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Scheveningen (NL) - Montevideo (UY)

22 August - 25 October 2021

64 days, Bark Europa

From € 6370,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

in 4/6 pers. cabin: € 6370,-
in 2 pers. cabin: € 7345,-

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Bark Europa:
Scheveningen (NL) - Montevideo (UY)

22 August - 25 October 2021

From Europe to South America in two months! At the end of summer, when the sun starts retreating to the southern hemisphere, so does Bark Europa. And you can too! Join the ship and her crew when they sail towards the Canary Islands and then across the Atlantic to Uruguay. Fill your days with playing around with stunsails, going to sail training outside on the sunny main deck, climbing around in the rig or helping out with maintenance projects. But above all the close proximity to nature, the simplicity of life and the ultimate freedom is what make these ocean voyages extra special. Spending time at sea will give you a different perspective on time and distance and an opportunity to admire your surroundings, the beauty of nature and the importance to care for the environment. Join this epic adventure for an unforgettable sailing experience. Open to Windseekers aged 15 and older.

Ports

Scheveningen is a popular sea resort in the Netherlands, a stone’s throw away from the seat of government in The Hague. It has a busy marina and a lively (somewhat kitschy) promenade – great for an afternoon of sightseeing. You’ll also find plenty to do nearby. Go for a walk in the dune landscape or take a tour around the Palace of Peace. Visit Madurodam to see the Netherlands rebuilt in miniature, check out the city centre of The Hague, or explore the beach and perhaps even go kitesurfing.

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, situated on the north shore of Río de la Plata, the arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Uruguay from Argentina; with Buenos Aires on the other side. Visit the Ciudad Vieja with the city's oldest buildings, several museums, art galleries and the Mercado del Puerto. Walk over the Rambla, a coastal avenue. Go to Fortaleza del Cerro for a view over the bay. Walk through the botanical gardens of parque Prado. Enjoy the beach (13 km) or Uruguayan tango.

  • Scheveningen (NL)

  • Montevideo (UY)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 August 2021 - 25 October 2021
  • 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 learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

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, August 2017

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    – by Trainees

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  • 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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This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.