Rival Sailing mile builder cruises are a fantastic way to gain practical sailing experience and sea miles in beautiful (and sometimes challenging) waters.

Our mile-building trips are skippered by an experienced RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. You’ll sail aboard Rival 41C long-range cruising yacht East End Endeavour. Whether you’re an aspiring Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster™ candidate or simply a sailing enthusiast you’ll have ample opportunity to brush up on your skills.

Milebuilder passages operate largely on a watch system. Night sailing and longer non-stop passages of over 60 miles are a regular feature of our mile-building trips – the perfect chance to add valuable sea miles to your log book. Practice your handling, pilotage, passage planning, navigation, safety procedures and victualling. You might like to step in as “skipper” for a day and try your hand at delegating tasks. 

Destinations include the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Ireland and the Isle of Man.  Rounding the Mull of Kintyre (where the Firth of Clyde meets the North Channel) can be an exciting challenge! The Crinan Canal provides a safe and scenic alternative in adverse weather conditions. In between stints at sea you’ll be able to relax and take some time ashore to rediscover your land legs!

Join in one of our advertised milebuilder cruises OR get a group of sailing enthusiast friends together and book a private mile-builder (4-6 persons). Check our sailing calendar for available dates and spaces. Contact us if you’d like more details or book your place on an advertised milebuilder now to make sure you don’t miss out. 

Rival Sailing mile-builder prices have no hidden costs. From the first breakfast/lunch, all meals aboard the boat are included, as well as (non-alcoholic) beverages & snacks throughout. A meal on the evening of arrival can be arranged at your own cost. Fuel and berthing fees are also included but we may have to implement a small surcharge in the event of an unplanned shortcut through the Crinan Canal. Off-peak prices (October to April inclusive) are listed in brackets.

Mile-builder passagesIndividualMulti-booking:
2+ persons
Group booking:
5-6 persons
7 days£595 (525)£525 (455) pp£2,500 (2,100)
8 days£680 (600)£600 (520) pp£2,880 (2,400)
9 days£765 (675)£675 (585) pp£3,240 (2,700)
10 days£850 (750)£750 (650) pp£3,500 (3,000)
12 days£1,020 (900)£900 (780) pp£4,200 (3,600)
14 days£1,190 (1,050)£1,050 (910) pp£4,900 (4,200)
21 days£1,785 (1,575)£1,575 (1,365) pp£7,350 (6,300)

IMPORTANT: Before booking, please make sure you read our Booking Terms & Conditions. We aim to be as flexible as possible to help you get the most out of your milebuilder but all sailing activities and destinations are subject to favourable wind and sea conditions for the crew’s comfort and safety.