Offshore Sailing

"We are not restricted by roads, size, range or depth. Weather permitting, we enjoy the ultimate freedom to sail, anchor and disembark pretty much anywhere, in a small group, without disruption to the surrounding nature"
Co-Founder and skipper Lionel Lemonchois

Boreal Adventure Sailing proposes high latitude offshore sailing routes that will get you out of the beaten routes together with world class skipper Lionel Lemonchois on VARUNA, a 22-meter / 73 feet aluminum sloop, purpose built by the GARCIA shipyard for fast, long range passages.

Guest crew will be limited to 4 or 6 (depending on the passage and skill level) allowing to meet the targets of each individual as well as our comfort and safety standards.

With an extensive track record of solo and crew racing wins, be it across the ocean, hunting records or world circumnavigations, Lionel will provide no non-sense approach to offshore sailing in all its key facets, allowing you to tangibly grow as a sailor. The passages provide an extensive opportunity to dig deep in numerous boat preparation, sailing and navigation matters through exchanges with Lionel, and share past experiences and sea stories.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Whether you are eager for your first immersive ocean experience or you are methodically preparing for a trans-oceanic voyage of your own, you will be able to actively participate alongside the skipper, developing and honing your skills in areas such as:

  • Boat preparation for long passages
  • Passage planning, coastal and offshore navigation
  • Maneuvering in small crew
  • Sails trimming
  • Practicing time at the helm
  • How to use autopilot, AIS, Radar
  • Working on both paper charts and plotter
  • Weather forecasting, including a pragmatic approach to downloading and read weather files, as well as routing.
  • Tidal currents
  • Bad weather and night sailing
  • Sleep management, eating, shifts
  • Energy management onboard, installation of energy systems, unbiased input as to the effectiveness of various energy sources
  • Boat monitoring and maintenance routines during long passages
  • Health and Safety on board
  • Emergency procedures
  • All

  • FRANCE - NORWAY

  • GREENLAND – FRANCE

  • LOFOTEN

  • NORWAY – SVALBARD

  • SVALBARD – GREENLAND

SVALBARD – GREENLAND

Departing from Longyearbyen with a day of coastal sailing in the surrounding Fjords, Crossing the Greenland Sea, one of the remotest sailing areas on the planet. Arriving to Kulusuk, East Greenland, after a stopover in the northwest coast of Iceland.

Departures

7
July 2024
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7
July 2025
4 SPOTS
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GREENLAND – FRANCE

We will begin our journey in Kulusuk, the gateway to East Greenland. We will be coasting for a day or two, to expose you to the magnificent nature.

Departures

12
September 2024
2 spots
5
September 2025
4 spots
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FRANCE - NORWAY

La Trinité / baie de Quiberon, the Saint-George Channel through to the North Channel and Western Scotland, the Hebrides and the Shetland Islands and across towards the Norwegian Fjords until Tromsø.

Departures

25
February 2025
3 SPOTS
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NORWAY – SVALBARD

Departing from Tromsø you will be immersed into the natures work of art as the Fjords are often described, and head towards the highest sailable Latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.

Departures

4
May 2025
4 SPOTS
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LOFOTEN

You will embark on a journey of exploration starting in the Lyngen Alps and crossing the heart of Lofoten archipelago, a balanced mix between sailing action and discovery bathed by the special sunlight of the Arctic summer.

Departures

20
September 2025
6 SPOTS
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