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

Cape Town (ZA) - Horta (PT) - Rouen (FR)

08 April - 14 June 2019

67 days, Bark Europa

From € 3990,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25 years: € 3990,-
4/6 pers. cabin: € 4890,-

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

08 April - 14 June 2019

* FULLY BOOKED * An epic voyage of 70 days! This trip will take you from South Africa, via the Ascension Island to the remote archipelago of the Azores. After that, you will sail back east, bringing the Ship to France. During all this time you will visit amazing places, some of them very rarely visited by tourists, learn a lot about sailing and maintaining a Tall Ship, cross the equator, learn about the scientific research of the oceans and log in approximately 5,000 nautical miles! The journey will end in nothern France, during the Armada Rouen maritime festival. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older. Places 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!

Rouen is a city with long history located on the River Seine in Normandy, North France. It's also the venue of L'Armada, a sailing festival which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. When visiting Rouen you can't miss the Gothic Cathedral and Palais de Justice. For nature lovers the Roumare Forest just outside the city is the place to be, while art enthusiasts should visit Musee Secq des Tournelles - the wrought iron museum.

  • Cape Town (ZA)

  • Rouen (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 April 2019 - 14 June 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
  • "I loved the cooperation between all of us young sailors when we sailed the Ship."

    Kaarny (24), Norway

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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Windseeker logs

  • The Ocean Movement x Windseeker: Bon Voyage, Plastic!

    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

    A report from the plastic research on board   In July 2021, The Ocean Movement foundation (TOM; formerly known as By the Ocean We Unite) realized an in-depth program on board of the Tall Ship Thalassa during the Erasmus+ co-funded Windseeker project …

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  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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