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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
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), 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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Windseeker logs

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    Morgenster, July 2016

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    – by the Trainees

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    Gulden Leeuw, July/August 2019

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    – by Trainees

    Participating countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, UK and Italy.   The Logbook 27th of July 2019 Already on the bus on my way to The Hague I met another trainee with whom I found the Gulden Leeuw. We arrived quite early. On the …

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