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Paimpol (FR) - Cape Verde (CV) - Ilhéus (BR)

30 November 2024 - 14 January 2025

45 days, La Nébuleuse

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

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La Nébuleuse:
Paimpol (FR) - Cape Verde (CV) - Ilhéus (BR)

30 November 2024 - 14 January 2025

Experience an exceptional adventure aboard La Nébuleuse: a transatlantic voyage of 45 days. This journey will take you across the ocean, with some 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. Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime?
IMPORTANT: The disembarkation date in Ilhéus is approximate.


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.

Ilhéus is a city in the Bahia region of Brazil. With its beautiful beaches and rich history, it’s a well-known tourist destination. It also has a long heritage of growing and exporting cacao beans. Visit Sao Sebastiao Cathedral, relax on one of the many beautiful beaches, then go for dinner at the Centro Cultural Bataclan: not only will you try some local food, you will also learn about the history of the place!

  • Paimpol (FR)

  • Ilhéus (BR)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 November 2024 - 14 January 2025
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages
  • 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 I could do things that I could have never done before."

    Christopher (16), England

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

  • The Tall Ships Races 2020 postponed to 2021

    – by Windseeker

    New dates for the Tall Ships Races 2020 - postponed to 2021   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Tall Ships Races 2020 have been postponed by the organiser - Sail Training International. Instead of 2020, the Races will take place in August …

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  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl


    – 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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  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet


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.