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.
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.
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
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
Christopher (16) England
"I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"
Max (17) Germany
"The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"
Annette (18) Denmark
"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"
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