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Azores and crossing to Southern Brittany

Dates: 12 August 2023 à 8 h 00 min - 25 August 2023 à 17 h 00 min

Price: 2350€
Azores and crossing to southern Brittany aboard a 21-meter sailboat with crew. The idea of ​​this offshore course is twofold. Reconciling discovery in cabotage the first days of a less popular destination, the Azores archipelago. Learn about sailing offshore with a crossing of the North Atlantic by heading for southern Brittany.

Discovering the Faial and Pico islands in the Azores

Located at the latitude of Lisbon, the 9 islands of this Portuguese archipelago are of volcanic origin. With its 2351 meters of altitude, the Ponta do Pico volcano on the island of Pico is the highest point of the Azores. A northern position and an oceanic climate give them lush vegetation and a very special fauna: sperm whales, beaked whales, dolphins…

After discovering the western islands of the Azores, navigation continues in the North Atlantic, in an offshore sailiing mode. About 1300 nautical miles from southern Brittany, you embark as a crew member to experience the open offshore sailing aboard one of our crewed 21m monohulls.

Azores and South Brittany Crossing in wide mode…

You embark in Horta on the island of Faial aboard one of our two Challenge 67 with professional crew. The first 5 to 6 days will open the doors to the west of the Azores, to discover Faial and its neighboring islands of Pico, São Jorge and Punta Del Gada: marine mammals, walks on land, tasting of vineyards… Moorings in the evening to take full advantage of these islands and anchor before heading to southern Brittany. For those who would like to observe marine mammals, local companies offer boarding on board semi-rigid boats for around 3 to 4 hours of navigation.

Then it’s “the big jump”, 7 to 9 days of offshore sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, punctuated by shifts, sunrises and sunsets under the starry vault of the Atlantic. Everyone actively participates in the smooth running of the sailboat and life on board, in active mode, supervised by 2 qualified sailors Captain 200 Sailing and State Certificate.

Duration: 14 days*
Boarding : Horta in the Azores
Disembark: Lorient Bretagne Sud
Sailing course: Azores / Southern Brittany
Dates: from 12th to 25th of August 2023
Yacht: Albatros – Crewred Challenge 67
Price: 2350€, fullboard included, licence sailing not included.
Challenge Oceanis a French Sailing School and can edit your sailing licence if necessary.

* Duration according to weather conditions.

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12 August 2023 à 8 h 00 min
25 August 2023 à 17 h 00 min
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Marina Horta
HORTA, Portugal