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

08 April - 29 May 2019

51 days, Bark Europa

From € 2950,-

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

08 April - 29 May 2019

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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
  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

You sail on theBark 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

  • Picture of Morgenster leaving Amsterdam for Clean2Antarctica project

    Green Sailing

    Windseeker, 01 January 1970

    Amsterdam

    – by Anna

    Sailing is inherently a "green" activity. Although, like most of the other things we do on this planet, sailing does contribute to the environmental pollution, we do a lot on board to stop it. And hopefully good habits learned on …

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  • Norwegian national dinner and presentation

    Gulden Leeuw, 01 January 1970

    Aalborg

    – by Charlotte (26, UK) and Pernille (20, Denmark)

    Charlotte We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8am. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie in and were bright eyed and eager. …

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