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Portimao (PT) - Bridgetown (BB)

01 November 2018 - 07 January 2019

67 days, Blue Clipper

From € 3500,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

17-25 trainee crew: € 3500,-

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Blue Clipper:
Portimao (PT) - Bridgetown (BB)

01 November 2018 - 07 January 2019

Trainee crew placement – additional conditions apply. Write to info@windseeker.org for more information. Join the Blue Clipper as part of a trainee crew. Spend 9 weeks on board, working alongside the professional crew to gain knowledge and experience. Cross the Atlantic Ocean under sails from Portugal to Barbados, visiting Canary Islands and Cape Verde along the way. Be fully immersed into life as a crew member on board. Learn every aspect of sailing and working on board a traditional Sailing Ship. Earn an official RYA certificate upon completing the journey. Open to Windseekers aged 17-25 who successfully pass the application process.

Ports

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.

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.

  • Portimao (PT)

  • Bridgetown (BB)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 November 2018 - 7 January 2019
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 17-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 4
  • 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
  • "At first I didn't know what to expect and I felt kind of insecure, but the crew was really amazing and I had an unforgettable journey."

    Finn (15), Belgium

You sail on the Blue Clipper

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

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

  • Sustainable sailing: plastic research in 2023

    Gulden Leeuw, Thalassa, July 2023

    – by Maarten Erich, The Ocean Movement

    The Ocean Movement Foundation We are on a mission to stop plastic pollution from ending up in our ocean. With the Manta trawl, we are gathering data on microplastic pollution in the waters that we sail in. Together with the trainees …

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  • A Gentle Reminder of How Far We’ve Come

    Gulden Leeuw, August 2017

    Halifax - Le Havre Atlantic Crossing

    – by Trainees

    August 3rd Hannson Paul, Phil Truchon Second day ocean sailing in Rendez-Vous 2017, all is going well so far. Yesterday we had to take down all the sails and begin to use our engine towards the next checkpoint due to the lack …

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