Adventurous sailing from Ibiza to Brest

July 19 - 31, 2022


This sailing trip took place in July 2022. 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. More information about our adventurous sailing trips.

The Strait of Gibraltar

Every year several sailing trips are organised by 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 adventurous sailing holidays.

Ibiza, located in the Mediterranean Sea and part of the Balearic Islands, is the starting point of this sailing trip.The beautiful island is known for its beaches surrounded by pine trees and green hills with beautiful rock formations. The historic center of Eivissa is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a visit will be more than worthwhile. And just add the Mediterranean climate with many hours of sunshine and a sailing trip could hardly start any better.

On this adventure voyage you will sail along the Spanish coast, through the Strait of Gibraltar, then across the Atlantic Ocean to the north until finally arriving at the western tip of Brittany, in France.
One of the highlights of this trip will definately be sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. View both the southern coast of Spain and the northern coast of Morocco simultaneously from the deck or high up in one of the masts.

Practical information

Strait of Gibraltar. Morocco from Spain

1350 nautical miles in 12 days

After you have spent your first night in one of the 14 comfortable cabins on board, the crew will be preparing for the departure to Brest early the next morning. In 12 days we will sail about 1350 nautical miles. This will provide our crew enough time to familiarise you with all the aspects of sailing a square-rigged ship.

Life onboard and the movements of the ship are experiences in themselves. You will handle the ropes on board, set the sails and navigate the ship with the help of our crew and if you wish, they will guide you up the mast with a breathtaking view as a reward. And it doesn't end there...

By Fleur Nooteboom

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, the sea being rough now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow will make you feel so insignificant in the overwhelming nature.
Enjoy the peace and quietness around you, be completely disconnected from our hectic lives at home, find the time to relax on the deck or in the longroom with a book from our well-stocked library, and have interesting conversations with the crew and the other guests.

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

By Fleur Nooteboom

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).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience the wonders of a square-rigged tall ship sailing. Setting or furling the sails, keeping the lookout, setting the course, or standing watch: you can participate in all of it. You may enjoy helping out in the galley and/or assisting the crew with onboard maintenance. There are plenty of options!

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, whilst in the Blue Watch, you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

Arrival at Brest

Our ship will enter Brest's port in the evening on Saturday 30 July. Setting foot on the mainland again will take some getting used to! Following breakfast the next morning, our crew will bid you farewell and the sailing adventure has come to an end, unfortunately.

You might decide to stay in Brest for a few more days. The well-known Pointe du Raz near Finistère, for example, is a spectacular coastal point with 70-meter-high cliffs. Alternatively, take a stroll down Rue de Saint-Malo to see what remains of the old quarter after the World War II bombardment. Visit the world's oldest marine museum, which is housed at Brest Castle. And did you know that the funicular in Brest provides a stunning view of the city?

We hope to see you onboard on one of our exciting sailing vacations or luxurious Caribbean cruises again soon.


Ibiza (Spain) - Brest (France)