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Hamilton (BM) - Horta (PT)

28 March - 13 April 2020

16 days, Twister

From € 1776,-

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Clean Circle Navigators Oceancrossing Sail Training

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Twister:
Hamilton (BM) - Horta (PT)

28 March - 13 April 2020

Expedition Horizon: Atlantic Crossing to the Azores. Step on board a traditional sailing ship in Bermuda for an unforgettable adventure! Enjoy the tropical climate before setting out for the open ocean. Sail 2000 nautical miles and get your sea legs. On the way a researcher from By the Ocean we Unite will show you how to fish for plastic and analyze the water samples. Spend 15 days on board, making a crossing to the Azores. This remote archipelago has long been a port of call to sailors on their way to Europe. Keep a lookout for whales – they love this area! Enjoy the digital detox, out of mobile service for many days at a time. Become one with nature and find yourself again. Open to Windseekers aged 17+. Book two Expedition Horizon journeys for 5% discount, or 3 journeys for 10% discount.

Ports

Hamilton is the capital city of the Bermuda - British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. It is the major port and financial center, and provides for an excellent starting point for excursions. You can enjoy one of the Caribbean beaches to relax or do water sports, or you can go on an island trip. Visit the Gibb's Hill Lighthouse for beautiful vistas and discover the unique Crystal & Fantasy Caves. Fort Hamilton and the Cathedral are testament to the islands' long and rough history.

Horta is situated in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores on the island of Faial. The marina is a primary stop for yachts crossing the Atlantic. Its walls and walkways are covered in paintings created by the crews of visiting ships. Peter's Cafe Sport, located across from the marina, houses the island's scrimshaw museum. A collection of artefacts carved from whale tooth and jawbone. This café is a point of reference for trans-Atlantic yachtsmen and sailors.

  • Hamilton (BM)

  • Horta (PT)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 March 2020 - 13 April 2020
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 17 years
  • 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
  • "You have to try it! You will get to know a side of you that you didn’t think you had. I learned a lot, and I became more independent after this trip!"

    Amalie (20)

You sail on the Twister

Shipping type: Two-masted schooner
Homeport: Harlingen
Date built: 1902
Trainees: 12
Length: 35 m
Height of mast: 27,5 m
Sail: 350 m2

The Twister was built in 1902 and renovated in 2012 in order to provide all the new safety features and modern comfort. These days she is a very fast and reliable sailing vessel. The modern rigging system and  gracefully designed …

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Windseeker logs

  • The Ocean Movement x Windseeker: Bon Voyage, Plastic!

    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

    A report from the plastic research on board   In July 2021, The Ocean Movement foundation (TOM; formerly known as By the Ocean We Unite) realized an in-depth program on board of the Tall Ship Thalassa during the Erasmus+ co-funded Windseeker project …

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  • 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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Photos

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