€640 | 15-25 Yrs
€900 | 26 Yrs +
- Be part of the opening celebrations of the 2020 Tall Ships Race in Lisbon
- Set sail joining Lisbon's Tall Ships Race parade under the iconic 25 de Abril suspension bridge
- Learn to sail the Santa Maria Manuela under the guidance of our professional crew
- Sail 322 nautical miles from the historic city of Lisbon to the ancient city of Cadiz.
- Hands-on sailing experience in all aspects of the ship's life
NOTE: Along with our 20 professional crew-members, this journey will include two trainee mentors. Excursions off the ship are not included in the price and are to be arranged independently
About the 2020 Tall Ships Race
In 1956, the first large training-ships race of the sail sailed from Torbay, UK to Lisbon, Portugal. It was supposed to be the final celebration of the world's still remaining Class A Tall Ships. The event was so popular that it became an annual event and today is the world's largest free public festival.
The objective of the Tall Ships Races is to encourage friendly rivalry amongst seafaring young people, while giving them the opportunity for further development through sailing..
Everyone sailing aboard the Santa Maria Manuela during the Tall Ships Races will be included in all aspects of sailing regardless of previous experience. There's nothing our crew likes better than to share its knowledge of sailing this historic ship, hence you will be in good hands. Each trainee will be placed in a watch team and together he/she will receive training, conduct ships tasks, stay on watch and find also time to relax with a good book or talk to shipmates on the bowsprit netting.
In 2020 the Tall Ships Race will start in Lisbon and stop in Cadiz, La Coruña and Dunkirk.
The 322-mile Lisbon to Cadiz Race is a classic coastal journey, preceded by a free public festival on the Tagus River celebrating Portugal's maritime heritage, culture and music. Trainees competing in the race to Cadiz will take part in the opening parade through the docks of Lisbon cheered by tens of thousands of people. After two days of festivities and getting to know the Santa Maria Manuela in more detail, the Tall Ships will parade up Tagus River, under the famous 25 de Abril suspension bridge and along Lisbon's stunning historic shoreline.
With the prevailing wind from the north those on board will share an exciting downwind race along Portugal's Atlantic and Algarve coasts before crossing the Gulf of Cadiz and into Cadiz, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe, dating back 3100 years.
After the arrival ceremonies, crew parades and festivities organised by the town, trainees will leave home having had the experience of their lives and forged lifelong friendships.
PREPARING FOR YOUR SANTA MARIA MANUELA EXPERIENCE.
Launched in 1937, and after many decades as a flagship for Portugal's cod fishing industry in Newfoundland and Greenland, the renovated Santa Maria Manuela now offers hands on sailing and island-hopping holidays, diving expeditions and sail training experiences as part of the Tall Ships Races and other festivals.
Many people who step aboard have not sailed before so our professional crew are at hand to ensure the experience is both rewarding and fun. Guests are invited to get involved in all aspects of sailing if they wish, from helming to trimming sails to taking part in night watches, but all activities are voluntary.
In addition to sailing, each voyage may include a range of activities. Where the weather and the itinerary allow the ships fishing equipment, kayaks, canoes and two 12-man power boats are available to those with adventure in mind. Evenings are spent in good company sharing tales about the day's adventures around the bar, or relaxing with a good book, playing board games or watching films in the Salon Terra Nova.
Cabins are basic but comfortable, each with a private shower and toilet. Paid for Wifi is available through the ships satellite system.
The Salon Terra Nova seats 40 for meals with cushioned bench sofas also offering enough comfort to relax or to be used for company meetings. Bars on deck and below help to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Food is a key part of the Santa Maria Manuela experience, with the ships cook providing a variety of traditional Portuguese and international dishes.
On a sailing or diving voyage we never use the word itinerary, as our captain will always be aiming for the best locations for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchorages and ports. He is as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The voyage description above is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed.
The ship is available for individual or group holidays, whole vessel charter, business meetings, events and product launches, and as a location for films.
The crew of the Santa Maria Manuela look forward to welcoming you aboard in 2018.
No prior sailing experience is necessary to sail aboard the Santa Maria Manuela. Our crew will invite you to get involved in all elements of the ship's life, and are here to teach you about the ship and how she sails should you wish, but participation is voluntary.
People of all ages and abilities are welcome to sail with us aboard the Santa Maria Manuela. To ensure everyone gets the most out of sailing with us we ask that all passengers are independent and mobile.
What is included in the voyage cost:
- All meals on board Santa Maria Manuela – including daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal
- Refreshments (coffee, tea, water and juice) throughout the day
- Use of safety equipment
- All instruction on board by fully qualified crew
- Third Party Liability Insurance
- The ship has 11 x 2 persons cabins, 4 x 4 persons cabins and 1 x 6 person cabin
- Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and comfortable beds set up as bunks
- There is a reading light and power socket (European 2 pin) next to each bed
- Couples have priority in the 2 person cabins. If you wish to guarantee a two person cabin to yourself (1 person) we charge a 50% supplement. When the 2 person cabins are full, any additional booking will be in shared cabins split between male and female.
What is not included:
- Travel to and from the boat
- Personal travel insurance
- Alcoholic and soft drinks at the bar (We run a bar TAB during your voyage, payable at the end of your voyage in cash or card before you disembark).
- Any excursions and meals on shore
- VISA fees
WHAT TO PACK
This is a list of the items we recommend you bring with you.
- Warm hat and gloves
- Wet weather clothing – water proof and windproof jacket
- Clothing – enough clothing for all weather circumstances and for sailing at night.
- Soft soled trainers or deck shoes
- Swimming gear
- Sun cream
- Sea sickness medication
- Personal medication
- Valid passport with 6 months validity
PASSPORTS and VISAS
If your voyage is sailing in foreign waters, you will require a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end of the voyage. You will be responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.
We advise all those sailing with us to take out relevant travel insurance.
We have Third Party Liability Insurance to cover all on board Santa Maria Manuela.
Please complete the booking form online in full. It not only gives us important information about how to contact you but also lets us know about any specific requirements you may have.
ANY FURTHER QUESTION
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Portuguese +351 9380 41284
International +351 9380 40843