Twice a year Stad Amsterdam sails across the Atlantic Ocean. This spring the first leg of the Atlantic Ocean crossing will be from Boston to Ponta Delgada (the Azores).
Ocean crossings are very special but this one all the more! Stad Amsterdam will provide a 14-day sail training course with Enkhuizen Nautical College. Based upon the broad experience of both the college and the ship's crew, the Practical Square Rig Seamanship Sail Training Course will be ideal for tall ship sailors and yachtsmen as well as a wide group of sailors and classic ship lovers who like to gain experience and know-how.
The captain, officers & deck crew of Clipper Stad Amsterdam will be in charge of the practical training & instructions on deck. Together with the crew you will be part of the watch to fully experience the works on a ship like Stad Amsterdam. Setting the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch. The program will be concluded with a ceremony and presentation of a certificate of attendance.
If you want to continue on to France, after a short stop at the Azores, the Clipper Stad Amsterdam will continue to sail across the Atlantic Ocean with Port Vendres in the South of France as the final destination.
Boston, the capital and largest city in Massachusetts, and one of the oldest cities in the United States, is the economic and cultural center of New England. The city proper has a population over 600 thousands, and anchors the larger metropolitan area of Greater Boston with a population over 4 million people.
Puritan colonists from England founded the city in 1630. During the American Revolution Boston was the scene of several historic events, including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill,and the battles of Lexington and Concord. With land reclamation, Boston expanded beyond Beacon Hill and the Shawmut peninsula, to build the classic mid-19th century residential neighborhood known as Back Bay.
After independence, Boston became a major port and manufacturing center. The city is the site of several firsts, including America's first public school - Boston Latin School, the first college - Harvard College, in neighboring Cambridge, and the first subway system in the United States.
Boston is a center of higher education With many colleges and universities in the city and surrounding area, and a center for medicine, with renown hospitals, medical schools and biotechnology companies. Boston is home to many cultural institutions, including Symphony Hall & the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, the mother church of Christian Science, the iconic Richardson Romanesque Trinity Church, and of course the Red Sox, and the Public Garden's beloved Swan Boats.
15 Nights at sea
Ponta Delgada/San Miguel/Azores
is a city and municipality on the island of São Miguel in the archipelago of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal. It includes 44,403 residents in the urban area, and approximately 20,113 inhabitants in the three central parishes that comprise the historical city: São Pedro, São Sebastião, São José.
Ponta Delgada is the tourist heart of the Azores. To the north of Ponta Delgada are the suburbs of Fajã de Baixo and Fajã de Cima. Fajã de Baixo is agricultural with pineapple cultivation. Fajã de Cima is famous for its festivities. To the eastern side of Ponta Delgada is the suburb of "São Roque" which is gradually becoming part of the city itself as it expands along the coast with the construction of a new marina and a seaside walk with leisure facilities.