Sailing Trip from IJmuiden - Leixoes

This sailing trip has taken place from November 14 until November 24, 2017.

Adventurous sailing

This sailing trip has taken place from November 14 until November 24, 2017. 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.

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Sailing south to Portugal

After a stay of almost a month in The Netherlands, the crew of the Clipper Stad Amsterdam will prepare the ship for her departure down south on Tuesday November 14th. Embarkation will be in IJmuiden, the largest fishing port of the Netherlands. Sail with us through the English Channel, along Finistère in France, in the Gulf of Biscay to finally arrive in Porto. This beautiful town in Portugal is located at the river Douro.

An unforgettable experience

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.

The meals are enjoyed together with the crew in the longroom 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.

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stand 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 how things work on a ship like the Stad Amsterdam. Setting or furling 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, whilst in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.

UNESCO world Heritage Site

On Friday November 24th your sailing journey will end in Leixous, the harbor of Porto. This city on the north bank of the river Douro has much to offer. A perfect ending to your sailing adventure will be a stroll through one of the oldest European centers (registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a tasting of the famous Port(o) wine.

IJmuiden - Leixoes