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Horta (PT) - Portimao (PT)

07 May - 18 May 2020

11 days, Blue Clipper

From € 805,-

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in forpeak cabin: € 805,-
in 4-berth cabin: € 1035,-
in twin ensuite cabin: € 1265

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Blue Clipper:
Horta (PT) - Portimao (PT)

07 May - 18 May 2020

Back to Europe. The second part of the Atlantic crossing on the Blue Clipper will start in the Azores. There you will embark on a journey east, towards Portugal. Over 11 days on board you will sail 900 miles together with the experienced crew. In the middle of the ocean it will be just you, and the nature. Working in watches, day and night, you will soon learn how to stear the ship, trim the sails, navigate and more. There will also be enough time to stare at the faraway horizon, search the waves for dolphins, make new friends and enjoy the life without internet. And while we can’t give any guarantees, this is also the best time to see whales in the Azores! Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years.

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.

Portimão is a Portugese city in the southern region of Algarve. Take a stroll along the Alvor Boardwalk, relax on the white sands of the Praia Da Rocha beach and visit the Museu de Portimao for a little history lesson. You can also take a dolphin watching tour or do one of the multiple offered water sports.

  • Horta (PT)

  • Portimao (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 May 2020 - 18 May 2020
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 4
  • 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: sleeping bags and towels
  • "I became much more confident and explored my limits."

    Aron (18)

You sail on the Blue Clipper

Shipping type: Three masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Malta
Date built: 1991
Trainees: 20
Length: 44m
Height of mast: 36m
Sail: 675m2

Tall Ship Blue Clipper is a spacious and luxuriously furnished three masted Topsail Schooner.  In the construction of the hull, modern elements are mixed with traditional ones, such as a clipper bow, an elegant yacht stern and a long ballast …

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Windseeker logs

  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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    Absolutely Awesome Day

    Europa

    Southern Atlantic Ocean

    – by Annie van Haaren

    Today was absolutely awesome. Waking from a good 7 hour sleep to breakfast, first time in 5 days as I had been sleeping right through it when on the dog watch. We had watch from 8 am till 12 midday. …

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