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Bordeaux (FR) - La Rochelle (FR) - A Coruña (ES)

26 June - 02 July 2023

6 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 1890,-

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Sail Training

in a bunk cabin #1: € 1890,-
in a bunk cabin #2: €1800
in a shared cabin: € 1100,-
in a double cabin: € 1980

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Bordeaux (FR) - La Rochelle (FR) - A Coruña (ES)

26 June - 02 July 2023

Sailing along the coast of Biscay. Join Santa Maria Manuela for a beautiful journey in France and Spain. Step on board in Bordeaux and sail north to La Rochelle, a famously-beautiful old port town. Take a break to stretch your sea legs before going back to the sea, sailing along the coast towards A Coruna. Learn to sail a beautiful Tall Ship, explore the wildlife of the Bay of Biscay, and make new friends. Discover the northern coast of Spain and end your journey in historic A Coruna.
You must show a negative antigen Covid-19 test, professionally done, not older than 72h in order to board. For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees younger than 18 have to be accompanied by an adult).

Ports

Bordeaux is famous for its wine, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. The cathedral, the Place des Quinconces and the Port de La Lune will have you gazing in amazement. The city also has a diverse cultural agenda and a bustling nightlife. To the south of the city you’ll find sandy beaches with enormous dunes that offer great surfing conditions on the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Every two years Bordeaux organizes a harbor festival, with many Tall Ships visiting.

A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1.800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, A Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.

  • Bordeaux (FR)

  • A Coruña (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 June 2023 - 2 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers aged 14-80 years, 14-18 accompanied by an adult
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 36
  • 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
  • Possible diets: regular, vegetarian, gluten-free, some allergies
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Bedding and towels are provided on board
  • "I loved the bond we all made together, and how we had to help each other sailing the ship and setting sails."

    Mia Rosa (17), Denmark

You sail on the Santa Maria Manuela

Santa Maria Manuela
Shipping type: Grand Bank Schooner
Homeport: Aveiro (PT)
Date built: 1937
Trainees: 50
Length: 68,64m
Height of mast: 37 m
Sail: 1130 m2

Recently renovated Santa Maria Manuela is is now serving as a Sail Training  Ship. Unlike in the past, she will no longer bring fishermen to the fishing banks of Newfoundland and Greenland. Instead, these days she brings a new touristic …

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Windseeker logs

  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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  • Green Sailing

    Windseeker, 30 August 2018

    Amsterdam

    – by Anna

    Sailing is inherently a "green" activity. Although, like most of the other things we do on this planet, sailing does contribute to the environmental pollution, we do a lot on board to stop it. And hopefully good habits learned on …

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Photos

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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.