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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Sydney (AU) - Brisbane (AU)

20 August - 26 August 2024

6 days, Stad Amsterdam

From € 540,-

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Sail Training

15-25 in a 3-person cabin: € 540,-
1-person cabin (p.p.p.): €1912,5
3-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 1080,-
2-person cabin (p.p.p.): € 1275

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Stad Amsterdam:
Sydney (AU) - Brisbane (AU)

20 August - 26 August 2024

Begin this extraordinary voyage along the east coast of Australia in the vibrant city of Sydney. Experience the thrill of sailing in open waters of the Tasman Sea, as Clipper Stad Amsterdam gracefully glides through the waves. The crew’s expertise ensures a secure and enjoyable journey, allowing you to embrace the serenity and expansiveness of the Coral Sea. As you sail along the East Coast, marvel at the coastal beauty and diverse landscapes that unfold before you. The open-sea route provides a unique perspective, allowing you to appreciate the rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and pristine coastlines that characterize Australia’s eastern shores. During August, you can expect prevailing winds along the eastern coast of Australia to generally come from the south to southeast. These winds are typical for the winter season, providing a relatively stable and predictable sailing experience. Are you ready for your Australian adventure?
Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.
Make sure to check entry requirements (visas, vaccinations) for each visited country for your nationality.

Ports

Sydney is the largest city of Australia, with over 5 million inhabitants. Located on the Pacific Ocean coast, and has over 70 beaches, and several national parks. Explore the stunning harbour, with its famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit the famous Bondi Beach, the aquarium, or one of the multiple museums. You can also go on a 10 km hike of the Manly Scenic Walkway, or take a trip outside the city to the Blue Mountains or a wildlife park. It's simply impossible to be bored here!

Brisbane is one of Australia's oldest and largest cities. It's situated on the east coast inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, at the Coral Sea. Visit a Koala Sanctuary then take in the views from Mount Coot-tha Lookout spot or the Story Bridge. You can spend a relaxing day on the beach or visit the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art to see the works of art from Australia, Asia and the Pacific. No matter your interests, you are sure to find something to do in Brisbane!

  • Sydney (AU)

  • Brisbane (AU)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 August 2024 - 26 August 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining; 29-58
  • 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
  • All diets possible: let us know about special requirements at booking
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • All bedding and towels are provided on board
  • "I liked to be offline for a few days."

    Maria (19), Germany

You sail on the Stad Amsterdam

Shipping type: Clipper
Homeport: Amsterdam (NL)
Date built: 2000
Trainees:
Length: 76 m
Height of mast: 46,25 m
Sail: 2200 m2

A modern Clipper. Imagine yourself on a 19th century clipper when you board Stad Amsterdam, a modern version of the fast merchant ships of bygone days. The 60 metre long wooden deck, the high masts, the many yards and hundreds …

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Windseeker logs

  • The Sustainability of Sailing – old

    Windseeker, 23 February 2023

    – by Anna Gudarowska

    While sailing isn't immune to environmental impacts, we're setting a course for eco-conscious practices on board. In this exploration, we dive into the reasons why sailing and sustainability are intricately intertwined. From harnessing the wind's renewable energy to cultivating a …

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  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.