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Cape Town (ZA) - Horta (PT)

15 May - 06 July 2018

52 days, Bark Europa

From € 2980,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25 years: € 2980,-
4/6 personscabin p.p.p.: € 3500,-
2 p. cabin - no places: € 4800

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Bark Europa:
Cape Town (ZA) - Horta (PT)

15 May - 06 July 2018

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? This journey of 52 days will take you from South Africa, via the Ascension Island and to the Portugese archipelago of Azores. You will sail over 3,000 nautical miles and cross the Equator. This epic voyage will give you time to truly get your sea legs, learn a lot about sailing on a Tall Ship and discover remote islands on the Atlantic Ocean. You can also gain some knowledge about scientific ocean research from guest lecturers. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older. Places in 2-person cabins not available anymore.

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!

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.

  • Cape Town (ZA)

  • Horta (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 15 May 2018 - 6 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 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
  • "Looking at the sea, and only sea, for so many days, clears the mind.  "

    Anu (23)

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 …

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