Sailing Trip from IJmuiden - Leixoes

November 14 - November 24, 2017

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Sailing south to Portugal

A number of adventure sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam every year. 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.

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

Practical information:

Embarkation: Tuesday November 14, at 17h00 in IJmuiden, The Netherlands
Debarkation: Friday November 24, at 10h00 (am) in Leixoes, Portugal

Price 3 person cabin: €   1.315,- p.p.
Price 2 person cabin: €   1.545,- p.p.
Price 1 person cabin: €   2.317,50.

Sail with us from the Netherlands all the way to Las Palmas and receive a 15% discount on the journey from Leixous to Gran Canaria. 

This price includes:
· Breakfast with coffee, tea and juices;
· Morning coffee;
· Lunch buffet with coffee, tea and juices ;
· Afternoon coffee;
· Dinner buffet with coffee, tea and juices;
· Fresh fruit;
· Harbor and port dues.

Additional costs are:
· Flights and transfers;
· Additional drinks & snacks on board;
· Other personal expenses.

Please note that due to unfavorable weather conditions (e.g. lack of wind or too much wind) the captain may decide to proceed under engine power and/or arrive at or depart from a harbour either sooner or later. During our adventurous sailing trips the crew of the Stad Amsterdam is also occupied with the continuous maintenance program of the Clipper. A part of life onboard of the Tall Ships as well. Should you wish to help, this is welcome but certainly not a must. 

Flight suggestions:
There are many flight opportunities from major European airports for very attractive prices to both Amsterdam and Porto. 
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