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Azores (PT) - Ullapool (GB)

28 May - 17 June 2020

20 days, Tecla

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Tecla:
Azores (PT) - Ullapool (GB)

28 May - 17 June 2020

Sailing the Atlantic! Join the Tecla in the remote archipelago of the Azores, a famous stop for ships crossing the ocean. Meet the crew and set course for the adventure! Sail over 1800 nautical miles in 3 weeks, getting your sea legs and enjoying life out on the open ocean. Take a break from the phone and internet, contemplate the vast ocean, look out for whales who love to hang out on this route and observe the stars without light pollution. Steer the ship, pull the lines, navigate – and afterwards relax on deck with your new friends. Depending on the weather and winds, you might visit some other places before making your way to the charming Scottish town of Ullapool. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The Azores are a group of 9 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Iberian Peninsula, and an autonomous region of Portugal. Sailors and trainees can explore several ports, and many do as part of an Atlantic crossing - but the most famous is Horta, which has a large port and marina. For longer visits, tourists can venture up the numerous volcanic peaks, or try one of many outdoor activities such a whale watching or mountain biking.

Ullapool, despite its small size is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland. The village was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. A few Cordyline australis or New Zealand cabbage trees are grown in the town and are often mistaken for palms. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.

  • Azores (PT)

  • Ullapool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 May 2020 - 17 June 2020
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 16
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "I’m not even lying when I say this has been the best journey of my life, I’m super happy and satisfied and would definitely recommend to a friend."

    Manda (15), Denmark

You sail on the Tecla

Tecla
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Winkel (NL)
Date built: 1915
Trainees: 16
Length: 38
Height of mast: 23
Sail: 380m2

One of the most splendid traditional sailing ships. This solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. Tecla has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. …

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Windseeker logs

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    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of By The Ocean We Unite
    & Anna Gudarowska, Windseeker

    In 2019 Windseeker teamed up with By the Ocean we Unite (now: The Ocean Movement) for the first time. In the summer 148 Windseekers took part in the first Sustainable Sailing journeys (now: Clean Circle Navigators) on four Tall Ships. …

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    Ingo, July 2022

    Sweden

    – by Exchange@sea Trainees

    Click here to listen to our Ingo Spotify playlist while you read!   Day 1 – 23rd of July 2022, Saturday Today we all arrived in Gothenburg together. We got to meet all the participants from different countries. Ingo hadn’t arrived yet so …

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Photos

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