Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – Race 2. Voyage of 33 nights at the vessel. Join the Wylde Swan in Sines (PT), on the 1 of May, ready to sail out in a wonderful Parade of Sail. Expect lots of cheering supporters as the boats leave Sines. The Ship then embarks on an ocean race across the North Atlantic and will arrive in Bermuda before 1st June, to join in the host port celebrations. Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.
Sines is a small Portugese city with a large port, famous for being the birthplace od Vasco da Gama. Formerly a fishing village, the town center retained its quiant atmosphere, despite fast-paced industrialisation. Today you can relax on ofe of the beautiful beaches or, if you feel like taking a walk, climp up to the XV-century castle and take in the beautiful vista.
Bermuda is a group of low-forming volcanoes in the North Atlantic Ocean, consisting of 181 islands. The first known European explorer to reach Bermuda was Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, after whom the islands are named. Bermuda's culture is a mix of Native American, Spanish-Caribbean, English, Irish, and Scots. It is a British Overseas Territory. Bermuda has a humid subtropical climate, pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean water. Go snorkeling to see the coral reef.
Dates: 1 May 2017 - 3 June 2017
Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum of 36
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
One-off registration fee €25
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
You will sleep in a hammock/bunk/cabin
Boukje (15) Netherlands
"I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."
Phillip (24) France
"Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"
Jet (31) Netherlands
"As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"
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