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Funchal, Madeira (PT) - Sal (CV)

15 October - 26 October 2019

11 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 560,-

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15-25: € 560,-
25+: € 750,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Funchal, Madeira (PT) - Sal (CV)

15 October - 26 October 2019

* Last places: contact info@windseeker.org to confirm availability * From Madeira to Cape Verde. Board Santa Maria Manuela on the island of Madeira and set sails for 1400 nautical miles of oceanic sailing! Take course for the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of Africa and join the crew in sailing activities on board. Learn to trim the sails, steer and navigate, and keep your eye out for dolphins and maybe even whales! Change the rhythm of your everyday life, spending the days enjoying sailing, fishing, reading on deck and sharing stories with your companions. Take in the nature, the beauty of the ocean and excitement of seeing marine wildlife. Reach home full of new stories to tell and enough energy to last you through the winter! Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

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.

Sal is one of the three sandy eastern islands of the Cape Verde archipelago, together with Boa Vista and Maio. The island is a dream destination for windsurfing enthusiasts, due to its sandy beaches and persistent winds. Tourism is on the rise in Cape Verde, but outside of the beach resort of Santa Maria the island retains its relaxed feel. Explore the quiet streets with their brightly colored houses, the blue eye cave, and the saline flats. The sun shines 350 days a year, so bring sunscreen!

  • Funchal, Madeira (PT)

  • Sal (CV)

Key points

  • Dates: 15 October 2019 - 26 October 2019
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 50
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), 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

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    Esbjerg-Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Elin Giese, Sweden, 2nd time Trainee

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