Portugal-Cork Ocean Mile Builder

European Escapes

Portimão, Portugal - Cork, Ireland

Join Tall Ship Maybe for this Offshore Sailing Experience, sailing form Portugal to Cork.  A great experience for any sailor wanting to improve their offshore sailing knowledge. It is a great opportunity to build your confidence on deck and learn invaluable skills from our experienced crew. This is a hands-on voyage with full immersion into the ship’s daily routines and watch system.


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March 4, 2021March 24, 202120

Portimao-Cork Ocean Mile Builder

4th March 2021 - 24th March 2021

Voyage Highlights


  • Experience offshore sailing in the Atlantic Ocean
  • Sail the coast of Iberia
  • Become part of the crew on a traditional tall ship
  • Become fully immersed in every aspect of life on board
  • Plenty of opportunity to learn new skills
  • Ocean Passage
  • Night time sailing experience

Voyage Description

On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights describe, but you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description below is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. If the following voyage description is not fulfilled for any reason, Maybe Sailing and Maybe Sailing Youth Initiative cannot be held responsible.

Join TS Maybe on 2 back to back voyages with time ashore in Camarinhas, Spain.


Build your miles and learn to handle a tall ship on a long passage as you sail with the crew of Maybe from Portugal to Cork. This exciting mile-building voyage is for those wanting to experience life at sea and build those miles!

If you are working your way towards the 2500 qualifying miles needed for a RYA Yachtmaster exam then this passage is a good way of getting to that target quickly and with considerably more comfort than a small yacht. If this is your aim, remember it will give you open ocean experience.  Or you may just be an adventurer, who wants to try something new and escape the rat race to experience life on the open waves.

During the voyage you will be spilt up into watches, the normal duty rota is four hours on duty and eight off but this may vary with circumstances and crew abilities. This is a long voyage and you will get into the rhythm of an Ocean Passage with time to unwind. If you like to keep busy then there is always ships maintenance to help with.


What is included in the voyage cost:

  • Accommodation and all meals on board Tall Ship Maybe
  • Sailing tuition and supervision from fully qualified crew members
  • Third party liability Insurance
  • Use of waterproofs and safety equipment

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance.  Check out Top Sail for specialist Tall Ship sailing travel insurance
  • Merchandise available to purchase on board
  • Excursions and meals onshore, unless otherwise stated

Kit List

Portimão, Portugal

Cork, Ireland

Embark Travel Information

Portimão, Portugal

Disembark Travel Information

Cork, Ireland

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