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Horta (PT) - Stavanger (NO)

09 July - 28 July 2018

19 days, Bark Europa

From € 1680,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

4/6 pers. cabin p.p.p.: € 1680,-
2 pers. cabin - not available: € 2100,-

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Bark Europa:
Horta (PT) - Stavanger (NO)

09 July - 28 July 2018

* Last 2 places in male cabins available – contact info@windseeker.org before booking * An ocean voyage of 20 days. Board a square-rigged Ship Bark Europa in the archipelago of Azores and sail the Atlantic Ocean to Norway. In Stavanger you will see many Tall Ships, small Ships and Yachts, gathered there for the Tall Ships Races 2018. This one journey allows you to discover the exotic Azores, sail the ocean and enjoy a sailing festival in Norway – what more could you want? Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older. Places in 2-person cabins not available anymore.

Ports

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.

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren's beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

  • Horta (PT)

  • Stavanger (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
  • 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
  • "An amazing adventure that teaches you things you will never learn somewhere else."

    Claire (20)

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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