Course: the Azores! Join the Oosterschelde for 13 days of ocean sailing. Become part of the crew, keeping watch and getting your sea legs. Catch the Trade Winds and steer close-hauled, bringing the ship north. Closer to Azores there is a good chance of seeing whales, as well as other wildlife. This journey is a delivery, which means the focus is on bringing Oosterschelde to your final destination. If you care about sailing, but not so much about sightseeing, this is the right trip for you! You can also combine this trip with the next one and sail all the way to Rotterdam. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. IMPORTANT: Due to coronavirus the maximum number of people on board has to be reduced. You can only share a cabin with a family member, and never with a stranger. Are you traveling alone? In this case, you’ll have to book a single cabin.
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.
Dates: 18 March 2021 - 31 March 2021
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 24
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: 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).
Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands
"It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."
Mathijn (13) Netherlands
"Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"
Axel (23) France
"It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."
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