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

08 April - 29 May 2019

51 days, Bark Europa

From € 2980,-

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

08 April - 29 May 2019

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* 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
  • Max (17) Germany

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

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

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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

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    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the knowledge and feeling of the sadness of my girlfriend. I know I'm going to miss her too. After a painful goodbye to the …

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    Halifax - Le Havre Atlantic Crossing

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    August 3rd Hannson Paul, Phil Truchon Second day ocean sailing in Rendez-Vous 2017, all is going well so far. Yesterday we had to take down all the sails and begin to use our engine towards the next checkpoint due to the lack …

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