Sailing from Livorno to La Coruña

July 11 - 24, 2023


This sailing trip took place in July 2023. 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.

Departure from Livorno

Located on the Tuscan coast, Livorno is the largest and most significant city. If you want to gain a true sense of the city, explore the narrow canals of the Venice Quarter instead of the busy harbor.

The Old Fort, the New Fort and the Natural History Museum are worth checking out if you have some extra time in the run-up to your sailing trip. Watching the sunset from Terrazza Mascagni with panoramic views of the sea is pretty amazing too!

Talking about the sea....Your sailing adventure begins on Tuesday July 11 in the afternoon with a welcome aboard and a tasty dinner in our longroom. Departure is scheduled for the following morning.

Practical information

Mediterranean Sea - Atlantic Ocean

On this adventurous voyage we first sail across the Mediterranean Sea and reach the Atlantic Ocean through the narrow Strait of Gibraltar. After this we follow a northerly course to finally arrive in the north of Spain after a total of some 12 days at sea.

There is nothing more unpredictable than the weather, which will also be the case on this trip. Depending on the wind, the sails will be set or furled and you will learn about sailing on a tall ship under various circumstances. Are you looking forward to rolling up your sleeves already to help on deck or on one of the yards perhaps?

Strait of Gibraltar

A special experience will certainly be the passage of the Strait of Gibraltar. This strait connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and separates Spain in Europe and Morocco in Africa. The passage is narrow, the shipping traffic is busy, the weather is sometimes rough and the chance of spotting a whale is present!

The Strait of Gibraltar has a width of 14 to 44 km, a length of 60 km, and a maximum depth of 900 meters. The narrow passage is named after the rock on the most southeastern point of land, Gibraltar.

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, the sea being rough now and then, and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow. An experience of feeling so insignificant in the overwhelming nature.

Here you can enjoy the peace and quietness around you, be completely disconnected from our, sometimes hectic, live at home. Find the time to relax on deck or in the longroom with a book from our well-stocked library.

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 on the mileage achieved that day and anything else that is worth mentioning. There's also is room to share photos or special experiences.

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).

Join one of the watches will give you the opportunity to fully experience the wonders of sailing a square-rigged tall ship. Setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course, or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.You might enjoy assisting the crew with onboard maintenance.There are plenty of options.

As a member of the Red Watch, you'll 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.

La Coruña

In the late afternoon of Sunday, July 23, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam arrives in La Coruña. The city is located on a spit of land in the middle of two bays on the Atlantic Ocean, and part of the scenic Rias Altas region. You'll find a long stretch of beach, fishing villages, and Europe's highest cliffs along this coast.

Apart from climbing the oldest working lighthouse in the world - the Tower of Hercules - the city offers much more in terms of culture, entertainment, and relaxation. Dif you know that La Coruña is just an hour's drive from the famous pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela?

We hope this trip has been an unforgettable and wonderful experience.

Livorno - La Coruña