GREAT SAILING
Ocean crossings on the schooner Amazone

Dates:
September 2022 – December 2023



Trainees:
19

Age:
18+ / 12+ with parents

Experience:
not required


GREAT SAILING
Ocean crossings
on the schooner Amazone


Trainees:
19

Age:
18+ / 12+ with parents

Experience:
not required


Dates:
September 2022 – December 2023


MARITIME PRACTICE MAKES CHILDHOOD DREAMS COME TRUE
Full sails, salt spray, the feeling of endless freedom and so much to learn – all this is included in the maritime practice aboard the schooner Amazone. How to set sails correctly? How to work with ropes and tie nautical knots? How to keep ship's watch and take the helm? Get ready for a full immersion in the life of a great tall ship!

In 2022 and 2023, the Maritime Practice will conduct a series of crossings on the schooner Amazone taking the routes many of us dreamed of as children when we read books about various sailing expeditions and the Great Geographic Discoveries.

Our crossings will take us from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, from South Africa to East Greenland, from East Greenland to Tierra del Fuego. Join one or more legs of the crossing, or take a long-distance ocean route called Great Sailing.
SCHEDULE OF GREAT SAILING
Great Sailing is an opportunity to make your childhood dream come true and cross the ocean under sail. Join one leg or do the entire route. We give a 10% discount on 2 legs and a 20% discount on 3 or more legs.
From the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere
Kirkenes – Stavanger – Brest – Tenerife – Cabo Verde – Itajai – Ushuaia
Dates: September – December 2022
Duration of a leg: from 7 days
Distance of a leg:
from 850 nautical miles
Price of a leg:
from 720 €
Great Sailing – the entire route:
from 5870 €
From South Africa to East Greenland
Cape Town – Cabo Verde – The Azores – Kulusuk
Dates: May – July 2023
Duration of a leg: from 11 days
Distance of a leg:
from 1300 nautical miles
Price of a leg:
from 1800 €
Great Sailing – the entire route:
from 3990 €
From East Greenland to Tierra del Fuego
Kulusuk – The Azores – Cabo Verde – Itajai – Ushuaia
Dates: September – December 2023
Duration of a leg: from 11 days
Distance of a leg:
from 1300 nautical miles
Price of a leg:
from 1360 €
Great Sailing – the entire route:
from 4900 €
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THE SCHOONER AMAZONE
The two-masted schooner is an ice class sailing boat launched by Olivier van Meer Design in the Netherlands. Built in 1963, she was operated as a fishery vessel in the North Sea. In 1993, she was refitted to be a sailing boat used for regular charter voyages.

Today she operates in the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctica. She is capable of high speeds but is equally comfortable while cruising.

Technical specifications:
Length – 42 m
Width – 6.8 m
Draught – 3.7 m
Sail size – 420 m2
ACCOMODATION
Trainees are accommodated in 2-bed cabins or Admiral's cabin, men and women separately (except for couples and family / friends). Admiral's cabin can accommodate up to 3 people (there is 1 double and 1 single bed). Each cabin is equipped with a sink with cold and hot water.

Five showers and toilets are shared, as well as a spacious lounge for meetings and events.

GREAT SAILING
FROM THE NORTHERN TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO EAST GREENLAND
FROM EAST GREENLAND TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO
GREAT SAILING: JOIN THE ENTIRE ROUTE
Dates: 4 September – 1 December 2022
Overall distance: 9690 nautical miles
Price: 5870 € / 7040 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)


JOIN ONE OR MORE LEGS OF THE ROUTE:
Kirkenes (Norway) – Stavanger (Norway):

Dates: 4 – 15 September 2022
Price: 1100 € / 1320 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Stavanger (Norway) – Brest (France):

Dates: 16 – 22 September 2022
Price: 720 € / 865 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Brest (France) – Tenerife (The Canary islands):

Dates: 24 September – 5 October 2022
Price: 1400 € / 1700 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Tenerife (The Canary islands): – Cabo Verde:

Dates: 7 – 14 October 2022
Price: 1500 € / 1800 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Cabo Verde – Itajai (Brazil):

Dates: 21 October – 13 November 2022
Price: 1955 € / 2350 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Itajai (Brazil) – Ushuaia (Argentina):

Dates: 16 November – 1 December 2022
Price: 1360 € / 1650 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
GREAT SAILING: JOIN THE ENTIRE ROUTE
Dates: 4 September – 1 December 2022
Overall distance: 9690 nautical miles
Price: 5870 € / 7040 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)


JOIN ONE OR MORE LEGS OF THE ROUTE:
Kirkenes (Norway) – Stavanger (Norway):

Dates: 4 – 15 September 2022
Price: 1100 € / 1320 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Stavanger (Norway) – Brest (France):

Dates: 16 – 22 September 2022
Price: 720 € / 865 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Brest (France) – Tenerife (The Canary islands):

Dates: 24 September – 5 October 2022
Price: 1400 € / 1700 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Tenerife (The Canary islands): – Cabo Verde:

Dates: 7 – 14 October 2022
Price: 1500 € / 1800 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Cabo Verde – Itajai (Brazil):

Dates: 21 October – 13 November 2022
Price: 1955 € / 2350 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Itajai (Brazil) – Ushuaia (Argentina):

Dates: 16 November – 1 December 2022
Price: 1360 € / 1650 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
GREAT SAILING: JOIN THE ENTIRE ROUTE
Dates: 19 May – 16 July 2023
Overall distance: 7200 nautical miles
Price: 3990 € / 4800 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)

JOIN ONE OR MORE LEGS OF THE ROUTE:
Cape Town (South Africa) – Cabo Verde:

Dates: 19 May – 18 June 2023
Price: 2550 € / 3060 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Cabo Verde – The Azores:

Dates: 20 – 29 June 2023
Price: 1800 € / 2200 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
The Azores – Kulusuk (East Greenland):

Dates: 1 – 16 July 2023
Price: 1950 € / 2350 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
GREAT SAILING: JOIN THE ENTIRE ROUTE
Dates: 29 September – 1 December 2023
Overall distance: 8400 nautical miles
Price: 4900 € / 5880 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)

JOIN ONE OR MORE LEGS OF THE ROUTE:
Kulusuk (East Greenland) – The Azores:

Dates: 29 September – 5 October 2023
Price: 1950 € / 2350 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
The Azores – Cabo Verde:

Dates: 9 – 18 October 2023
Price: 1800 € / 2200 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Cabo Verde – Itajai (Brazil):

Dates: 19 October – 11 November 2023
Price: 1955 € / 2350 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
Itajai (Brazil) – Ushuaia (Argentina):

Dates: 15 November – 1 December 2023
Price: 1360 € / 1650 € per person
(2-bed cabin / Admiral's cabin)
NOTE: All activities during the voyage depend on weather conditions and are determined by the captain. The actual itinerary of the voyage and the dates of the departures / arrivals may differ from the declared one.
RULES AND TRADITIONS
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
Both men and women are welcome. You have to be 18 and older to take part independently. Children aged 12 and older can also join us when accompanied by their parents.

Previous experience is not required. We will teach you everything you need to know to sail safely in the first 2 days of your voyage.
THE VOYAGE
It is designed to be a crossing on board the tall ship Amazone.
DUTIES
Trainees are scheduled for navigation and general service duties on board, also they are involved in shipboard and sail works. Shipboard and sail works are needed when maneuvering or whether changes. Our help is crucial for the best crew operations. All hands on deck are very important when abrupt change of weather.

By the way, all activities on board are voluntary. You can choose and rotate within the range of duties there. We want you to feel comfortable on board our ship.
DISCIPLINE
We are one team, one crew. All work on the ship is subject to a schedule. The orders of the captain and crew are binding. If we support each other, follow the rules and wash our hands before eating, the voyage will be safe and comfortable for everyone.

A dry law is applied on board. According to sea rules, alcohol consumption is allowed at the beginning and the end of our trip only.
SAFETY ON BOARD
On the first day of the crossing the crew and the captain will conduct a safety briefing, teach you how to put on a lifejacket and safety harness and explain how to proceed in case of fire or sinking of the ship. Your safety is always a priority for us.
MEAL, ACCOMODATION, EQUIPMENT
We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. There are comfortable double cabins and the Admiral's cabin at the trainees' disposal. Men and women live separately except for couples or friends.

Before setting out on a trip, participants will be informed about equipment requirements.
PRICE
The price depends on the selected voyage. Join one leg or do the entire route. We give a 10% discount on 2 legs and a 20% discount on 3 or more legs.
included in the price
— Ship accommodation
— Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
— First aid on board
— Visa assistance (an invitation from the ship with itinerary details included)
not included
— The flight there and back to your home country
— Visa fees
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
50 % – within 3 days after booking
50 % – 2 months before the start of the voyage
CANCEL AND REFUND
Cancellation of the voyage more than 2 months before the selected voyage results in reimbursement or rebooking the trip with required extra payment (depending on the price of the new selected trip). If you cancel the booking less than 2 months before the trip, we will charge you the whole amount of the payment you made. In case you have someone willing to replace you on the trip, we will fully reimburse your payment.
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