making & mile building

Need more miles? Want to cross an ocean?
Are you looking for more miles to help with qualifications? Do you want more time on the water, or just want to experience what its like to spend time cruising at sea? Then our passage making, mile building trips are a great, fun way to start.

For your peace of mind, Skyelark is fully coded, licensed to charter anywhere in the world, and as such meets stringent regulations on safety equipment, crew qualifications and medical supplies carried.

Antigua to Terceira, Azores – 20th April – 10th May 2019 (2300nm):
Join from 10:00 on the 20th April

Terceira, Azores

This passage departs from Falmouth Harbour in Antigua and finishes on the island of Terceira in the Azores. We may have time for a brief stop in Horta, Faial before the final 70 mile passage to Terceira. Join us for 2300 miles of ocean sailing which should take about 15 days, more than enough to qualify for your Ocean Yachtmaster Certificate.

These mid Atlantic Islands are famous amongst yachties but otherwise only visited by the more determined of travellers. We will arrive into Angra do Heroismo on Terceira. This small city has a rich historical background with much to explore and is also classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. If you have time to enjoy the island after the passage there are many walks, volcanoes, gardens, and historical sites to explore.

The Azores are truly one of the hidden gems of the Atlantic Islands and one of our favourite stops on the Atlantic circuit.
£2,750 per person.

Terceira, Azores to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria via Madeira – 29th October – 12th November 2019 (950nm):
Join from 16:00 on the 29th October


Leaving from the Island of Terceira we will head for Ponta delgado, the most easterly island of the Azores archipelago. This 100 mile passage will take less than 24 hours, so is a good introduction to Ocean sailing. Having taken some time to explore the island we will then set sail on the longest passage to Madeira (600 miles). There will be time here to enjoy the island before a final 2 day passage to finish the trip in Las Palmas on Gran Granaria.
£1,500 per person.

These passages will cover all aspects of ocean sailing. You will be involved in every aspect of life at sea, from watch keeping, helming, sail handling and trimming and you can be as involved as you wish in the navigation, weather routing and Astro navigation. These passages can be used as qualifiers for the Ocean Yacht Master qualification.

If you are interested in booking a place on any of these passages, please get in touch!

Key Facts

What's included:

  • Qualified and experienced skipper and first mate.
  • Fully coded yacht, licensed to charter anywhere in the world.
  • Full Category A medical kit.
  • All onboard expenses.
  • All customs and crew fees.
  • Onboard food and drinks.
  • Tuition and guidance from Ocean Yachtmaster & Yachtmaster Instructor.
  • Use of sextant and navigation tables.
  • All safety equipment.
  • Fuel and gas.

What's not included:

  • Flights and transfers.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Wet weather gear.