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Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES)

04 July - 11 July 2020

7 days, Maybe

From € 725,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 725,-
25+: € 805,-

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Maybe:
Lisbon (PT) - Cadiz (ES)

04 July - 11 July 2020

*FULLY BOOKED – check other ships for this leg* The Tall Ships Races 2020: Race 1. Are you up for a challenge? Do you like the thrill of competition? Would you like to participate in a huge maritime festival with crew-exclusive activities? Then it’s time to join the Tall Ships Races! Board Maybe in Lisbon and leave the city in a spectaculr Parade of Sail before starting the race with dozens of other ships. Over 4 days you will make your way towards Spanish Cadiz, sailing as fast as you can. After the intense journey you will spend the last couple of days in port, enjoying the Crew Parade, Crew Party, visiting other ships, meeting trainees from all over the world and exchanging your sea stories. For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

The Tall Ships Races

The first ever Tall Ships Race took place in 1956. 20 tall ships sailed from Great Britain to Portugal to promote Sail Training and international friendship. Originally meant as a single event, the race gained huge public interest and soon turned into an annual event, organized by Sail Training International. Each year dozens of Tall Ships, as well as small ships and yachts gather for races, but also harbour events: Crew Parades, Crew Parties, competitions, concerts, fireworks and much more!

In 2020 the Tall Ships go back to the Atlantic coast of Europe. Race 1 will start in Lisbon and end in Cadiz. From there the ships will sail to A Coruna in a mixed leg including several days of racing and then some more relaxed sailing. The final leg will take them across the Bay of Biscay and into the English Channel to Dunkirk. Will you join the adventure?

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…

The oldest city in Spain, with a wealth of historic landmarks. Water is never far away, as the old town is built on a narrow stretch of land jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea. Get lost in the Old town with its many narrow, winding streets and visit one of the many parks that dot the city. Its many cathedrals and plazas are also well worth a visit. Go to La Caleta beach, at La Viña, the old fisherman quarter. Go catch a Flamenco concert and feast your taste buds with the fresh sea foods.

  • Lisbon (PT)

  • Cadiz (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 4 July 2020 - 11 July 2020
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 14
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels

This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

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