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Bilbao (ES) - Quebec (CA) - Bilbao (ES)

17 April - 16 September 2017

152 days, Atyla

From € 9000,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Oceancrossing Sail Training

Normal price: € 9000,-

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Atyla:
Bilbao (ES) - Quebec (CA) - Bilbao (ES)

17 April - 16 September 2017

Spend the whole season on Atyla and get a 45% discount. Visit more than 10 ports and cross the Atlantic twice! Take part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta with over 40 other ships and enjoy the crew parties and celebrations with sailors from all over the world. The sailing schedule for 2017 is as follows: Bilbao – Porto-Sines – Hamilton – Boston – Gulf of Saint Lawrence – Quebec – Halifax – Le Havre – Bilbao, with other ports en route (including the Canary Islands and Cape Verde). This trip is the perfect opportunity for people who consider taking a gap year and want to make it as adventurous as possible and become seasoned sailors in 2017.On board you participate in the daily working of the ship alongside professional seamen, standing lookout, manning the helm, helping in the galley, hoisting sail and voluntarily have the chance to climb the rigging/mast. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Bilbao is a port in the northern tip of the Iberian peninsula, founded in the 14th century. Later on it became an important commercial hub for the Basque region. Today, Bilbao is a vigorous service city. The iconic Bilbao Guggenheim museum is a must-see. Also take some time to walk around the city centre and visit the Exteberria Park. Around the city you can do many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking and surfing.

  • Bilbao (ES)

  • Bilbao (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 April 2017 - 16 September 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 18
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Spanish
  • 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
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

You sail on the Atyla

Atyla

Small Ships

Atyla

The Atyla is a true Spanish ship! She boasts the magnificent-looking, hand carved wooden elements, with the great entourage. To relax, enjoy the leather seating in the saloon where you can listen to the crew's stories from far-away seas. In …

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Windseeker logs

  • Clean Circle Navigators 2019: plastic research

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of By The Ocean We Unite
    & Anna Gudarowska, Windseeker

    In 2019 Windseeker teamed up with By the Ocean we Unite (now: The Ocean Movement) for the first time. In the summer 148 Windseekers took part in the first Sustainable Sailing journeys (now: Clean Circle Navigators) on four Tall Ships. …

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  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

    The most spectacular theatrical performance Mother Nature had to offer

    Vega Gamleby

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 3: 27-31 August   27-August-2016: Linda Today was one of the best days in my life. The whole crew played volleyball on the beach. Then be mice for the crew parade and we WON! Yeah! So now I will …

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