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Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 24 July 2016

15 days, Challenge Wales

From € 1365,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Normal price: € 1365,-

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Challenge Wales:
Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 24 July 2016

Join the Challenge Wales and her crew for the experience of a lifetime, for the first leg of the Tall Ships Races 2016. Journey from Antwerp to Lisbon and make new friends with trainees from all over the world as you sail the Ship as fast as you can. Spectacular vistas and the everchanging North Sea and Atlantic Ocean await as you experience the adventure of the biggest sail race of the year. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! In Lisbon you will be welcomed with an epic crew party and crewparty. Learn the Portuguese Fado and visit the amazing city of Lisbon. Open to Windseekers age 17-25 years only.

Programme Outline

Ports

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: “The wharf where ships berth”.

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

  • Antwerp (BE)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers age 17-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 10
  • 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: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Windseekers from the Netherlands need to become member of STAN
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Keshan (17) UK

    "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

  • Anu (23)

    "LOOKING AT THE SEA, AND ONLY SEA, FOR SO MANY DAYS CLEARS THE MIND."

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

You sail on the Challenge Wales

Picture of the Yacht Challenge Wales Sailing on the sea

Yachts

Challenge Wales

Challenge Wales is a 72 foot, 18 berth Ocean Racer built in 1999. She is an experienced vessel for longer voyages, whatever the weather conditions. The official language on board is English. The Ship has a fun and friendly team who enjoy working hard …

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Windseeker logs

  • Almost ready for departure

    Oosterschelde

    Benicarlo, Spain

    – by crew

    We are finalizing our chores. Tomorrow we will get new stores on board and then we are ready for departure to Valencia. On Wednesday we will welcome our guests on board who will sail with us to Cape Verde. What’s …

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  • Almost Home

    Oosterschelde

    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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