A Coruña — Lisbon (Cascais)Startharbour: A Coruña
Boarding after: 04.10.2020 16:00
Departure: 05.10.2020 14:00
Port of destination: Lisbon (Cascais)
Arrival: 09.10.2020 20:00
Days on board: 7
Suggested donation towards jorney expenses: 590€
350 nautical miles
Atlantic Ocean — Cape Finisterre —Portugal
The most “oceanic” of all stages of our passage from the North Sea to the Mediterranean.
We have to go 350 miles along the coast of Spain and Portugal. Masts sometimes hide behind high waves here - but, as a rule, this is a gentle swell, gradually lifting the frigate almost invisible to the crew. Moreover, this time we will sail this part in the first half of autumn and can count on favorable weather and prevailing fair winds.
If you have already been at sea more than once, and never in the ocean, isn't it time to open up new horizons?
The course along the ocean coast is especially dependent on the weather.
Whether we make a quick southward throw at the beginning of the week, or first linger around the Spanish coast, and then go down to Portugal, we will make the decision just before leaving A Coruña, collecting information from accurate forecasts.
In any case, we will have many interesting opportunities:
- At the beginning of the passage, we will pass through the famous Cape Finisterre — the “end of the earth” of the ancients.
- We will look at the lighthouse from the sea, or will moor in the town of Finisterre to walk through the final part of the pilgrim route of the Camino Finisterre.
- Even if the weather is fresh, we will be able to go to relax in Vigo Bay and anchor next to the protected Cies Islands well-loved by us. With a high probability, we will be able to go to Porto, take a walk along the streets of the old city and try the best port wine in the world.
- At the end of the route we plan to stay in the town of Cascais, a suburban resort of Lisbon.
Any trip on Shtandart, and especially an ocean one, requires setting and stowing of sails, bracing and watching at the helm. We have no passengers on board!
The amount of new knowledge and skills depends on your energy and desire. The watch officers and the captain will be happy to share their experience, just ask your questions! Knots, modern and traditional navigation, maritime radiocommunications and the finer points of sail setting - you can learn, try and see everything in practice.