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Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 24 July 2016

15 days, Tomidi

From € 920,-

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Tomidi:
Antwerp (BE) - Lisbon (PT)

09 July - 24 July 2016

*No places available anymore* Get your duffel bag ready and set sail for Sail Antwerp with the Sail Training Yacht Tomidi. As a Windseeker you’ll be actively involved with all aspects of sailing the ship during Race 1 of the Tall Ships Races 2016. Keep the lookout while you’re on watch, take the helm, set and trim the sails, and help keep the Tomidi shipshape. Your Journey will take you across the Northsea each day more southly. Meanwhile you’ll make new friends with your fellow Windseekers as you share adventures and experiences. By the time you arrive in Lisbon you will be a formidable team, ready for anything! And your arrival in Lisbon has a bonus: Sail Lisbon 2016, with its many festivities like crewactivities, crewparade and crewparty. Open to Windseekers from all ages, minimum age 18 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: “The wharf where ships berth”.

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…

  • Antwerp (BE)

  • Lisbon (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 July 2016 - 24 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years (age 15-18 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

  • 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"

  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

You sail on the Tomidi

Tomidi

Yachts

Tomidi

Tomidi (ex Rucanor) is a pronounced sea and ocean cruiser and racer. Without doubt the best known and most successful Belgian racing ship ever. On board the Tomidi, you as Windseeker, get to experience true speed and endurance. You do …

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Windseeker logs

  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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