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Sail your way from Faro to Madeira for an epic ocean Adventure on a Swan 411.
8 Days Various: 08 - 15 May 2023
€1950 / £1700 per person
A nice introduction to Ocean Sailing with a short passage to Madeira. The trade winds will be playing in favour.
The Swan 411 is an absolute classic, beautifully designed by Sparkman & Stephens and strongly built by Nautor’s Swan between 1977 and 1979. It has one double forward cabin and one aft double cabin with a total of 4 bunks.
This is a sailing expedition, so motoring 20 hours or so to reach a port is not in our plans. This means that we need wind to sail and may have to rearrange our route to follow it. It is part of the game.
Yes, it is true you may feel wet or seasick. Our job is to make you feel nice and warm. Also happy and positive enjoying the beauty of sailing.
Even with all our efforts to keep you nice and warm, at some point you may feel wet or seasick. We all do. But bear in mind that keeping positive will help you to make the most out of any challenge. Focus on enjoying the experience and preparing yourself for arrival. After a rough sail, setting foot on land again feels even better. Since sailing means teamwork and respect, you are encouraged to join all the running tasks of the vessel. Please let us know to what extent you are ready to help, learn and participate. Being proactive will make you feel more engaged and rewarded.
We really appreciate a positive environment onboard. If something is not ok with you, please tell us.
Below decks expect your own single bunk. For lunch, we will have light but healthy foods, made as much as possible from natural non-processed items. For dinner, nice and warm meals. We like to buy local, sustainable products, whenever we can. Sometimes we fish underway, sometimes we don’t.
Aboard we will have to organize shifts for night watches and other tasks, so routines are flexible and you can individually define your schedule for breakfasts or other snacks. Lunch and dinner, however, are meant to be shared as they are part of our jobs as a team. So every day we will have a different chef onboard (chosen from the crew) and gather to enjoy it. Also ashore we will explore together and try local food in restaurants off the beaten track.
Your conduct should follow these rules:
The following behavior is not allowed onboard:
Olhão-Faro. Nearest airport: Faro, Portugal.
Funchal. Nearest airport: Madeira Airport, Portugal.
Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)
A water bottle
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require
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