Cádiz — LisbonStartharbour: Cádiz
Boarding after: 11.05.2020 16:00
Departure: 12.05.2020 10:00
Port of destination: Lisbon
Arrival: 15.05.2020 20:00
Days on board: 6
Suggested donation towards jorney expenses: 445€
300 nautical miles
The Bay of Cádiz – Atlantic – Cape St. Vincent – Lisbon
This trip Shtandart finally leaves the friendly Spanish coast and continues to sail north. Which means at least several days in the open Atlantic Ocean, high ocean swell and quite likely some dolphins and whales.
We change crew in Puerto de Rota (a small town nearby Cádiz, you can get there from Cádiz by ferry or by bus). Next, almost immediately we’re going to enter Portuguese waters and sail west along the Portuguese coast till we enter the open Atlantic. The exact itinerary as well as ports of call as usual depends on weather. Most probably before we enter the Atlantic we are going to stop in Portimão to do some sightseeing and to enjoy the luxurious endless Portuguese beaches. If it is flat calm, we might drop the anchor by Cape St. Vincent for a chance to see the famous lighthouse and the fortress.
Once we round the cape, we turn north. We have another 120 miles to Lisbon. We might sail straight there or visit one of the small towns along the way: Sines, Setubal or Sesimbra.
The trip is going to finish in Cascais, the resort suburb of Lisbon. From here you can take a taxi (~20 Euro) or a train (40 minutes, 5 Euro) to Lisbon city center.
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.