Palma — Vilanova i la Geltrú

Startharbour: Palma
Boarding after: 29.03.2020 16:00
Departure: 30.03.2020 10:00
Port of destination: Vilanova i la Geltrú
Arrival: 03.04.2020 12:00
Debarkation before:
Days on board: 5
Suggested donation towards jorney expenses: 360€

200 nautical miles

First part of the voyage from Balearic Islands to the first sail festival during the season: the passage from Palma to Vilanova on the mainland. There will be a possibility of crew change here, so, you can finish you adventure here, or sail with us directly to Sete. 

The fee for participation in full voyage and to take part in sail festival is 795 Euro.

The Balearic Islands – The of Lion – IYT International Crew/ VHF Radiooperator – Tall Ships Festival

The Spring is steadily gaining RPMs even here in the Mediterranean that knows no winter by our standards. It’s time for the Tall Ships festivals, rowdy and colorful. From Palma we’re bound for the very first one in the season of 2020. In just 300 miles and a few days we meet with the whole armada of friendly tall ships and start the new sailing season with a merry celebration.


Itinerary
From Palma Mallorca to Sète it’s 300 miles along the Gulf of Lion and in the open Mediterranean. Prevalent northerly winds, speeding up in the wind pipe between the mountains can get pretty fresh. We have enough time to pick the optimal course and timing so that we have following winds. Depending on weather we might do the first part of the passage around Mallorca, or we might sail to Columbretes islands.

We’re expected in Sète on April 7th. Our arrival will mark the start of a maritime festival, a traditional celebration that gathers dozens of tall ships from all over the world and thousands of spectators every two years.

Sail training
The trip starts with our usual safety instructions and an exercise in climbing aloft. Then basic bracing and setting sails. 


If you are so inclined during this trip you can earn an IYT International Crew and\or VHF Operator certificates for an additional fee of 90 Euro per certificate.

We are also going to teach you to tie knots, distinguish the various ships’ lights and signs, find your location using navigational aids such as buoys and lighthouses and communicate on the marine radio.