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Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 22 July 2016

13 days, Mir

From € 980,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

21 - 25: € 980,-
Normal price: € 1090,-

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Mir:
Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 22 July 2016

*No places avaibale anymore* Join the Mir and her crew for the experience of a lifetime, for the first leg of the Tall Ships Races 2016. Journey from Antwerp to Lisbon and make new friends with trainees from all over the world as you sail the Ship as fast as you can. Spectacular vistas and the everchanging North Sea and Atlantic Ocean await as you experience the adventure of the biggest sail race of the year. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! In Lisbon you will be welcomed with an epic crew party and crewparty. Learn the Portuguese Fado and visit the amazing city of Lisbon. For Windseekers from all ages, minimum age 21 years. Possible to have 1 or 2 extra nights in Lisbon. Price 50 EUR p.p.p.n (B&B)

Lisbon has the simple charm and maritime magic of a vintage-era Southern European capital.
In the summer months, Lisbon swelters under a cerulean blue dome. ‘A praia’ (to the beach) sings out from the city’s sun-kissed, begonia blossomed streets as surf boards are stacked on top of cars and everyone makes for the beachy ‘burbs of Cascais and Estoril – 20 minutes drive from the city-centre. The aim being to cool off in the frosty Atlantic, get some sand between their toes, and tuck into the seaside classic of a plate of garlicky ameijoas (clams) washed down with a tumbler of brain-freeze cold lager.

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This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: "The wharf where ships berth".


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…

  • Antwerp (BE)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 21 years
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "It is an experience of a lifetime. It feels like escaping from the real world and coming into a world of adventure."

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You sail on the Mir

Sail Training Ship
Shipping type: Full rigged ship
Homeport: St Petersburg (RU)
Date built: 1987
Trainees: 46
Length: 109.6m
Height of mast: 52m
Sail: 29,997 square feet

Mir is regarded by many as the fastest Class A sail training ship in the world. Since 1996, she won the the Tall Ship Races five times! Since 1990, up to 60 trainees of all ages are welcome on board …

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