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Paimpol (FR) - Ilhéus (BR) - Brest (FR)

30 November 2024 - 15 March 2025

105 days, La Nébuleuse

From € 8840,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

Regular: € 8840,-

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La Nébuleuse:
Paimpol (FR) - Ilhéus (BR) - Brest (FR)

30 November 2024 - 15 March 2025

Experience an exceptional adventure aboard La Nébuleuse: a double transatlantic voyage with a carbon-free transport of goods. This 3,5 month journey will take you across the ocean and back, with multiple 1-3 day stops along the way. Sail in watches, day and night, learning to steer, handle the sails, and navigate. Set out from France and cross the Bay of Biscay on your way to the Canary Islands, unless the winds lead you straight to the next destination: Cape Verde, from where you will take course for South America. Along the way you will cross the Equator, which means Neptune’s visit and a special ceremony on board! Celebrate Christmas and New Year with your crew mates, enjoying special meals and the unforgettable atmosphere. After covering approx. 4750 nautical miles, you will finally reach Brazil. Visit a cocoa plantation, which will fill La Nebuleuse with cargo for the way back to Brest. This time, you will make additional 6,600 miles, sailing via Fernando de Noronha, French Guiana, Martinique, and the Azores.
After arrival, you can stay on board for one or two nights (at no extra cost) to organize your return to dry land.

Ports

Paimpol is a small port town in Brittany, France. During the summer it becomes a big tourist destination, attracting people with its charming port and beautiful beaches. Visit Musee de la Mer to learn more about the maritime heritage of the area. Take a stroll in the old Abbaye de Beauport, or take a hike to the Pointe de Guilben with its scenic views.

Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.

  • Paimpol (FR)

  • Brest (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 November 2024 - 15 March 2025
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • Windseekers joining: up to 12
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: French 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
  • Possible diets: regular, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-intolerant, accommodation of food allergies.
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase and towels.
  • "I learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

You sail on the La Nébuleuse

Shipping type: Dundée tuna fishing boat
Homeport: Paimpol (France)
Date built: 1948-1949
Trainees: 12
Length: 19 m (hull) / 32 m (overall)
Height of mast: 26 m
Sail: 360 m2

Windseeker logs

  • Vega Gamleby Trainees and Crew before Esbjerg Crew Parade 2018

    “We all live in the Vega Gamleby, Vega Gamleby, Vega Gamleby”

    Vega Gamleby

    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Trainees

    Date – 14/07/18 Watch / Trainees – 8-12 – Chris Dow and Cecilie Olsen We woke up at 8 am British time, then at 8:15 am we gathered in the galley as breakfast was served. Shortly after breakfast, during a minor briefing, we …

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  • Statsraad Lehmkul

    The Best Two Weeks of my Life!

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, July 2016

    Antwerp - Lisbon

    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I began my sailing adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

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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.