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Sines (PT) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

30 April - 12 May 2017

12 days, Blue Clipper

From € 1067,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

Twin cabin: € 1067,-
Luxury suite: € 1334,-

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Blue Clipper:
Sines (PT) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

30 April - 12 May 2017

New prices! Rendez Vous Regatta 2A. Leg Sines – Las Palmas. Join the Blue Clipper for this race South from Sines to Las Palmas. Join the festivities in Sines before a glorious parade of sail out of the port on Labour Day. We then head to the race start line, racing south along the coast of Portugal, and down the North West coast of Africa to the Canary Islands. Once the ship arrive in Las Palmas you will stay in the Hotel Puerto Canteras until your flight departure on the 12th or 13th May. As this is a race you could have up to 4 days in port in Las Palmas, giving you time to explore the city and Island. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Sines is a small Portugese city with a large port, famous for being the birthplace od Vasco da Gama. Formerly a fishing village, the town center retained its quiant atmosphere, despite fast-paced industrialisation. Today you can relax on ofe of the beautiful beaches or, if you feel like taking a walk, climp up to the XV-century castle and take in the beautiful vista.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a cosmopolitan town, the shared capital (with Santa Cruz) of the Canary Islands. Situated on the ‘wet’ north side, the city feels more authentic than the touristy places on the ‘dry’ south side. Las Palmas offers beaches, cheap shopping, culture and excitement with a night life, primarily in the district of Vegueta. Its culture is decidedly Spanish, mixed with influences from all over the world, as Las Palmas’ port has been in operation for centuries.

  • Sines (PT)

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 April 2017 - 12 May 2017
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "Very fun, eye-opening adventure."

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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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    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

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