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Palmeira (CV) - Bridgetown (BB)

08 December 2018 - 05 January 2019

28 days, Blue Clipper

From € 4000,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

Normal price: € 4000,-

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Blue Clipper:
Palmeira (CV) - Bridgetown (BB)

08 December 2018 - 05 January 2019

Atlantic Christmas. If you want to escape the Christmas season in Europe then this voyage is for you! Cross the Atlantic from Cape Verde to Barbados and celebrate Christmas and out on the ocean, with a special dinner prepared by the on-board cook. Arriving in Barbados you will get to celebrate New Year in true Caribbean style and spend a few additional days on board to explore the island. Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Palmeira is the third-largest town in Cape Verde, situated on the island of Sal, yet still has a small, village atmosphere. When you land in Palmeira you will have just completed an Atlantic Crossing, or at least a hefty 2700km sail south from Europe. Whilst resting in Palmeira, visit some bars and restaurants, or explore further to desert Oases, caves and beaches.

Bridgetown is the capital city of Barbados, an island nation eastern Caribbean. It's the only city on the island, and thus is the hub for tourism - the historic old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site is a place to wander around, and learn about the island's colonial history. Attractions are plentiful - after watching a game of cricket and trying some flying fish for lunch, relax with a glass of locally-distilled rum and prepare for your next voyage.

  • Bridgetown (BB)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 December 2018 - 5 January 2019
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maxium of 20
  • 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 felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

    Boukje (15), Netherlands

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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