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Azores (PT) - Brest (FR)

22 April - 12 May 2018

20 days, Ya

From € 2000,-

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Normal price: € 2000,-

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Azores (PT) - Brest (FR)

22 April - 12 May 2018

* FULLY BOOKED * Sail from the Azores to France on a sustainable vessel! Join the Ya for almost 3 weeks of ocean crossing. Board in the remote Atlantic archipelago of the Azores and set course for east. Trim the sails, steer, navigate and enjoy your adventure while leaving as little carbon footprint as possible! Open to Windseekers aged 12-85; 12-18 with a written parental consent. IMPORTANT: The price does not include the cost of food on board and harbour expenses.


The Azores are a group of 9 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, west of the Iberian Peninsula, and an autonomous region of Portugal. Sailors and trainees can explore several ports, and many do as part of an Atlantic crossing - but the most famous is Horta, which has a large port and marina. For longer visits, tourists can venture up the numerous volcanic peaks, or try one of many outdoor activities such a whale watching or mountain biking.

Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.

  • Azores (PT)

  • Brest (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 April 2018 - 12 May 2018
  • For Windseekers age 12-85
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 4
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • Price includes: accommodation, towels, sleeping bag, sailing gear; excludes food costs and harbour expenses.
  • Price excludes: transportation costs to and from the ports; visas, food money and harbour expenses.
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

    Axel (23), France

You sail on the Ya

Picture of the Yacht Ya under sails
Shipping type: Yacht - Yawl
Homeport: Rotterdam, NL
Date built: 2015
Length: 10,10 m
Height of mast: 17 m
Sail: 58-130 m2

The ‘Ya’ sails the oceans of the Earth energy-neutral. Therefore, she uses no fossil fuels, so no diesel, no gas, ethanol, whatsoever. With this autonomy, she is really free to go any to place her crew wants to visit. The …

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Windseeker logs

  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015


    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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