An adventurous journey for youngsters between 17 and 30 years old.
Are you thinking of taking a gap year….? Or do you really feel like taking a break? Have you just stopped with your study or do you want to orientate on a new step in your life because of other reasons? What do you think about travelling the world’s seas as a part of the crew of a sailing vessel?
We will be sailing two types of ocean crossings next winter. There is place for twelve enthusiastic people who dare to take a challenge. For about five weeks the wind will tell us where to go: only the departure and arrival date are planned already. Together we set sails, explore the coasts, do research, learn new languages, navigate and have a lot of fun! Will you join us?
You will get a lifetime experience and get to know yourself a lot better! On board you have time to (re-)discover and improve your skills. You will be part of a close team and learn how to take responsibility. You can widen your horizon, literary. Our expedition is a journey of exploration, an ecological challenge and an adventure!
‘If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up men and women to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them how to yearn for the vast and endless sea.’
Expedition Horizon is an ocean crossing for twelve people between 17 and 30 years old. The crew on board has broad knowledge of the ship, sailing, navigating, ecologic awareness, astronomy and how to help you developing en improving your skills. Besides that, a talented marine biologist will join us on the trip. She knows everything and will do research about the sea, the sky and the animals we see. On board you can join interesting projects that will make you more aware of our planet and what impact you have on it. You are very welcome to bring your own research project!
From the moment you have booked, you will be a part of the TWISTERcommunity. This includes thinking about and be involved in the Horizon project.
Included in the price: flights, food on board that is been prepared by our own cook every day. (We offer STO guaranties.)
We can help you earning the money for your expedition. For example by using Winkseekers’ Dinghy Programme: windseeker.org/dinghy
Do you have questions? Or do you just want to have a chat with us? You can call and email us anytime!
Phone: Marloes Aafjes (+31 6 3742 8452)
Expedition Horizon I: 6 January – 7 February 2020
At Tenerife you will come on board. From there we start the crossing, via the Cape Verdean islands, to several Caribbean islands. Our final destination will be Tobago, a southern Caribbean island.
33 days // 3975 euro
Expedition Horizon II: 18 March – 1 May 2020
We will set sails from Tortola at the BVIs. We visit Jamaica, Cuba or maybe even Bermuda, before we start aiming for the Azores. When we’ve made our painting on the shore of Faial, we sail to the European mainland. On 1 may we will arrive in Amsterdam.
45 days // 4725 euro