For questions or advice:

set course for new horizons

Header trainee

Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Ascension Island (GB) - Horta (PT)

31 May - 29 June 2016

29 days, Bark Europa

From € 1950,-

Book this journey

Sail Training

4/5 personscabin p.p.p.: € 1950,-
Normal price: € 2700,-

Book this journey

Bark Europa:
Ascension Island (GB) - Horta (PT)

31 May - 29 June 2016

Ocean sailing; Equator Crossing and research. Remote islands, endless miles across the Atlantic, beautiful scenery, and a true Ocean sailing adventure, what more could a Windseeker want? Join Bark Europa for an epic journey from Ascension Island to the Azores. During your time at sea you’ll learn all about life on board. You’ll help set and trim the sails, do navigation and lookout duty, steer the ship and do odd jobs both on deck and below. But there’s also plenty of time for stargazing and staring at the horizon. Make new, lasting friendships with your fellow Windseekers, and exchange stories with the crew over a fine meal from the galley. Experience the magic of the night watch, when you are alone with the stars and the waves. It will be a Journey you will never forget. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, roughly midway between the horn of South America and Africa. Historically, it has played a role as an important safe haven and coaling station to mariners and for commercial airliners during the days of international air travel by flying boats and during World War II was a naval and air station. The sparsely inhabited island is one of the most remote places in the world.

Horta is situated in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores on the island of Faial. The marina is a primary stop for yachts crossing the Atlantic. Its walls and walkways are covered in paintings created by the crews of visiting ships. Peter's Cafe Sport, located across from the marina, houses the island's scrimshaw museum. A collection of artefacts carved from whale tooth and jawbone. This café is a point of reference for trans-Atlantic yachtsmen and sailors.

  • Ascension Island (GB)

  • Horta (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 31 May 2016 - 29 June 2016
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 48
  • 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
  • "Working together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

    Piotr (22), Poland

You sail on the Bark Europa

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Den Haag (NL)
Date built: 1911
Trainees: 48
Length: 56m
Height of mast: 33m
Sail: 1250 m2

First class world wonderer. The Bark Europa has sailed every ocean and visited every continent. This three-master is equipped with a total of 30 sails and has participated in many Tall Ships' Races since 1994. In 2000 the Europa came …

Read more

Windseeker logs

  • The Perfect Day on Santa Maria Manuela

    Santa Maria Manuela, July 2018

    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Trainees

      14.07.18. by a Trainee Sailed on the Santa Maria Manuela at 15:00 hours. Bright sunshine and thousands of excited people lining the jetties, docks, hills, homes and piers, waving enthusiastically. On board, all the crew and trainees waved at the onlookers …

    Read log
  • Stad Amsterdam

    License to kill

    Stad Amsterdam

    Sandy Cay - British Virgin Islands

    – by captain Richard Slootweg

    Right now the last cruise of this winter and also my last cruise as captain on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is well underway. The  British Virgin Islands is the sailing area, as  already mentioned in the former log article. …

    Read log

Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

OTHER JOURNEYS YOU MIGHT LIKE