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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
  • "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body."

    Max (17), Germany

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

  • Arrival at Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    Europa

    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl

    Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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Photos

  • Dolphins
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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.