This adventurous sailing holiday has taken place in July 2016. Are you curious about the sailing trips we currently offer? Every year a number of adventure sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventures. Find more information about our adventurous sailing trips on our website.

Adventurous sailing Ibiza - Lisbon

July 16 - July 23, 2017

For two weeks at sea

In the late afternoon on Sunday, July 16 this extra long sailing adventure will begin in Ibiza. This beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, known for its beaches surrounded by pine trees and green hills with beautiful rock formations, is part of the Balearic archipelago. The historic center of Eivissa is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a visit will be more than worthwhile.

The next morning we will leave Ibiza and sail to IJmuiden, a Dutch harbor located about 30 minutes driving from the capital city Amsterdam.

 

 

 

 

The Strait of Gibraltar

Non-stop sailing for more than two weeks along the east coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, through the famous Strait of Gibraltar and on the Atlantic Ocean. On this voyage you will learn the ins and outs of sailing on a three mast tallship and enjoy the spectacular views from the deck. Experience what ist feels like to have the wind through your hair while you climb the mast all the way to the top!

The sailing distance is about 1800 sailing miles and the average speed about 5.3 knots and when the weather permits the ship will be at anchor for a few hours at one of the Channel Islands.

On August 1st in the morning the captain and crew will have to say goodbye to you. This sailing adventure will come to an end in the Dutch port of IJmuiden. What will remain are very special memories and probably many photos as a reminder of a wonderful trip on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam.

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stands watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

If you like, you can join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience the works on a ship like Stad Amsterdam. Setting the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before while in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

 

An unforgettable experience

The meals are enjoyed along with the crew in the long room at times adjusted to the watches. Every night the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, being rough every now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow. On the other hand, one could also relax reading a book in the long room. We have a well-stocked library on board.

All and all ingredients for an unforgettable experience!

Ibiza-IJmuiden