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

Cape Town (ZA) - Ascension (SH) - Horta (PT)

08 April - 29 May 2019

51 days, Bark Europa

From € 2980,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25 years: € 2980,-
4/6 pers. cabin: € 3700,-

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

08 April - 29 May 2019

* FULLY BOOKED * Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? This journey of over 50 days will take you from South Africa, via the Ascension Island and to the Portugese archipelago of the 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 and maintaining a Tall Ship and discover remote islands on the Atlantic Ocean. You can also gain some knowledge about scientific ocean research of the oceans, which will be going on on board. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older. Pplaces in 2-person cabins no longer available.

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: 8 April 2019 - 29 May 2019
  • 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
  • "Take chances. If you don't try, you'll never know."

    Myriam (20), Belgium

You sail on the Bark Europa

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

The Bark Europa has sailed every ocean and visited every continent, earning the reputation as a first-class world wonderer. This majestic three-masted ship, equipped with 30 sails, has been a prominent participant in many Tall Ships Races since 1994. Notably, …

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Photos

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