South Georgia, Cape Horn and Antarctic Sailing Adventures
The Yacht LE SOURIRE
Captain Hugo Delignières
, 44 years, French, has sailed since he was
20 and has made Tranasoceanic regattas.
In 1990 and 1991 he made a remarkable Solo Winter-Over in Antarctica. (See
His French wife, Marie Paul Guillaumot
, 38, worked 5 years aboard
a yacht in Tierra Del Fuego and Cape Horn.
They have 2 beautiful blond children: Marilou,
Languages spoken aboard are French, Spanish and English.
The LE SOURIRE is available for charters to Antarctica, South
Cape Horn and the fjords and glaciers of Tierra Del Fuego.
An Antarctic expedition is available from 23 December to
6 January 2007 for 28 days at a cost of Eur 5500/passenger with all included.
Main Salon of LE SOURIRE
"Le Sourire" under sail
A: Salon with outside viewing- B: Galley - C: Inward steering - D: Chart table
E: Stove - F: Wardrobe - G: Cabins - H: Toilets / Showers - I: Storage
J: Engine room below the salon
Le Sourire - Technical Caracteristics
* Type: Cutter with lifting keel system
* Registered in France
* Aluminium Strongall hull
* Builders: Meta France
* Designer: Michel Joubert
* Launched in 1987Dimensions:
* Length: 19,60 Mts.
* Draft: 1,4 Mts. - 3,4 Mts.
* Displacement: 30 tonsAccommodation:
* Saloon with panoramic view
* Cabins for 8 to 10 passengers
* 2 bath rooms with shower and sink
* Hot and cold pressurised water
* Central heating systemEquipment:
* Mast: Marechal France
* Sails: Main sail full batten: 75M2, Genoa: 85 M2, Working jib: 30 M2
* 2 engines 95 HP IVECO
* 7,5 KVA Westerbeck diesel generator
* Electricity: 12 V and 220V
* Tanks: Diesel: 3200 lt.; Drinking water: 2000 lt.
* Complete safety equipment including liferafts (2x8 people)
* Survival suitsNavigation - Communications
* 32 miles Koden radar, weatherfax, GPS, Depth sounder, Sonar
* VHF radio (fix and portable)
* HF radio
* Inmarsat Standard C satellite communication
* 2 zodiacs 3,60 Mts.
* 8 HP Suzuki outboard
* 15 HP Mariner outboard
All the explorer's logbooks mention the dangers of these regions, but
very few mention their charms...
It is only after the arrival of strong boats and good knowledge of the places
that eyes and spirits have been able to feel their unique splendour and
to describe amazing landscapes, unexpected flora and innumerable wildlife...
A sailing boat, if well adapted to the austral navigation, allows a privileged
approach to these places inaccessible by other means.
She can receive only restricted groups where everyone is part of the crew
but can also isolate himself to enjoy the fabulous sensation of pureness
that the South still offers.
On board Le Sourire, a secure and spacious sailing boat built
for cold seas, we invite you to undertake the voyage..
Capt. Hugo wintering over alone in Antarctica
(Hugo's only friend for over 9 months in Antarctica was a seal)
For more Information:
VICTORY ADVENTURE EXPEDITIONS
PO Box 70, Tenente Muñoz 118
Puerto Williams, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile
Ready to do something unique, different, daring,
adventurous?. A trip that will make the adrenaline move through your body
like never before? Something only a true adventurer would do? Are you one
of those Adventurers? If it is...
What you need to do to join us on
a unique adventure.
Simple, just contact us with a rough outline of your
requirements and let me, Captain Ben, and my Crew to do the rest for you.
Finally there isn't much we cannot cope with. Individuals
or larger parties. Just let us know. "Navigating the Beagle Channel
Ring us direct by Telephone at 5661-621010
for further information on expeditions or flights Patagonia, Antarctica,
South Georgia, Cape Horn, and Tierra Del Fuego, please Email me at CaptainBen@victory-cruises.com
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