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Sal (CV) - Fort-de-France (MQ)

17 December 2022 - 03 January 2023

17 days, Eendracht

From € 1247,5

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25: € 1247,5
25+ in 4-pers. cabin: € 2495,-
25+ in2-pers. cabin: € 2807

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Eendracht:
Sal (CV) - Fort-de-France (MQ)

17 December 2022 - 03 January 2023

Alternative holidays. Cross the Altlantic from Cape Verde to South America for Christmas and New Year! Crossing the ocean on a 60 meter long sailing ship is a real once in a lifetime experience and a bucket list experience for many. Tired of all the obligations around the holidays? Or just don’t feel like being alone? Then choose a trip with the Eendracht. Clear skies with thousands of stars make the sea sparkle. Sail away from daily life, cellphones and internet, and enjoy the tranquility for 2000 nautical miles. Spot passing dolphins, admire the sunsets, and meet new people. Become an experienced sailor and enjoy this unique journey! Open to Windseekers aged 15-80. Additional night: after your journey you can stay on board for 1 additional night for €75/€94.5 (depending on the cabin price) per person, food included. Let us know at booking if you’re interested!

Ports

Sal is one of the three sandy eastern islands of the Cape Verde archipelago, together with Boa Vista and Maio. The island is a dream destination for windsurfing enthusiasts, due to its sandy beaches and persistent winds. Tourism is on the rise in Cape Verde, but outside of the beach resort of Santa Maria the island retains its relaxed feel. Explore the quiet streets with their brightly colored houses, the blue eye cave, and the saline flats. The sun shines 350 days a year, so bring sunscreen!

Fort-de-France is the capital of Martinique, a curious mixture of European and Caribbean temperament and has a wonderful climate. It is one of the largest cities in the Caribbean, so you’ll find plenty to see and do as you explore the streets. But don’t limit yourself to the city – Martinique is stunning in its beauty, with rainforests, dormant volcanoes, and beaches in all sizes. Wearing a Panama hat is allowed, and don’t forget to sample the local cuisine… it’s like ‘ouh-la-la’, but with rum!

  • Sal (CV)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 December 2022 - 3 January 2023
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers aged 15-80 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
  • "An amazing adventure that teaches you things you will never learn somewhere else."

    Claire (20)

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

  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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  • Whoopie in het stuurhuis!

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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Photos

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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.