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Brest (FR) - Lisbon (PT)

19 July - 22 July 2016

3 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 450,-

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4 person cabin p.p.p: € 450,-
Normal price: € 570,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Brest (FR) - Lisbon (PT)

19 July - 22 July 2016

Join the Santa Maria Manuela for the leg Brest – Lisbon. First you can enjoy the International Maritime Festival of Brest that takes place from 13-19th of July. After the event it is time to set course for Lisbon. Hoist the sails and sail the Ship. Atfer arrival in Lisbon the Tall Ships Races 2016 takes places. A great event with many Tall Ship. Enjoy the festival and visit one of the many Tall Ships. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.

Lisbon has a long and varied history as a major trading hub, much of which is still visible in the old city centre. Discover Alfama, the old quarters with its many old alleys, steps and the Lisbon Cathedral. The famous tram line 28 will get you there – an experience in and of itself. And be sure to check out a fado concert if you want to learn about saudade – loss, yearning and comfort, all rolled into one. Emotions that all seafarers will get to know one way or the other…

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 19 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 50
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Portuguese
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "Super great experience, I recommend it to everyone. I loved it!!! Everything was perfect."

    Michael (17), Belgium

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

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