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Alicante (ES) - Lisbon (PT) - Rotterdam (NL)

05 February - 22 February 2024

17 days, Eendracht

From € 1075,-

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15-25: € 1075,-

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Eendracht:
Alicante (ES) - Lisbon (PT) - Rotterdam (NL)

05 February - 22 February 2024

Youth sailing journey from the Med to the Netherlands. Join the Eendracht in Alicante and hoist the sails together with your crew mates to leave the Costa Blanca behind and set sail for Lisbon. Along the way you will sail through the famous Strait of Gibraltar between Africa and Europe, and leave the Mediterranean Sea for the waters of the Atlantic. Spend some time visiting Lisbon, with its long maritime history, before rolling up your sleeves for the next passage. Sail along the Portuguese and Spanish coast and up towards the English Channel, before finally setting foot ashore again in the Eendracht’s home port of Rotterdam. A very diverse trip with beautiful cities, beaches, history and a lot of sailing.
Open to young Windseekers aged 15-25.
Pre-night possible – stay on board the night before the journey for additional € 37,50.

Ports

Alicante is a port city on the Costa Blanca, Mediterranean coast of Spain. Climb up to the 16-century Castle of Santa Barbara for a great view over the city and take a stroll through the lively Explanada de Espana with its many cafes and restaurants. Visit Barrio Santa Cruz for a taste of authentic local culture and if you love everything sailing-related don't miss the Volvo Ocean Race Museum.

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

  • Alicante (ES)

  • Rotterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 February 2024 - 22 February 2024
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 36
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: Dutch and 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: towels
  • "It is an experience of a lifetime. It feels like escaping from the real world and coming into a world of adventure."

    Trainee (17)

You sail on the Eendracht

Shipping type: Three-masted Schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1989
Trainees: 39
Length: 58,1m
Height of mast: 44,7m
Sail: 1033 m2

Adventure, action and fun await on board of the largest three masted-schooner of the Netherlands! The Eendracht's focus is especially on youngsters, but anybody is welcome to sail along. Whatever you choose, you're always contributing to a good cause. The …

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Windseeker logs

  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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  • Baltic Research: Ingo

    Ingo, July 2022

    Sweden

    – by Exchange@sea Trainees

    Click here to listen to our Ingo Spotify playlist while you read!   Day 1 – 23rd of July 2022, Saturday Today we all arrived in Gothenburg together. We got to meet all the participants from different countries. Ingo hadn’t arrived yet so …

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.