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Cape Town (SA) - Horta (PT) - Brest (FR)

08 May - 13 July 2016

66 days, Bark Europa

From € 3975,-

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p.p. in a 4/6 persons cabin: € 3975,-
Normal price: € 3975,-

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Bark Europa:
Cape Town (SA) - Horta (PT) - Brest (FR)

08 May - 13 July 2016

Voyage of 67 days! Get ready for the ultimate Ocean Sailing Voyage. Cape town – Ascension Island with a visit to the beautiful island of St Helena. Cross the equator and sail thousands of miles on the open ocean. Visit the World’s remotest populated archipelago, and learn all there is to learn about life at sea on board the Bark Europa. You will make a stop at the famous ile of the Azores and visit the harbor of Horta. You and your fellow shipmates will embark on a journey of discovery, making new friends and becoming an able sailor. Learn to set and trim the sails, navigation, steering, maintenance, and help keep the ship clean. Do odd jobs on deck and below, and spend time with your favorite book. At night you and your watch group have the deck to yourself. Braving the elements, leisure, discovery, and cameradery… this is what a journey is all about! Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.

Key points

  • Dates: 8 May 2016 - 13 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: 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
  • 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
  • Piotr (22) Poland

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

  • Agathe (26) France

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

  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

You sail on the Bark Europa

Tall Ships

Bark Europa

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 …

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Windseeker logs

  • Morgenster Trainees Together

    Cultures at Sea, from individuals to-gether

    Morgenster, August 2016

    Cadiz - A Coruna

    – by Trainees

    Morgenster, EU Exchange 2016 Trainee Logbook   Day 1 – 30/7/2016 At 9, we had breakfast and coffee (especially liked by Bjorn). The taxi arrived and took our bags to the harbour. At the harbour the security controlled all of our bags and then …

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  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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