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Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT) - Viana do Castelo (PT)

07 September - 13 September 2021

6 days, Patricia

From € 665,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-26: € 665,-
26+: € 945,-
26+ when booking for 2 or more people: € 851

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Patricia:
Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT) - Viana do Castelo (PT)

07 September - 13 September 2021

Atlantic sailing: from the Azores to Portugal. This short but exciting journey will bring you from the remote archipelago of the Azores all the way to mainland Europe on board the Patricia. Set the sails, steer the vessel, learn to navigate by the stars and spend an unforgettable time out on the open ocean. Enjoy being so close to nature, touching waves (and searching them for dolphins), meeting sea birds, looking out at the stars during the night watch and being out of the wifi service. For all Windseekers aged 15+ Special offer for trainees sailing for a full price (26 and older): bring a friend and both of you will have a 10% discount!

Ports

Ponta Delgada is the capital of the Azores - a Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It's located on the São Miguel Island. The city dates back to the 15th century, when a fishing village was first established in the area. The beautiful architecture makes Ponta Delgada a charming place to walk through. Spend some time discovering the City Gates and the City Hall, before relaxing in the Campo de São Francisco square. Don't miss the magnificent botanical garden!

  • Ponta Delgada, Azores (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 September 2021 - 13 September 2021
  • Embarkation: 16:30 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 10
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Price includes accommodation and food during sailing, excludes food while in port
  • Price excludes: transportation costs to and from the ship, food costs when in port, and harbour dues to be shared equally between all crew
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, towels
  • "It is an experience of a lifetime. It feels like escaping from the real world and coming into a world of adventure."

    Trainee (17)

You sail on the Patricia

Shipping type: Sloop Marconi 9/10
Homeport:
Date built: 2014
Trainees:
Length: 16.76 m
Height of mast:
Sail: 339.6 sqm

STV (Sail Training Vessel) Patricia was launched for the first time in 2014. It’s an Xp55. X-yachts is a Danish brand. All X-yachts are very fast. On top of that the “p” in Xp stands for “performance”, opposite to “c” …

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.