A Coruña — Lisbon (Cascais)

Startharbour: A Coruña
Boarding after: 31.03.2019 16:00
Departure: 01.04.2019 10:00
Port of destination: Lisbon (Cascais)
Arrival: 05.04.2019 18:00
Debarkation before:
Days on board: 7
Suggested donation towards jorney expenses: 495€

350 nautical miles

Boarding 31.03 from 12 to 16.00
Disembarkation 06.04 at 10.00
Only starting and finishing ports are defined exactly. Route between them may vary due to the weather conditions

Portugal  - Ocean - Astronavigation

From A Coruña our way is further South along the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal. This leg is actually oceanic.  Nowadays it is hard to impress someone with a sailing trip in Mediterranean; but how many have been in Open Ocean?  Sometimes huge oceanic waves can hide the tallest masts, but usually these are just swell – long gently sloping "hills", which rise the ship almost imperceptibly for the crew.


This leg isequally interesting for those who already have sailing experience and those who aretrying the blue waters for the first time. We will describe in details and demonstrate how our ship works , teach the main operational principles of asailing vessel, and explain how to read sea charts and use navigational devices. Life on board of the "Shtandart" never turns into boring routine. You discover the fun of scrubbing the deck together, sunbathing, steering, cooking lunches and dinners, and waking each other up for the night watches. And special for those who eager for learningwe organise a unique course of astronavigation – figuring out the ship’s position using celestial bodies, so prepare to put your hands on sextant, turn off all modern devices for a while and just open your eyes for the light of the stars, which will give us our location.


Itinerary
The exact itineraryalong the oceanic coast depends extremely on weather conditions. Shall we make a fast dashSouth in the beginning of the week, or linger longer near the Spanish coast first, and then head to Portugal? We will make the decision immediately before departing A Coruña taking into the account collected and  carefully examined forecasts.

Anyway, we will have many interesting opportunities: even with the freshest weather we can enter the Vigo harbor for some rest, or drop the anchor near our favored Cies islands. There is a high probability that we will be able to visit Porto, walk along the streets of the old town and try world’s best port wine.


We can also dropthe anchor near the Peniche, famous surfer’s Mecca, if the Atlantic will bless us with calm weather, and come close to the most western point of Europe to take a look atCabo da Roca from the seaside.

This tripfinishes at Cascais, the suburban resort of Lisbon.

How to get to A Coruña
By plane (International A Coruña Airport)

How to travel from Lisbon
By plane (International Humberto Delgado Airport)
You can get from Cascais to Lisbon by train or taxi.