Hobart (AU) – Christchurch (NZ)
EMBARKATION DAY 12/12/2024 AT 17:00H
DISEMBARKATION DAY 27/12/2024 AT 09:00H
During this leg of the DARWIN200 Global Voyage, we cross the Tasman Sea again. This time towards New Zealand. An adventurous crossing where we will often encounter whales and albatrosses. We are here with the “Westerlies”. We can count on the wind, which is favourable to us, almost all year round. However, sailing at this latitude is also something for the experienced sailor and for anyone who likes summer challenges. The water is relatively cold and the wind can be strong. So no more work on deck! When it is very cold we relieve ourselves at the helm a little more often, where we enjoy the waves of the sea, which roll under us at a steady pace. Seabirds typical of these waters, such as the various albatrosses or storm petrels, sometimes float alongside us for a while without seemingly moving a single feather. They seem to wonder why we should make such an effort.
Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and is a vibrant city. Its many neo-gothic buildings and parks give the city an almost European feel. It is a good place for the crew to prepare the OOSTERSCHELDE for the long voyage around Cape Horn, which is on the programme below. For the other crew members, it is a unique opportunity to discover the rugged South Island of New Zealand.
Before and after your leg of the voyage
We strongly recommend that you book a few days’ accommodation in the port of embarkation (before you join the Oosterschelde), and a few days in the port of disembarkation (after your place on the voyage has been filled). This will allow you to recuperate before and after your adventure and give you the opportunity to explore places at your departure and arrival points.
Level 3 trips are only suitable for experienced and physically fit travellers. Weather conditions can be difficult and, during a crossing, there is little or no option to detour to a port. We sail out of helicopter range and there is usually no medical assistance ashore.
OOSTERSCHELDE wants to be accessible to the widest possible audience, but you should be aware that you are making a voyage on board a sailing yacht. This demands more of your physical abilities than a daily walk. One trip is more demanding than another. With the different levels we provide an indication of what kind of trip it is. If you are unsure whether a trip is suitable for you, it is important that you contact Tall Ship Experience for advice.
Small backpack that does not take up too much space in the cabin.
On deck we recommend shoes with slightly rough and preferably soft soles.
On land we recommend firm, waterproof hiking boots.
Sunglasses and sun cream
Binoculars for spotting all kinds of water creatures.
Camera and video camera to remember your trip forever!
Availability: Only 4 places are available
The three-masted schooner “Oosterschelde” was built in 1918 as a sailing cargo ship. The ship plied European waters and was frequently seen off the coasts of Morocco and the Mediterranean. In 1930, heavier and more modern diesel engines were installed and the rigging was reduced. From 1939 onwards, the ship sailed under a foreign flag and in 1950 underwent a drastic conversion into a modern coastal vessel. In 1988, the “Oosterschelde” was returned to the Netherlands. The Rotterdam Sailing Ships Foundation took over the fundraising necessary to finance the restoration of the ship to its original condition. The “Oosterschelde” is now the only remaining representative of a large fleet of schooners that sailed under the Dutch flag at the beginning of the last century. It is registered as a monument by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. The “Oosterschelde” is autonomous and is used in domestic and foreign ports for presentation and promotion activities. domestic and foreign ports for presentation activities and by companies and other organisations. In 1998, the “Oosterschelde” completed a one and a half year voyage around the world. The ship sailed to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia.
Map of the journey
What is included
- Necessary basic training and workshops
- Bunk bed with sheets and towel.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner corresponding to the sailing.
What it does not include
- Transportation to and from the boat is at the expense of each person.
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Availability: Only 4 places are available