32 days on Lord Nelson From:£2240 *The Caribbean - LN964
Place: Las Palmas (Las Palmas)
Place: Antigua (Caribbean)
Enter the New Year in style on this transatlantic passage, blown along by the trade winds between two groups of stunning tropical islands – with a total lunar eclipse in the middle!
We’ll spend the first night in dock to go through the safety briefings and get to know the diverse team who will be your crew mates. The following morning it’s likely you’ll get to climb the masts for the first time, before an overnight sail to Tenerife.
Here in Santa Cruz de Tenerife we will to bring in the New Year beneath the spectacular fireworks. Hopefully there’ll be time to explore the island too.
Then your adventure really starts! We’ll be sailing south to catch a ride on the trade winds that have propelled ships across the Atlantic for centuries. We might catch the winds early in the voyage, but if we have to travel further south to find them, then we might have the opportunity to visit Cape Verde.
This volcanic archipelago of 10 islands off the northwest coast of Africa is known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture, traditional morna music and numerous beaches.
From here on, it should be 3 weeks of nothing but clear blue ocean sailing.
This is true ocean trade wind sailing with the wind on the quarter – exactly what square riggers were designed for! We’ll be outside of commercial shipping routes, so unlikely to see another vessel for a while. However, weather permitting, we will be graced by a spectacular natural phenomenon.
During our passage, on 21st January 2019, there will be a total lunar eclipse. As the Earth travels between the full Moon and the Sun, it will cast a shadow and turn the Moon blood red, creating an incredible sight!
We won’t see land until reaching the Caribbean and we’ll be heading to a particularly special place for the STS Lord Nelson to dock. Both our namesake and more recently the JST have been regular visitors to Antigua, so you can expect a very warm welcome.
* All of our voyage crew spaces are subsidised through our continuous fundraising, however if you would like to pay the full cost for your voyage please refer to the Full Cost price listed below.
|Full voyage details:|
|Voyage start date:||29/12/18|
|Voyage end date:||29/01/19|
|Voyage duration:||32 days|
|Departing from:||Las Palmas (Las Palmas)|
|Arriving in:||Antigua (Caribbean)|