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Tortola (VG) - Amsterdam (NL)

18 March - 01 May 2020

44 days, Twister

From € 4725,-

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Oceancrossing Sail Training

17-30: € 4725,-

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Twister:
Tortola (VG) - Amsterdam (NL)

18 March - 01 May 2020

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The price includes one-way flight from the Netherlands to British Virgin Islands. Expedition Horizon 2. Let the Twister take you on an unfrgettable sailing adventure. Board the ship in the Caribbean and visit some iconic islands before setting course for Europe. Enjoy the relaxed sailing in the tropics and then take on the challenge of crossing the Atlantic under sails. Spend 45 month on board, learning to sail a traditional vessel. Set the sails, steer, navigate; fish and cook; relax. Give yourself over to the adventure: only the departure and arrival dates are set, otherwise you will go where the wind takes you. Dare to get out of your comfort zone and leave the civilisation behind for several weeks. 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 17-30.

Ports

Tortola is the largest island in the Caribbean British Virgin Islands archipelago. With its white-sand beaches and lush green rain forests, Tortola is the quintessential tropical paradise. Whether you prefer to swim and relax on the beach, go for an adventurous hike or visit historical forts, the island has a lot to offer!

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam’s DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings – one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won’t miss a thing!

  • Tortola (VG)

  • Amsterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 March 2020 - 1 May 2020
  • For Windseekers aged 17-30 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Barnabas (22) Hungary

    "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."

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

You sail on theTwister

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

  • Sunday at Sea – Cape Horn Ceremony

    Europa, 10 October 2014

    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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  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, 01 January 1970

    Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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