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Saint Martin (MF) - Rotterdam (NL)

30 March - 07 May 2025

38 days, Twister

From € 6100,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

p.p. in 3-person cabin: € 6100,-
p.p. in 2-person cabin: € 7990,-

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Twister:
Saint Martin (MF) - Rotterdam (NL)

30 March - 07 May 2025

Board the Twister on Saint Martin and roll up your sleeves to raise the sails. The trade winds will take you to Bermuda in about six days. Spend a few days exploring, before setting course for the Azores. Sail the Atlantic Ocean in watches, taking shifts to steer and navigate day and night. Take a dip in the middle of the ocean when the wind dies down, and trim the sails when it picks back up. Try your hand at fishing tuna, and enjoy the rhythm of days on board, rolled by the long ocean waves. Stop on the Azores, a traditional port of call for sailors crossing the Atlantic, before heading for Europe. Take a short stop in Channel Islands to celebrate your successful crossing of the ocean, a feat to be proud of, before reaching your final destination in the Netherlands.
Open to all Windseekers, trainees younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult (please note that this is not a youth voyage and we expect a big variety of ages on board). Meals on board are vegetarian, but you can indicate if you would like to have the occasional fish or meat dish on the menu.

Ports

Saint Martin is a Caribbean island, divided into a Dutch part and a French part. Its warm climate will help you adjust to the pace of life on the island, but if you want to do more than sip piña coladas, you'll find plenty to do. Visit the old fort St. Louis, overlooking Marigot bay, the French Quarter (Orleans), and Paradise Peak. Or stand at Princess Juliana Airport where you can nearly touch the planes as they fly over you. Discover the beautiful beaches of Simpson Bay and swim in the ocean.

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

  • Saint Martin (MF)

  • Rotterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 March 2025 - 7 May 2025
  • For Windseekers of all ages. Trainees younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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
  • This booking is covered by VZR Garant (instead of Windseeker's usual STO Garant).
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

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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