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Funchal, Madeira (PT) - Porto Santo (PT) - Funchal, Madeira (PT)

28 December 2024 - 02 January 2025

5 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 937,5

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Sail Training

in a shared cabin M/F: € 937,5
in a bunk cabin (1 person): € 1593,75
in a bunk cabin (2 people): € 2125

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Funchal, Madeira (PT) - Porto Santo (PT) - Funchal, Madeira (PT)

28 December 2024 - 02 January 2025

New Year’s Eve in Madeira: Fireworks and Sailing. Join Santa Maria Manuela and swap the long cold winter nights of mainland Europe for Madeira’s semi-tropical warmth. Set sail from Funchal to the stunning anchorage of Porto Santo. Engage in all aspects of sailing during the short passage between the islands, from helming to trimming sails and navigating. Relax amidst Porto Santo’s nine kilometers of pristine sand before exploring the Ilhas Desertas Nature Reserve, home to amazing wildlife. Return to Funchal for a New Year’s Eve feast under glittering lights, followed by one of the world’s most spectacular fireworks displays against Madeira’s stunning landscape. Begin the new year with relaxation aboard or explore Funchal’s festive markets and botanical gardens.
For Windseekers aged 14-80 years (trainees younger than 18 have to be accompanied by an adult).
There are different cabins available, both for single and double occupancy – contact info@windseeker.org for details.

Ports

Funchal is the capital of the Portugese Madeira Autonomous Region in the Atlantic. Vistit Quinta das Cruzes - an old Madeiran manor house turned museum, lively local market Mercado dos Lavradores and botanical garden Jardins Botânicos da Madeira. If you're looking for a thrill of an adventure you must take a ride in the Toboggan - a wooden sled that guided by the drivers who will push you down steep hills.

Funchal is the capital of the Portugese Madeira Autonomous Region in the Atlantic. Vistit Quinta das Cruzes - an old Madeiran manor house turned museum, lively local market Mercado dos Lavradores and botanical garden Jardins Botânicos da Madeira. If you're looking for a thrill of an adventure you must take a ride in the Toboggan - a wooden sled that guided by the drivers who will push you down steep hills.

  • Funchal, Madeira (PT)

  • Funchal, Madeira (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 December 2024 - 2 January 2025
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / 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
  • "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

Santa Maria Manuela is is 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 offer, which stands …

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Windseeker logs

  • On the Right Course

    Gulden Leeuw, 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

    Atlantic Crossing from Halifax to Le Havre

    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

      Aug 2nd 2017   Second Day at Sea Today we have started hauling a smaller vessel, Peter von Danzig – we are currently expecting to go on motor for 2 days before the race will resume. The evening was much calmer than yesterday …

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  • A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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