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Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES) - Lisbon (PT)

23 July - 05 August 2016

13 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 850,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

28: € 850,-
> 28: € 1370,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES) - Lisbon (PT)

23 July - 05 August 2016

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*Last place available* Join the Gulden Leeuw for an International Exchange Journey, open to trainees from all countries. Nationalities so far: Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Hungary, Finland and Italy. Besides sail training, you also will join an intercultural programme during the Tall Ships Races (Race 2 from Lisbon to Cadiz and afterwards a part of the Cruise in Company back to Lisbon). Make new international friends. Learn to handle the ship, and work together with your fellow trainees and the crew while you discover the spectacular Spanish and Portuguese coast. It promises to be an epic journey! For Windseekers age 15-28 years. (Requests per mail: info@windseeker.org)

Programme Outline

Prepare for the Journey of a lifetime. Step on board of the Gulden Leeuw on the 23th of July in Lisbon. Unpack your bags and start your discovery of the Ship immediately with your fellow Windseekers. Smell the salt in the air, hear the seagulls scream in the wind and start setting sails for Race 2 to Cadiz! This International Exchange is for people from all over the world. Windseekers from more than 9 countries already registered.

Experience the famous Tall Ship Races (TSR) 2016. Meet people from all over the world. Learn how to sail a majestic Tall Ship. No sailing experience needed! Mingle with other cultures during the International youth exchange on board. Party during the festivals in the host ports. The professional crew teaches you everything you want to know about sailing and the Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw. There is much to see and discover through the activities during this journey.

You'll participate in the watch rotation, once a day and once a night. Become a skilled sailor by learning from the professional crew. Set and trim the sails, steer the ship, help the cook and do odd jobs on deck and below. Together with your fellow Windseekers you work on your best racing time. The crew is there to guide you during your watch. At the end of your Journey, you and your team are a comfortable and skilled sailing team.

After you reach the finish line, Cadiz awaits: Open-air free concerts, city tours and parties. Challenge the Windseekers from other ships for a sport activity and walk in the Crew Parade, watched by thousands of spectators all through the city. Last but not least you can join the crew party. Everyone who took part in the race will be there, so get ready to compare notes with your fellow contestants. After the Race there is more time to relax. Play the guitar, enjoy activities on deck and chill.

Ports

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

  • Lisbon (PT)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Sponsorship and costs

Your Life on Board covers 14 days, starting on the 23th of July and ending on the 5th of August 2016. The price for this voyage is €1190 for youngsters 15 - 28 years of age. Price excludes drinks at the bar and transportation to and from the Ship. After the Journey's conclusion you may be eligible for a partial refund of transfer costs.

Key points

  • Dates: 23 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • Windseekers joining: 56
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Windseekers from the Netherlands need to become member of STAN
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Special Facebook-page of the voyage to contact fellow-Windseekers in advance and possibility to travel together
  • "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

    Ang (25), Malaysia

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Homeport: Kampen (NL)
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