Sailing the ocean from Portugal to the Azores. This unique journey will take you across 800 nautical miles of the Atlantic. Join the adventure, learn to sail a traditional Tall Ship, feel free to help out with trimming the sails, steering or going aloft. Spend your time off enjoying being out in the middle of nowhere, looking out for pods of dolphins, contemplating the stars without light pollution and exchanging stories with your fellow shipmates. Discover the traditional Portuguese cuisine and other international dishes prepared by the cook on board. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older; younger at request (accompanied by an adult).
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…
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.
Dates: 3 October 2019 - 10 October 2019
Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 18:00
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
Samantha (18) Australia
"I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."
Mathijn (13) Netherlands
"Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"
Epp (20) Estonia
"The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."
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