Join the tall ship Twister in Tortola on March 18th 2020 for an unforgettable 44 day expedition from the British Virgin Islands to The Netherlands. We highly recommend you get hands on with setting the sails, steering the ship, keeping watch and more though it will be possible to join as a passenger for this voyage if you simply wish to relax onboard. No experience is required to be able to join either and the permanent crew will be on hand to make sure you know all the information you need to in good time.
Crossing an ocean under traditional sail is far from easy. Ocean passages can bring conditions fit for only the boldest adventurers seeking the ultimate challenge.
Are you thinking of taking a gap year….? Or do you really feel like taking a break? Have you just stopped with your study or do you want to orientate on a new step in your life because of other reasons? What do you think about travelling the world’s seas as a part of the crew of a sailing vessel?
There is place for twelve enthusiastic people who dare to take a challenge. For about five weeks the wind will tell us where to go: only the departure and arrival date are planned already. Together we set sails, explore the coasts, do research, learn new languages, navigate and have a lot of fun! Will you join us?
You will get a lifetime experience and get to know yourself a lot better! On board you have time to (re-)discover and improve your skills. You will be part of a close team and learn how to take responsibility. You can widen your horizon, literary. Our expedition is a journey of exploration, an ecological challenge and an adventure!
Expedition Horizon is an ocean crossing for twelve people between 17 and 30 years old. The crew on board has broad knowledge of the ship, sailing, navigating, ecologic awareness, astronomy and how to help you developing en improving your skills. Besides that, a talented marine biologist will join us on the trip. She knows everything and will do research about the sea, the sky and the animals we see. On board you can join interesting projects that will make you more aware of our planet and what impact you have on it. You are very welcome to bring your own research project!
We will set sails from Tortola at the BVIs. We visit Jamaica, Cuba or maybe even Bermuda before we start aiming for the Azores. When we’ve made our painting on the shore of Faial, we sail to the European mainland. On 1 may we will arrive in Amsterdam.Included in the price: flights, food on board that is been prepared by our own cook every day. It is possible to receive some help with earning the money for your journey.
From the moment you have booked, you will be a part of the TWISTERcommunity. This includes thinking about and be involved in the Horizon project.
Your journey aboard this beautiful Schooner will end in Amsterdam where you'll disembark on May 1st. Please note you need to be aged between 17 and 30 in order to join this voyage.
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