II CROSSING THE BLUE PLANET:
Mysteries of the Mediterranean

Several days of family crossing that will begin in the Cabrera Archipelago National Maritime-Terrestrial Park, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the beginning of its establishment and then continue to the rest of the Pitiusas Islands (Ibiza and Formentera). All participants will be able to start sailing a historic ship by participating in all the drills that a ship such as the Cervantes Saavedra requires.

Aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals approved by the UN, we want to raise awareness among passengers about the protection of the marine environment through a guided tour of the Oceanographic of Valencia and its species recovery centre. They will take part in the workshops organised by the Oceanográfic, and given by its two biologists, Guadalupe García, specialised in the conservation of marine species, and Elena Herrero, a marine biologist specialised in jellyfish. The activities for the “Mysteries of the Mediterranean” will take place at the Oceanográfic and on board the ship, they will consist of workshops and activities such as a visit to the Turtle Hospital, observing marine plankton, identification and sighting of species, taking samples from marine animals and release of one of the turtles recovered by the Oceanogràfic Foundation, among others.

In addition, there will be sailing drills, nautical activities and workshops, astronomy and navigation classes and water activities will be carried out with canoes or paddle surfing.

DURATION AND DATES:

  • To be confirmed.
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What is learned over the course:

  • Drills on a historic ship.
  • Marine conservation.
  • Astronomical navigation.
  • Water activities.
  • Coexistence on board.

Who is it aimed at:

To environmentally conscious parents and children who want to share a fantastic adventure weekend as a family and learn about sailing a historic ship.

Timetable:

Day 1

12:00 – Arrival at the Oceanogràfic and special guided visit.
14:30 – Lunch at the Oceanogràfic restaurant El Submarino.
16:30 – End of the program at the Oceanogràfic and departure to the Cervantes Saavedra.
17:00 – 19:00 – Boarding and distribution of cabins.
20:30 – 21:30 – Light dinner in port.
21:45 – 22:15 – Presentation of crew and equipment. Setting watch groups.
22:15 – 22:45 – Safety training (compulsory attendance).
23:00 – Departure.
23:30 – Hoisting sails drills (if conditions allow).
00:00 – 01:30 h – Aft lounge available. Night sailing.

Day 2

08:30 – 10:00 – Sailing breakfast.
10:00 – 10:30 – Navigation, sea watches, sai lifting.
11:00 – 12:00 – Nautical nomenclature workshop.
12:15 – Aperitif on deck.
12:00 – 14:00 – Free time.
14:30 – 16:00– Lunch.
16:00 – 17:00 – Coffee in the aft saloon.
17:00 – 18:30 – Oceanographic Workshop. Sea turtles.
18:30 – 19:30 – Free time.
19:30 – Release of turtles.
21:00 – 22:30 – Dinner.
23:30 – 00:30 – Night navigation workshop. Navigation lights and floodlights.
00:30 – 02:00 – Aft bar available.
Day 3

08:30 – 10:00 – Breakfast.
10:30 – Cabrera.
10:30 – 12:00 – Maritime visit to the Natural Park.
12:00 – Moored off La Cabrera.
12:30 – 14:00 – Free time and swimming (canoes and paddle surfing).
14:30 – 16:00– Lunch.
16:00 – 17:00 – Coffee in the aft saloon.
17:30 – 19:00 – Celebration events 30th Anniversary of Cabrera National Park.
20:00 – 21:00 – Free time.
21:00 – 22:30 – Dinner.
23:30 – 00:30 – Biology workshop: Trazos en la oscuridad.
We set off towards Las Pitiusas.
00:30 – 02:00 – Aft bar available.

Day 4

09:00 – 10:30 – Breakfast.
11:00 – 12:30 – Sailing watches at sea.
13:00 – 13:30 h – Striking the sails drill. Participation in the Ibiza anchoring drill.
14:30 – 16:00– Lunch.
16:00 – 17:00 – Coffee in the aft saloon.
17:00 – 18:30 – Water activities, paddle surf, canoeing and snorkelling.
18:30 – 20:30 – Oceanographic Workshop. Marine adaptations.
21:00 – 22:30 – Dinner.
23:30 – 00:30 h – Outdoor summer cinema.
00:30 – 02:00 – Aft bar available.
Day 5

09:00 – 10:30 – Breakfast.
11:00 – 12:30 h – Departure for Islas Margaritas.
13:00 – 13:30 – Water activities, paddle surf, canoeing and snorkelling.
14:30 – 16:00– Lunch.
16:00 – 17:00 – Coffee in the aft saloon.
17:00 – 18:30 – Oceanographic Workshop. Great villains.
18:30 – 20:30 – Free time.
21:00 – 22:30 – Dinner.
23:30 – 00:30 – Night navigation workshop. Departure for Valencia.
00:30 – 02:00 – Aft bar available.

Day 6

09:00 – 10:30 – Breakfast.
11:00 – 12:00 – Oceanographic Workshop. Influence of the human being in the Mediterranean.
12:30 – 13:30 – Berth in the port of Valencia.
14:00 – 15:30 – Disembarking. Possibility of eating on board.

OUTINGS AND FACILITIES

The course takes place on the schooner the Cervantes Saavedra
The ship is moored in the port of Valencia, a strategic enclave near the historic centre of the city, Albufera and very close to the City of Arts and Sciences.
Guided visit to the Oceanográfic de Valencia and its turtle recovery centre.

  • The sailing times, timetables and places of anchorage are provisional and are subject to possible changes according to the sailing conditions and subject to the captain’s discretion, who, based on this, could delay the departure or bring forward the return.
  • Sailing experience is not required.
  • Suitable for children (recommended minimum age 8 years old).
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn on the deck of the boat (deck shoes or sneakers with a light-coloured sole. No heels).
  • Music can be played in the aft bar, as well as on the upper deck, as long as there are no drills happening at the time and respecting the rest of the crew and neighbouring ships in the coves.
  • Meals are self-service normally in two shifts.
  • Safety regulations must be observed at all times.

Bow drill: Bow drill, anchor winch, stowage, use of ropes and knots, hoisting and lowering of the jibs. Maintenance of devices and conservation of wood.

Bridge drill: Bridge Management System, voyage planning along with interpretation of the weather forecast, navigation devices and aids, VHF radio communications (World Relief System. DISSTTRES), chart positioning, filling in the navigation log, interpretation of the ARPA radar, and will also act as helmsman under the command of the captain and his officers.

Stern drill: Lifting and lowering of sails, classic sailing, interpretation of the part for classic sailing, safe manoeuvring, correct rigging and correct use of lines for the postural safety of the students and maintenance of the rigging.

Engine drill: Knowledge of the different components of the engine, annotations in the engine log of the correct operating parameters, maintenance and vision of the operation of equipment in general (batteries, valves, filters)

At anchor Helping with cleaning, correct use of products according to the type of wood and food preparation, presentation and arrangement of tables.

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Warm clothing.
  • White sole deck shoes
  • Cap
  • Cotton t-shirts
  • Sweatshirt
  • Nautical or waterproof jacket
  • Aqua shoes.
  • Shorts
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Pareo
  • Sleeping bag to watch sunrises and watch projections on the sails
  • Exercise mat
  • Thick socks for deck nights
  • Navy blue beach towel
  • Bring flexible and / or folding travel bags (avoid rigid suitcases).

More information:

General Information:
info@goletacervantes.es

Coordinator:
fmartinez@ucjc.edu

Technical issues:
capitan@goletacervantes.es

DURATION AND DATES:

  • To be confirmed.