Motril — CádizStartharbour: Motril
Boarding after: 03.05.2020 16:00
Departure: 04.05.2020 10:00
Port of destination: Cádiz
Arrival: 09.05.2020 18:00
Days on board: 8
Suggested donation towards jorney expenses: 795€
200 nautical miles
May holidays – Gibraltar – Morocco – Cannon fire
May holidays are always special. So we have a special offer. Passage through Gibraltar- in the wake of Odysseus and Nelson – remains one of our favorite routes. But this time, after visiting Gibraltar, we’re going to Marocco. (Please check very carefully whether you need a British and/or Moroccan visa!!!)
To celebrate the Victory Day (May 9th), as we pass the spot where the Battle of Trafalgar took place, we are going teach you some artillery skills: how to properly charge and shoot an 18th century cannon. Then that we can have a festive salute!
Right after boarding and the mandatory safety and sail handling instructions we set course for the Strait of Gibraltar. The first passage is the longest one of this trip. A day at sea, on short and steep Mediterranean swell, a night watch, and, after 100 miles, we’re going to see the Pillars of Hercules and the city of Gibraltar.
There we check the forecast and if it would let us to do so have a 24 hour stay in Gibraltar. There are quite a few attractions to see. The top of the mountain and the national park, the caves and artillery batteries, are just a few examples.
After Gibraltar we have a short but complicated passage to Tangier. We need to calculate the departure time so that we have the following current, and then cross a busy sea traffic lane between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
After Tangier we’d need to cross the Strait once again. North bound from there we enter the bay of Cádiz and finish our trip in the Puerto de Rota marina.
Every trip aboard Shtandart, even a short one, means setting and hoisting sails, bracing the yards, and standing watch at the helm. You are no passenger!
The amount of knowledge you can gain is totally up to you. Our watch officers and the Captain are eager to share their experience, so pile them up with questions! Knots, modern and traditional navigation, radio communications, sail trim – you can learn about it, see how it works and try it out yourself.