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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Porto (PT) - Essaouira (MO) - Tenerife (ES)

20 November - 06 December 2018

16 days, Twister

From € 1875,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 1875,-

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Twister:
Porto (PT) - Essaouira (MO) - Tenerife (ES)

20 November - 06 December 2018

Step on board the Twister in Porto and sail to Lisbon with its iconic bridge, trams, vinho verde and fado. Then you will leave Europe behind for a crossing to Essaouira, a beautiful coastal town in western Morocco where you will get to immerse yourself in the colors, sounds and smells of the exotic medina. Then you will sail the Atlantic towards the Canary Islands, visiting La Palma before disembarking in La Gomera. Enjoy the warm sea, steady winds and, very likely, the sight of dolphins! Open to Windseekers aged 15 and more, younger than 15 only accompanied by a parent/guardian. 25% discount for trainees younger than 14 if sharing the cabin with a guardian.

Ports

Porto, located on the Costa Verde, is Portugal's second-largest city and a busy port town. Porto's long and varied history has left many beautiful old buildings that you can discover by walking around the 'Ribeira' - the old city centre that is a World Heritage site. City walks can be demanding as Porto is built in the coastal hills, but that also means that each corner offers a new, exciting vista! And you can always cool your heels on Porto's rustic terraces and vibrant street side cafés.

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and a popular tourist destination. One of the largest Carnival festivals is hosted here, and for tourists there is a lot to see and do. But the island is large enough to escape mass tourism, so let its natural beauty seduce you to a hike or a drive around the island. You'll find mountains to climb, cliffs overlooking bays, and ravines. The 'Island of eternal spring' is just what you need if you arrive fresh from your Journey!

  • Porto (PT)

  • Tenerife (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 November 2018 - 6 December 2018
  • 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
  • "It was an absolute joy to steer for hours when the wind was blowing, and even when it was completely dead. I loved to see the sea, I loved the silence of the ocean."

    Barnabas (22), Hungary

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

  • Picture of people on board the Tall Ship Morgenster

    A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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  • Sunday at Sea – Cape Horn Ceremony

    Europa

    At Sea

    – by Deckhand Pelle

    Sailing is fun! But so can be sitting on your bum! The professional sailors of Europa have one thing in common, they can't seem to sit still, probably because there is always something to do. From changing sheets to mending …

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Photos

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