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Jamaica (JM) - Azores (PT)

25 February - 20 March 2025

23 days, Eendracht

From € 1475,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25: € 1475,-
p.p. in a 4-person cabin: € 2950,-
p.p. in a 2-person cabin: € 3418

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Eendracht:
Jamaica (JM) - Azores (PT)

25 February - 20 March 2025

Atlantic crossing to the Azores. Beautiful starry nights, sunsets, the wind in your hair, dolphin and whale watching, and weeks of only sea as a view – the Atlantic Crossing. A real bucket list trip. Join the Eendracht in the Caribbean, and set course for the horizon, sailing in watches day and night, across the ocean. Enjoy the time spent without cell phone reception, completely surrendered to the forces of nature: sun, sea and wind. Reach the islands of eternal spring, the Azores, often visited by various species of whales, and a traditional stopping point for ships crossing the Atlantic. Are you up for the challenge?
Open to all Windseekers aged 15-80.

Ports

Jamaica is an island country and one of the Greater Antilles islands in the Caribbean Sea. With 2.8 million people, it is one of the largest countries in the Caribbean. The capital is Kingston, although you might have heard more about the historical Port Royal, the old pirate town destroyed by an earthquake. Jamaica boasts beautiful beaches, with spectacular coral reefs - perfect for snorkelling - and the stunning Blue Mountains, and it's a home to many tropical plants and animals.

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.

  • Jamaica (JM)

  • Azores (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 25 February 2025 - 20 March 2025
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers aged 15-80 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 was an absolute joy to steer for hours when the wind was blowing, and even when it was completely dead. I loved to see the sea, I loved the silence of the ocean."

    Barnabas (22), Hungary

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

  • Fair winds, fair planet

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2023

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    – by Trainees

    Day 1 – 17th of July Today we arrived at the boat. There was a small festival with a market and music so that was a lot of fun. I came with a few Dutch people and had a great time …

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  • A Gentle Reminder of How Far We’ve Come

    Gulden Leeuw, August 2017

    Halifax - Le Havre Atlantic Crossing

    – by Trainees

    August 3rd Hannson Paul, Phil Truchon Second day ocean sailing in Rendez-Vous 2017, all is going well so far. Yesterday we had to take down all the sails and begin to use our engine towards the next checkpoint due to the lack …

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Photos

  • Dolphins
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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.