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Azores (PT) - Brest (FR)

19 March - 31 March 2019

12 days, Eendracht

From € 487,5

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25 in 4 person cabin : € 487,5
15-25 in 2 person cabin : €741
25+ in 4 person cabin : € 975,-
25+ in 2 person cabin : € 1228,5

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Eendracht:
Azores (PT) - Brest (FR)

19 March - 31 March 2019

Homeward Bound – part two! In the last voyage of the Eendracht’s winter itinerary you will cross the Atlantic from the remote archipelago of the Azores to Brest in France. Enjoy spending almost two weeks on board, learning the ropes and getting your sea legs. This is a perfect trip for an adventurer, who cannot wait until summer – or indeed, anyone who wants to try sailing out on the open ocean. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. You’ll be sleeping in 4 person cabins. Places in double cabins available for a surcharge of 19,50 euro p.p. per night.

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: 19 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

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