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Azores (PT) - Brest (FR)

17 March - 29 March 2020

12 days, Eendracht

From € 697,5

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25: € 697,5
25+ in 4-pers. cabin : € 1395,-
place in 2-pers. cabin: € 1629

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Eendracht:
Azores (PT) - Brest (FR)

17 March - 29 March 2020

Atlantic crossing: part 2. Step on board the Eendracht in the beautiful and rarely explored archipelago of the Azores. These Portuguese islands on the Atlantic are well-known among sailors as a port of stop for ocean crossings, but not many tourists visit otherwise. Spend 12 days on board, actively sailing the ship east towards France. Enjoy the challenge and disconnection of many days spent on the open ocean: no cellphones, no wifi… Steer the vessel towards the horizon, look out for dolphins and whales, take in the starry nights and make new friends among trainees and crew. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The Azores are a group of 9 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Iberian Peninsula, and an autonomous region of Portugal. Sailors and trainees can explore several ports, and many do as part of an Atlantic crossing – but the most famous is Horta, which has a large port and marina. For longer visits, tourists can venture up the numerous volcanic peaks, or try one of many outdoor activities such a whale watching or mountain biking.

Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.

  • Azores (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 March 2020 - 29 March 2020
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 36
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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

This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "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"

  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

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