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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES)

24 July - 30 July 2016

6 days, Challenge Wales

From € 660,-

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Tall Ships Races

Normal price: € 660,-

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Challenge Wales:
Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES)

24 July - 30 July 2016

* No places available anymore* Join the Challenge Wales and her fantastic crew for the experience of a lifetime. During Race 2 of the Tall Ships Races 2016 you will set sail from Lisbon to Cadiz. Make new friends with Windseekers from all over the world. You will sail the Ship together as fast as you can. Set your course over the Atlantic Ocean to the South and 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! You have even the chance to see dolphins or whales around Gibraltar. In Cadiz you will be welcomed with an epic crew party, where you will meet the trainees of other ships. Open to Windseekers of 17-25 years only.

Programme Outline

Ports

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…

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.

  • Lisbon (PT)

  • Cadiz (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 July 2016 - 30 July 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
  • "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches."

    Phillip (24), France

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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Windseeker logs

  • Statsraad Lehmkul

    The Best Two Weeks of my Life!

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, July 2016

    Antwerp - Lisbon

    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I began my sailing adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

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  • Green Sailing

    Windseeker, 30 August 2018

    Amsterdam

    – by Anna

    Sailing is inherently a "green" activity. Although, like most of the other things we do on this planet, sailing does contribute to the environmental pollution, we do a lot on board to stop it. And hopefully good habits learned on …

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