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Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Bordeaux - Valencia

August 26 - September 7, 2018

This unique city trip does not only combine two beautiful cities - Bordeaux or "little Paris" on the banks of the Garonne River in France with Valencia on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula - but also enables you to learn the ins and outs of sailing on a three mast tallship!

Non-stop sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, along the east coast of Spain, through the famous Strait of Gibraltar to finally arrive in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Tarragona - Las Palmas

November 12 - 21, 2018

Sailing in sunny southern Europe from the Spanish port city Tarragona to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, located off the coast of North Africa! About 1,200 nautical miles of non-stop sailing with the passage through the Strait of Gibraltar, the strait between Morocco and Spain, as a possible highlight.

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Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Las Palmas - Saint Maarten

November 22 - December 10, 2018

On Thursday November 22 you will embark the Clipper Stad Amsterdam in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The next morning the non-stop ocean crossing to the Carribean begins! After about 17 days and more than 2700 nautical miles we expect to arrive at the partly French and partly Dutch island Saint Maarten.

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Join our crew

The crew works in three shift watches. There’s a red watch (midday to four PM and midnight to four AM), a white watch (four to eight PM and AM) and a blue watch (eight PM to midnight and eight AM to midday). You can indicate your preference for a particular watch.

Under the supervision of the helmsman, you will join the quartermaster and a party of two (or more) crew.

Our crew will be happy to teach you the basics of sailing on a cross-rigged three-master and explain the various sailing manoeuvres and the names of the sails and rigging.


Meals and accomodation

Meals are taken together with the crew in the clipper’s long room and the captain offers regular updates on the ship’s progress, informing you of how many sea miles are left to sail and other nautical points of interest.

There are 14 cabins available for 1, 2 or 3 passengers.

Travel stories

The endless space at sea, the rhythm of red, white and blue watch duty, the dolphins swimming along the side, sometimes even whales to see ... it will make you forget everyday life. Two guests joining on an adventurous crossing earlier like to share their experience with you! 

Travel stories from two of our guests about an Atlantic Ocean crossing on the Clipper Stad Amsterdam:
Mr. Jacob: A letter to the Clipper Stad Amsterdam 
Mr. Chipperfield: So this is real sailing