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Sao Miguel (PT) - Sunderland (GB)

25 June - 10 July 2018

15 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 900,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Sao Miguel (PT) - Sunderland (GB)

25 June - 10 July 2018

* Places at request * Atlantic journey from the Azores to Great Britain. Board the Portuguese schooner Santa Maria Manuela in the remote archipelago of Azores in the Atlantic and sail north-east towards England. Spend over 2 weeks on board and make approximately 1000 nautica miles! This is a perfect voyage for anyone wishing to gain sailing experience and gather the missing miles for their logbooks. You will sail to reach your destination, and not to sightsee, just like the old-time sailors used to do! Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older; younger at request (accompanied by an adult). VAT not included in the price.

Ports

Sao Miguel in the Azores is also known as The Green Island - and for a good reason! If you love nature, hiking and taking in beautiful vistas, this is the place to visit. You can rent quads and go canyoning. There are also interesting museums and research places dedicated to the volcanic nature of the islands - visit them and you will almost certainly learn something new.

Sunderland is a coastal city in North East England, aging back to the 7th century. Whether you're a nature or a culture lover, you will surely find a bunch of nice activities to do! For instance, have a lovely day out with fish&chips for lunch at the Roker & Seaburn Beaches or take a relaxing walk in Herrington Country Park. Also, go on a trip to the picturesque Penshaw Monument. Discover the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

  • Sao Miguel (PT)

  • Sunderland (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 25 June 2018 - 10 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation:
  • 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 liked to be offline for a few days."

    Maria (19), Germany

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

  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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  • Almost ready for departure

    Oosterschelde

    Benicarlo, Spain

    – by crew

    We are finalizing our chores. Tomorrow we will get new stores on board and then we are ready for departure to Valencia. On Wednesday we will welcome our guests on board who will sail with us to Cape Verde. What’s …

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