- Getting there
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 are defined in the agenda.
Children up to 15 years may ask for a 50% discount, students
my obtain a special discount.
The same costs apply to all crew
members, boat owners and skipper included. These
are real costs. In average, 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
made if nesessary.
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 10-20 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 300 CHF for each additional leg.
advance is used by àCAPela to purchase charts and other
collective equipments needed for the expedition. The balance
is payable 6 weeks before boarding.
- 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: sign and send the application form,
get in touch.
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.- + 300.- per additional
This amount is deducted from the participation fee.
take part : send the form for participation and make payment
of the balance of the participation fee no later than six
weeks prior to boarding.
Prepare your marine-mountain-adventure duffle bag: see the
equipment list below.
to the port of call in the morning before noon local time
on the day of boarding.
The application forms will be
sent tou you by mail.
Norway is easily reached by plane for a cost of 300 CHF one
Islands are accessible by plane, starting from 300 CHF one
is accessible by plane, starting from 400 CHF one way.
Several daily flights with SAS connect Longyearbyen (Spitzberg)
to Oslo. Cost is 250 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
... sometimes travel by train and ferry is possible.
how to prepare you luggage :-)
highly recommended to travel with a duffel bag: it should
be of reasonably size (about 60 liters) and SOFT, allowing
easy cohabitation and storage (e.g., a frameless rucksack
or Base Camp Duffel from North Face, M size are good choices).
A bag with wheels is NOT acceptable. Reasonable weight is
30kg max, supplemented by a small backpack 'hand luggage'
the JanSport duffel bag
wishing to bring equipment that exceeds the recommended volume
or weight (scientific equipment, drones, kayaks, sails, skis,
...), must coordinate with the skipper beforehand.
of conditions, you may expect a climate comparable to the
Alps between 1500m to 3500m above sea level. The weather can
be mild (> 5°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 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 is available on board.
The encounter with wildlife must be taken into account according
to the places visited (bear, wolf, musk ox, ...), but also
whales, seals, belugas, hares, foxes, birds, ... and mosquitoes.
list NANUQ (for summer expeditions winter garments
do not apply)
1x Hat (covering ears, Windstopper tech)
1x Mask (winter option)
1x Winter hat (winter)
1x Windstopper gloves
1x Heavy winter mitts (-40°C)
1x Polypropylene glove liners (winter option)
1x Hiking shoes
1x Warm sailing boots (navigation)
1x Sandals / Crocs (summer)
1x Warm slipper (winter)
1x Winter boots (Sorel type -40°C)
1x Gaiters (winter)
with black soles are not to be used on board)
4x Thin socks
2x Thick warm socks (synthetic)
1x All weather sailing jacket (navigation)
1x Windstopper type jacket
1x Gore-tex type mountain jacket
1x Outdoor down suit - pants + jacket (winter
1x All weather sailing pant (navigation)
1x Polyvalent mountain pants (stretch)
1x Overtrouser Gore-Tex
2x Pullover polar fleece
2x Thermal shirts with long sleeves
2x Bottom Underwear (long)
1x Bath suit
Sleeping Bag (summer comfort 0°C, winter comfort
Sleeping bag liner, fleece (option)
Pillow liner (40cm x 60cm)
Knife (e.g. swiss army knife)
Small food bag or box (used to store dried fruit,
2 x Travel towel (1x big + 1x small)
Skin cream (winter)
Soap / shampoo
As required (passport, visa, ...)
Credit card (VISA, Mastercard)
Waterproof bag (camera, phone, passport, …)
Compass / personal GPS / land maps (required for
Smart shirt to go out
but keep it simple and light : maximum 30kg, 60
Do not forget to bring a piece of tasty cheese,
cold cuts, wine, spirits, treats, home made marmelade,
... according to your tastes, or several, to be
shared among crew on a 'headland' :-)