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Nothing can quite prepare you for the unforgettable atmosphere of racing. Picture yourself sailing on a beautiful Tall Ship, way out at sea, with the waves crashing against the hull, no land in sight, the sun rising behind you, and your closest competitor hot on your heels.
The 2nd race of the Tall Ships Races 2023 will take you from the city of Lisbon to the ancient port of Cadiz.
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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.
The International Tall Ships Races are a unique opportunity for individuals aged 15 to 25 years to be involved and take part in a world class event. On Blue Clipper and all other participating ships, at least 50% of the crew will be young people. Maybe Sailing are happy for over 25 year old crew to sign up for the adventure of this tall ships race as long as they are prepared to enter into the spirit of what is essentially a young persons challenge and social event. If you sign up for the challenge on Blue Clipper you will be joining hundreds of other Ships and thousands of under 25 year olds to pit your wits at sea, in one of the greatest races on earth. You really are part of the crew and absolutely vital to the running of the ship.
Gruelling sailing, night watches, sun burn, salt spray, green waves over the deck, tacking and gybing your way to the finish line. Awaiting you there are thousands of spectators, well wishers, parties, parades, fairground rides, and a celebration of Youth and International Friendship like nothing else you can imagine. Blue Clipper will be racing in a class with other vessels a similar size, but you will be amongst the bigger tall ships too as you manoeuvre ready for the start, and you still have the close quarters thrill of the chase as the whole tall ships fleets race the same course.
The 2nd race of the Tall Ships Races 2023 will take you from the beautiful city of Lisbon to the ancient port of Cadiz.
Strategy will be key during your 4 day race. Following in the footsteps of sailors of old, you will have the perfect opportunity to experience the awe inspiring nature of life at sea.
Cadiz will provide a magnificent welcome as the host port for this leg of the Tall Ship Races 2023. Here, you can expect a truly electrifying four days of celebrations as the race series reaches its climax.
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Situated around 6km north of the centre, the ultramodern Aeroporto de Lisboa operates direct flights to major international hubs including London, New York, Paris and Frankfurt. Low-cost carriers (Norwegian, easyJet, Ryanair, Transavia, Blue Air and Wizz Air) leave from the less efficient Terminal 2 – you’ll need to factor in extra time for the shuttle ride if arriving at the airport on the metro.
The AeroBus departs from outside the Arrivals Hall. Line 1 (from 7.30am to 11pm) goes via Martim Moniz, Praça do Comércio, Cais do Sodré, Rossio, Restauradores, Av da Liberdade, Marquês de Pombal and Saldanha. Line 2 (from 7.40am to 10.45pm) goes via Saldanha, Marquês de Pombal and Sete Rios (for bus terminal access). You’ll save 10% by purchasing your tickets online in advance.
The Aeroporto metro station allows convenient access to downtown. Change at Alameda (green line) to reach Rossio and Baixa.
Expect to pay about €16 for the 15-minute taxi ride into central Lisbon, plus €1.60 if your luggage needs to be placed in the boot. Avoid long queues by flagging down a taxi outside the Departures Hall. Make sure the driver switches on the taxi meter, that you hold them to the route (follow along with Google maps, if possible) and that you pay the listed fare – taxis in Lisbon are notorious for fleecing tourists, especially from the airport.
You’ll find cheaper fares with Uber and other ride-share services, which pick up passengers outside the Departures entrance at Terminal 1 (not Arrivals) – and eliminate the potential rip-off factor.
There are two international airports located close to Cadiz: Jerez ( Airport Code XRY) and Seville (Airport Code SVQ). Both airports have several daily connecting flights to the rest of Spain and Europe.
Cadiz train station is located off Plaza de Sevilla on the eastern or bay side of the city near the port. The old station building is located behind the Aduana (customs) building and the trains depart from the new station building with is behind the old. Allow a few extra minutes to orientate yourself and find the entrance.
It is a terminus station for Alvia Long Distance trains to Madrid, Medium Distance to Jerez and Sevilla with some continuing to Jaen, and Cercanias (local) to San Fernando and Jerez.
There is a bus service and a shuttlebus running from Jerez airport to the Port of Cadiz, however the train station is so close to the port that it is the better option.