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Palmeira (CV) - Horta, Azores (PT)

01 March - 15 March 2025

14 days, Morgenster

From € 2150,-

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Morgenster:
Palmeira (CV) - Horta, Azores (PT)

01 March - 15 March 2025

From Cape Verde to Azores. Find the Morgenster in the bay of Palmeira, and reach the ship by dinghy to start your adventure! Leave the tropical sun and warm weather behind and set course for the open ocean. Make your way towards the Azores: with the changing winds, there will be plenty to do on deck! Set the sails, reef, unreeve, and adjust the course to ensure the best possible sailing for the Morgenster. Closer to the Azores, there is a good chance of seeing whales, as well as dolphins, sunfish, and plenty of sea birds. Arrive in Horta on the island of Faial, and spend the last evening on board before disembarking the next morning. We recommend that you book an accommodation in the Azores to extend your stay before flying back home.
This voyage is recommended for experienced and fit sailors.
Open to all Windseekers aged 18-73 years. Younger trainees, accompanied by an adult, at request. This booking is covered by VZR Garant (instead of Windseeker’s usual STO Garant).

Ports

Palmeira is the third-largest town in Cape Verde, situated on the island of Sal, yet still has a small, village atmosphere. When you land in Palmeira you will have just completed an Atlantic Crossing, or at least a hefty 2700km sail south from Europe. Whilst resting in Palmeira, visit some bars and restaurants, or explore further to desert Oases, caves and beaches.

Horta is situated in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores on the island of Faial. The marina is a primary stop for yachts crossing the Atlantic. Its walls and walkways are covered in paintings created by the crews of visiting ships. Peter's Cafe Sport, located across from the marina, houses the island's scrimshaw museum. A collection of artefacts carved from whale tooth and jawbone. This café is a point of reference for trans-Atlantic yachtsmen and sailors.

  • Horta, Azores (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 March 2025 - 15 March 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • Minimum age 18 years, younger at request. Maximum age 73
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 24
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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
  • This booking is covered by VZR Garant (instead of Windseeker's usual STO Garant).
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone."

    Agathe (26), France

You sail on the Morgenster

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder (NL)
Date built: 1919
Trainees: 35
Length: 48 m
Height of mast: 29 m
Sail: 600 m2

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