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Cadiz (ES) - A Coruña (ES)

30 July - 13 August 2016

14 days, Challenge Wales

From € 1395,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Normal price: € 1395,-

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Challenge Wales:
Cadiz (ES) - A Coruña (ES)

30 July - 13 August 2016

Join the Challenge Wales d and her crew for the experience of a lifetime, during the third leg of the Tall Ships Races 2016: Cruise in Company. Journey from Cadiz to A Coruna and make new friends with trainees from all over the world as you sail the Ship as fast as you can. Set your course over the Atlantic Ocean to the North and experience the adventure of the biggest sail race of the year. You will join a short race from Cadiz to a point close Cabo Sao Vincente and afterwards cruise with the other vessels to A Coruna. Hopefully aso time for a stop for a swim or a BBQ. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! In A Coruna you will be welcomed with an epic crew party and crewparade. Open to Windseekers of 17-25 years only.

Programme Outline

Ports

The oldest city in Spain, with a wealth of historic landmarks. Water is never far away, as the old town is built on a narrow stretch of land jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea. Get lost in the Old town with its many narrow, winding streets and visit one of the many parks that dot the city. Its many cathedrals and plazas are also well worth a visit. Go to La Caleta beach, at La Viña, the old fisherman quarter. Go catch a Flamenco concert and feast your taste buds with the fresh sea foods.

A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1.800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, A Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.

  • Cadiz (ES)

  • A Coruña (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 July 2016 - 13 August 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), Denmark

You sail on the Challenge Wales

Picture of the Yacht Challenge Wales Sailing on the sea
Shipping type: Bermudian Cutter
Homeport: Cardiff (UK)
Date built: 1999
Trainees: 12
Length: 21,6
Height of mast: 29
Sail: 262,5 sq m

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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