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Unlike other legs of the race series, the Cruise in Company is a relaxed cruise rather than a race. Throughout this cruise, the tall and small ships will have the opportunity to stop in a number of ports who will greet the crews with festivities and celebrations.
This voyage is the perfect chance to experience all that Spain and Portugal have to offer. You’ll find wonderful landscapes, natural reserves, amazing bays, safe anchorages, historical ports, diverse dining, cultural experiences, and much more before arriving in Lisbon for further festivities.
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If you would like to book a place on this voyage, please leave your details and someone will get back to you to provide booking information.
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 to be involved and take part in a world class event. On Maybe and all other participating ships, at least 50% of the crew will be young people. Maybe is 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 Maybe you will be joining many other Ships and like minded adventurers 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.
Maybe Sailing is an experienced provider of residential activities. We operate within a structure of Standard Operating Procedures and Policies. Every year our vessels are inspected by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and we carry all the required life saving appliances and medical supplies to certify the vessel to Category 0 standards. This means that the vessel can is certified to sail anywhere in the world!
All activities have been risk assessed and we can provide copies of these assessments, as well as vessel and insurance certification, on request.
Maybe Sailing is an approved provider for many local educational authorities. Our staff are experienced in working with young people as well as in seamanship and all have enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks. They will work with everyone on your voyage to ensure that you have a safe and really enjoyable adventure at sea.
All trainees receive full safety briefings before the boat leaves the port. This includes briefing in life saving appliances, life-jackets and what to do in emergency situations on board.
A Coruna, Spain
Getting to A Coruna:
You can reach the city’s centre from Madrid, Santiago de Compostela or the north of Portugal. It has road and rail connections with Madrid and other cities, like Bilbao.
A Coruna Airport has international connections and Santiago de Compostela Airport is the second largest in Northern Spain after Bilbao.
The bus station has numerous connections both international (operated mainly by ALSA) and local, operated by (among others) Arriva Noroeste, Autos Cal Pita or Monbus.
San Cristóbal is the city’s main railway station. It receives long distance RENFE trains from destinations within Spain.
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.