of each leg is provided by the participants. In other words,
the contributions to costs must cover the actual costs incurred.
Are covered: participation to the costs of operating the boat,
maintenance and repair costs, insurance, nautical documents,
provision- depreciation and amortization of property belonging
to the association (safety equipment, dinghy).
of the legs will be 120 CHF per day per person. Children up
to 15 years inclusive receive a 50% discount, students up
to 25 years inclusive a 25% discount. Crew
members who do more than one leg in a season get a 20% discount
on every additional leg. For reservation of a specific berth
(e.g. double cabin) add 15 CHF/day.
The same costs apply to all crew
members, boat owners and skipper included. These
are real costs. The club does not make any profit. Given that
the club must break even, the cost of the travel can only
be known accurately at the end of the season when
the final price of the trip can be computed and adjustments
To this price, one has to add
the travel to reach the boat and to return home (see here
below) plus expenses for food, drinks, harbour fees - together
around ~15 CHF per day. Dining out, land activities, shopping,
and the costs of individual communication are not supported
by the association.
The down payment for reservation
of a leg is 600 CHF, and 200 CHF for each additional leg.
advance is used by àCAPela to buy charts and other
collective equipments needed for the expedition. The balance
is payable one month before boarding.
Islands are accessible by plane, starting from 300 CHF one
is accessible by plane, starting from 400 CHF one way.
best connections are with Air
Greenland starting from Copenhaguen or Air
Iceland via Reykjavik. Costs range from 500 CHF to 1200
CHF one way depending on destination.
While traveling by sailboat can be considered as an environmentally
friendly means of transport, it is not the same for return
trips by plane!
Consider compensating for your carbon footprint, such as
- If you've not already done,
please get in touch : contact
directly or indirectly participating in the activities that
are organized by the Association shall be a member of the
Association. This is the time to become a member of the
To apply for membership: fill out, sign and send the application
form, see link below.
make reservation for one or more legs : send the application
form to the secretariat and make the subscription fee payment
available to the Association (CHF 600.- + 200.- per additional
This amount is deducted from the participation
take part : send the form for participation and make payment
of the balance of the participation fee no later than two
weeks prior to boarding.
Prepare your marine-mountain-adventure duffle bag: see the
equipment list below.
to the port of embarkation in the morning before noon local
time on the day of boarding.
The application forms may be
found by following this link : download
... or how to prepare
you luggage :-)
highly recommended to travel with a duffel bag: it should
be of reasonably size (about 60-90 liters) and SOFT, allowing
easy cohabitation and storage (eg, a frameless rucksack or
Base Camp Duffel from North Face, M or L size are good choices).
A bag with wheels is NOT convenient. Reasonable weight is
20kg, supplemented by a small backpack 'hand luggage' (10-15
JanSport duffel bag
of conditions, you may expect a climate comparable to the
Alps between 1500m to 3500m above sea level. The weather can
be mild (> 15°C and sunshine), but there can also be
fog, wind, rain and snow (last legs). Also, there is a big
difference between walking in the cold or standing still at
the helm for hours.
the crew is moving under its own responsibility. If a walk
is no problem, exiting ascents (most recommended) are possible.
You must organize the necessary equipment depending on the
purpose and itinerary: ropes, crampons, ice axes, belaying,
shoes, food, autonomy. A tent, two mattresses and cooker are
available on board.
(covering ears/wind-stopper tech)
winter mitts (-40°C)
1x Polypropylene glove liners (winter option)
/ Crocs (summer)
boots (Sorel type -40°C)
soles are not to be used on board)
warm socks (synthetic)
weather sailing jacket (navigation)
down suit - pants + jacket (winter -40°C)
1x All weather sailing pant (navigation)
mountain pants (stretch)
shirts with long sleeves
Bag (summer comfort 5°C, winter comfort -10C)
bag liner, fleece (option)
Pillow liner (40cm x 60cm)
(e.g. swiss army knife)
food bag or box (used to store dried fruit, ...)
Travel towel (1x big + 1x small)
As required (passport, visa, ...)
card (VISA, Mastercard)
bag (camera, phone, passport, …)
/ personal GPS / land maps (required for hiking)
shirt to go out
but keep it simple and light ! (25kg)
forget to bring a piece of tasty cheese, cold cuts,
wine, spirits, treats, home made marmelade, ... according
to your tastes :-)
a crew member you are involved in a team project. As such
each crew member actively takes part in the project and
participates in a positive and constructive manner. Although
the skipper will try to meet any reasonable request, the
decision of the skipper will be final at all times and on
all matters. You must adhere to instructions issued to you
by the skipper.
can be a dangerous activity and requires an average level
of fitness and good health. It is your responsibility to
ensure that you obtain proper and detailed medical advice
before application (check with the skipper if necessary).
insurance that covers, in the area being visited, SAR, accidents,
health, and transport back home (e.g. REGA, CAF, TCS ...)
is required. In case of a medical problem arising during
the voyage, either onboard or on shore, which results in
medical expense including but not limited to costs for evacuation
with use of aircraft and repatriation, the payment of these
costs belongs solely to the individual concerned.
you commit an illegal act or interfere with the wellbeing
of the crew or other passengers through disruptive or difficult
behavior, the skipper has full authority to dismiss you
from the yacht. In such an event you will have no recourse
to any refund or compensation, including costs for you and
Association and the skipper make every reasonable effort
to respect the calendar, but remains subject to weather,
sea and ice conditions, damage or illness and may prompt
a change in programme. Members must take this into account
when planning their travel to and from the boat. Neither
the association nor the skipper can be held responsible
and the payment of any additional costs belongs solely to
the individual concerned.
down payment is reimbursed only if there is no place
left for you on the boat, or if àCAPela rejects your
you for one reason or other not be able to take part in
a leg for which you have already payed, then you may propose
a replacement of your choice, who will need to be approved
by àCAPela. Alternatively, you may ask to take part
in a different leg, should there be places available.
the travel be cancelled, then an extraordinary general meeting
will be called which will decide on the reimbursement of
activities take place under the sole responsibility of the