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Cadiz (ES) - A Coruña (ES)

30 July - 13 August 2016

14 days, Black Diamond of Durham

From € 1130,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Normal price: € 1130,-

Book this journey

Black Diamond of Durham:
Cadiz (ES) - A Coruña (ES)

30 July - 13 August 2016

Join the Black Diamond and her crew for the experience of a lifetime, during the third leg of the Tall Ships Races 2016: Cruise in Company. Journey from Cadiz to A Coruna and make new friends with trainees from all over the world as you sail the Ship as fast as you can. Set your course over the Atlantic Ocean to the North and experience the adventure of the biggest sail race of the year. You will join a short race from Cadiz to a point close Cabo Sao Vincente and afterwards cruise with the other vessels to A Coruna. Hopefully aso time for a stop for a swim or a BBQ. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! In A Coruna you will be welcomed with an epic crew party and crewparade. For age 16-25 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

The oldest city in Spain, with a wealth of historic landmarks. Water is never far away, as the old town is built on a narrow stretch of land jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea. Get lost in the Old town with its many narrow, winding streets and visit one of the many parks that dot the city. Its many cathedrals and plazas are also well worth a visit. Go to La Caleta beach, at La Viña, the old fisherman quarter. Go catch a Flamenco concert and feast your taste buds with the fresh sea foods.

A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1.800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, A Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.

  • Cadiz (ES)

  • A Coruña (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 July 2016 - 13 August 2016
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 16 years
  • Windseekers joining: max 10
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "I learned a lot about both sailing and sustainability, and the social life was amazing."

    Thea (20), Denmark

You sail on the Black Diamond of Durham

Shipping type: Sloop
Homeport: Hartlepool (UK)
Date built: 1972
Trainees: 9
Length: 13,5m
Height of mast: 20 m
Sail:

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