Icelandic Challenge 2018 (Southbound)

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  • Venue: Iceland

Icelandic Challenge Ocean Passage Southbound

Sunset in the North Atlantic

Event ID:  Sept2918TC

Skipper (Subject to change): Daniel Smith

Event Type: Public Event, Open to All

Event Class: Challenge (overnight sailing with a watch system)

Event Status: Confirmed

Description:  Reykjavik, Iceland to Inverkip, Scotland inc Ocean Passage

Join us for a North Atlantic Sailing challenge.  For 2018 we will be returning to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik for our ocean passage series.  For the 2018 southbound challenge we will be heading back to the Clyde and Taeping’s home of Kip Marina.  To make the trip even more special it will run later in the year in 2018.  With longer nights (although still more daylight than dark hours) we hope to be able to enjoy more of the spectacular night sailing you can expect in the North Atlantic.

Start the trip off when you join the yacht at Brokey marina (subject to change) on Saturday the 29th September.  After some final prep, safety and operational briefings we will then set off on Sunday the 1st October with a focus on two days of training underway.  Our proposed route will take us along Iceland’s south west coast before we head into the North Atlantic arriving back into the Clyde via the Mull of Kintyre.  Expecting to take about 6-8 days the passage can be used as a qualifying passage for your YachtMaster Ocean RYA certification (limited places).


Expecting to be moored in Kip Marina by Monday the 8th of October you will need to depart the yacht by noon on the 9th October.  Crew can catch international flights from Glasgow International airport for onward connections.


Expect to do overnight sailing with a watch system in place as we make our way to Iceland.   Ocean awareness training will be provided prior to departure.



£695 (Discounted from 945) per person inclusive of all onboard costs, £250 non refundable deposit.


£475 plus nine volunteer day credits

NOTE: A £150 additional fee will apply to ocean qualifying passage places


Proposed Itinerary:

29 September: Join the yacht from 12:00 at Reykjavik (latest arrival 16:00)

30 Sept – 1 Oct: Coastal Passage with sail training underway.

2-7 Oct: Ocean Passage Iceland to Scotland

8 October: Latest proposed arrival date to Kip

9 October: Depart the yacht by 12:00


– The cost of this event includes all onboard food, fuel and berthing charges.
– Sailing activity is weather dependent. If conditions are too severe the trip may be postponed, cancelled or the passage plan adjusted.
– Guests need to arrange their own travel to/from the embarkation and disembarkation points which may be different
– To reserve a place use the booking form below or email us at enquiries@taepingclipper.co.uk

Always nice to have some company on the ocean crossing


Bookings are no longer available for this event.

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