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

04 January - 19 January 2024

15 days, Eendracht

From € 995,-

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15-25: € 995,-

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

04 January - 19 January 2024

Winter youth sailing experience. Join this active sailing trip from Rotterdam to Alicante with a stopover in Porto (Leixoes). Set sail from the Netherlands and make your way south, sailing the Atlantic towards the sunny Portugal. Take the time to stretch your legs in Porto, strolling through the historical city, enjoying the amazing restaurants Porto, or visiting the authentic port houses down the river Douro. Hoist the sails again and leave the Atlantic Ocean behind to enter the Mediterranean sea via the Strait of Gibralta. The final port of this great adventure is Alicante on the Costa Blanca, famous for mild winters.
Open to young Windseekers aged 15-25.
Afternight possible – stay on board until the 20th of January (noon) for additioal € 37,50.

Ports

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 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 (NL)

  • Alicante (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 4 January 2024 - 19 January 2024
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / 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
  • "A very fun, refreshing but also a very challenging trip that really moves your comfort zones."

    Angelina (17), Denmark

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

  • Sustainable sailing: plastic research in 2023

    Gulden Leeuw, Thalassa, July 2023

    – by Maarten Erich, The Ocean Movement

    The Ocean Movement Foundation We are on a mission to stop plastic pollution from ending up in our ocean. With the Manta trawl, we are gathering data on microplastic pollution in the waters that we sail in. Together with the trainees …

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  • Sailing back to Ushuaia

    Anne-Margeretha

    Antartica – Ushuaia

    – by Sally

    We had a great sail to Ushuaia, tacking all the way, Anne-Margaretha, well-heeled over and really showing off. Around the halfway point Heinz called the crew up and down came the fok and up went the storm fok. This added …

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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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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.