An epic delivery journey of 28 days. Join the Oosterschelde in Rotterdam for four weeks of active sailing and a chance to experience the real maritime life. You will be part of the crew and participate in the watch system, sailing the Oosterschelde towards your final destination. There will be only a few stops, as the focus on the journey is to bring the ship to Cape Verde. If your primary interest is in sailing and you don’t care much about visiting other places, or you want to log in a few miles – this is the trip for you! 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.
Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.
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.
Dates: 13 November 2020 - 11 December 2020
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).
Keshan (17) UK
"It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."
"When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"
Agathe (26) France
"Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"
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