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.
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.
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 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).
Lieven (23) Belgium
"Setting sails: always fantastic."
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"
Phillip (24) France
"Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"
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