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Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Helena (SH)

15 May - 01 June 2018

17 days, Bark Europa

From € 1600,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

Normal price: € 1600,-

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Bark Europa:
Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Helena (SH)

15 May - 01 June 2018

Sail the Atlantic from South Africa to the remote island of Saint Helena. Spend over two weeks on board of a beautiful square-rigged Ship and learn the way of sailing on the ocean. The Sail Training programme will help you get your sea legs and become a true adventurer, while having a scientist on board will give you a chance to learn about doing research on the oceans. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

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!

Saint Helena is a charming and very remote island, almost 2,000 km west of Africa and 4,000 km east of South America. Due to its isolation it is famously a place where Napoleon Bonaparte was sent to exile. Nowadays it has a population of approx. 4,500 people and is a perfect spot for nature lovers. You can go on hiking trips of varied difficulty, take a dolphin-watching trip, try local food and experience a slower kind of life, with sparse internet coverage.

  • Cape Town (ZA)

  • Saint Helena (SH)

Key points

  • Dates: 15 May 2018 - 1 June 2018
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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
  • "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

    Tan (17), Turkey

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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Windseeker logs

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    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

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    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

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  • The Sustainability of Sailing – old

    Windseeker, 23 February 2023

    – by Anna Gudarowska

    While sailing isn't immune to environmental impacts, we're setting a course for eco-conscious practices on board. In this exploration, we dive into the reasons why sailing and sustainability are intricately intertwined. From harnessing the wind's renewable energy to cultivating a …

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Photos

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