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Rotterdam (NL) - Sal (CV)

13 December - 10 January 2018

28 days, Oosterschelde

From € 1950,-

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4 person cabin: € 1950,-
2 person cabin: € 2250,-

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Oosterschelde:
Rotterdam (NL) - Sal (CV)

13 December - 10 January 2018

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Leave the winter behind and head for the sunny Cape Verde islands, with a stop in the Canaries. This trip is a delivery, which means you will sail a lot and not visit many ports. The goal is to bring the Oosterschelde from her home in the Nethrlands, to the warm Cape verde, where she will spend the winter. On the way you will cross the Bay of Biscay and make a stop in Spanish Vigo before sailing along the Portugese coast and heading south to the islands. Gradually the temperature will get higher and you will see more sun, until finally you will find yourself in balmy tropical climate, having sailed around 2500 nautical miles and sucessfully escaped the Christmas season! Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

Sal is one of the three sandy eastern islands of the Cape Verde archipelago, together with Boa Vista and Maio. The island is a dream destination for windsurfing enthusiasts, due to its sandy beaches and persistent winds. Tourism is on the rise in Cape Verde, but outside of the beach resort of Santa Maria the island retains its relaxed feel. Explore the quiet streets with their brightly colored houses, the blue eye cave, and the saline flats. The sun shines 350 days a year, so bring sunscreen!

  • Rotterdam (NL)

  • Sal (CV)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 December 2017 - 10 January 2018
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

  • Nina (20) Norway

    "My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."

  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

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