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Horta (PT) - Hamburg (DE)

14 April - 30 April 2020

16 days, Twister

From € 1887,-

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Clean Circle Navigators Oceancrossing Sail Training

Normal price: € 1887,-

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Twister:
Horta (PT) - Hamburg (DE)

14 April - 30 April 2020

Expedition Horizon: Atlantic Crossing to Europe. Join Twister in the Azores archipelago, in the middle of Atlantic Ocean. Spend 16 ays on baord, sailing 1700 nautical miles to Germany. Learn to steer, navigate and trim the sails. Analyze water samples for microplastics and look for sustainable solutions to everyday probelms with a By the Ocean we Unite marine biologist. Take time to relax with a book, look out at the horizon and enjoy the digital detox and simpler life at sea. Open to Windseekers aged 17+. Book two Expedition Horizon journeys for 5% discount, or 3 journeys for 10% discount.

Ports

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.

Hamburg is the second-biggest city in Germany and a second-largest port in Europe. The port itself if a major tourist attraction, with its numerous canals, bridges and buildings from the past eras, as well as the naval museum Museumshafen Oevelgönne.
Hafengeburtstag is a funfair to honor the birthday of the port of Hamburg with a party and a ship parade. Take a walk in the Planten un Blomen Park with its different fascinating sections and cross the Elbe in an old tunnel underneath.

  • Horta (PT)

  • Hamburg (DE)

Key points

  • Dates: 14 April 2020 - 30 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

This Journey is not covered by the STO Garant guarantee.

  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

You sail on the Twister

Small Ships

Twister

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

  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

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  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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