Dates: 24 July 2023 à 8 h 00 min - 6 August 2023 à 17 h 00 min
Sailing to the Azores from South Brittany for a 14 days course : offshore sailing across the North Atlantic and then discover some islands of the Azores Archipelago. 1300 nautical miles from South Brittany gives you the opportunity to experience offshore sailing onboard one of our crewed Challenge 67.
Sailing to the azores
The idea for this course is to combine offshore sailing experience with a half Atlantic crossing and visit a popular and marvelous destination, the Azores. Located at the latitude of Lisboa, the nine islands of the Portuguese Archipelago are volcanic origin. Their northern position and ocean climate give a lush vegetation and marine wildlife such as sperm whales, beaked whales and dolphins. With its 2351 meters, the Ponta do Pico volcano is the peak of the Azores.
Offshore sailing and aventure
It’s onboard Whirlwind, one of our two crewed Challenge 67 (21m monohull), that you will sail from Lorient in South Brittany. The first part of the trip is a 8 to 10 days* offshore sailing, paced by shifts… Arrival is in Horta on Faial Island with its famous paints in the marina where you will then discover during 4 to 5 days neighbourhood islands such as Pico, São Jorge.
Duration : 14 days*
Boarding : Lorient La Base (France)
Disembarkation : Horta in Azores
Navigation : South Brittany / Horta in Azores
Équipier embarqué : tous niveaux
Dates : 24th of July to 6th of August 2023
Sailing boat : Whirlwind – Crewed Challenge 67
Price : 2350€, full board included (breakfast, lunch, diner, drinks). French sailing licence in addition.
Member of the French Sailing Association (Fédération Française de Voile), our Challenge Ocean Yacht Club can provide your sailing licence.
* According to weather conditions.
For your flight back to France (Paris, Nantes, etc), regular flights from Horta cost 200 / 250€. More on Azores Airlines, TAP Portugal…