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Cape Town (ZA) - Azores (PT)

03 May - 19 June 2015

47 days, Anne-Margaretha

From € 2550,-

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Price p.p. 2 persons cabin : € 2550,-
Normal price: € 3950,-

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Anne-Margaretha:
Cape Town (ZA) - Azores (PT)

03 May - 19 June 2015

Embark on an epic sailing adventure, on the historical route across the Atlantic Ocean from South to North with the Anne-Margaretha. From Cape Town to St Helena, and including a visit to Ascension Island if the weather permits. Imagine yourself surrounded by nothing but the great blue ocean. Live life on the rythm of the waves. Look for whales and dolphins: you are very likely to spot these animals around this time of year. Learn how to navigate, set and trim the sails, and help do whatever needs done on board – the crew is counting on you to pitch in! After 48 days on the ship you’ll be an experienced, able sailor. See it all, do it all, with the Anne-Margaretha! Now with a special last minute price: 2550 EUR. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Cape Town, close to Cape of Good Hope, is a wonderful place where African and European cultures mix and match in interesting ways. The city offers lots of entertainment and fine cuisine, and there is much to see! Visit the Table Mountain, saunter along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, check out Robben Island where Nelson Mandela used to be imprisoned, and of course no Windseeker's visit is complete without a trip to Cape Point. If you have time, a drive along the coast is highly recommended!

The Azores are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, a welcome port of call for ships crossing the Atlantic. Nine of the seventeen volcanic islands are inhabited, with São Miguel and Faial as main population centres. Horta on Faial is a traditional stopover destination for passing ships. The Azores value sustainable tourism, and are rightly proud of their beautiful islands. Whale spotting is a popular activity on the waters around the islands, but the mountainous landscape is equally compelling.

Key points

  • Dates: 3 May 2015 - 19 June 2015
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
  • 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: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "I became much more confident and explored my limits."

    Aron (18)

You sail on the Anne-Margaretha

Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Haarlem (NL)
Date built: 1998
Trainees: 10
Length: 22m
Height of mast: 22
Sail: 515 m2

The dream of Heinz Wutschke and Greet Dekker to sail the oceans with their own ship became true when they built the Anne-Margaretha. Far away from everyday commotion you experience the special peace and quiet of sailing the ocean. Dolphins …

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Windseeker logs

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    Oosterschelde, 2013

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    – by Hannah Hurford

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    Sweden

    – by Trainees

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