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Embarquez sur le Tres Hombres

TOWT organise une bourse aux équipiers pour embarquer sur le Tres Hombres, cargo à voile, ambassadeur des éco-transports de demain. Vous avez la possibilité d’embarquer et de découvrir la vie d’équipier à son bord. Contactez-nous pour les conditions d’embarquement.

Vous serez amenés à participer à toutes les manœuvres, aux quarts, à barrer et à vivre la vraie vie de l’équipage.

24.06 20h00 Fécamp -26.06 Brixham 150 €
02.07 20h00 Brixham – 07.07 Brest 375 €
19.07.2012 Brest – Douarnenez 100 €
24.07 20h00 Douarnenez – 27.07 Brixham 225 €
29.07 20h00 Brixham – 02.08 Den Helder 300 €
19.08 20h00 Den Helder – 23.08 Vlissingen 300 €
26.08 20h00 Flushing – 30.08 Great Yarmouth 300 €
02.09 20h00 Great Yarmouth – 05.09 Rotterdam 225 €

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Le jour de l’embarquement, un membre d’équipage vous présentera le chef de bord, le second (à qui vous confierez vos papiers d’identité) et une couchette vous sera désignée. Il est préférable que vous apportiez votre propre sac de couchage. Avant le départ vous serez désignés pour participer à votre quart, bâbord (port side) ou tribord starboard watch.

Traditionnellement, le navire lève l’ancre le lendemain de l’embarquement. Les voiles sont hissées « avec tous les bras du bord ». Dès votre arrivée à bord, toutes les instructions nécessaires vont seront fournies : formation sécurité, barrer, prendre ses quarts, régler le gréement. Selon la météo et la destination, l’arrivée se fera quelques heures, quelques jours ou quelques semaines après le départ. A terre, le travail n’est pas terminé, une somme d’activités autour du bateau étant à la charge de l’équipage.

TOWT organises embarkation opportunities on the Tres Hombres. You can now become a crew and experience real life a sea. Contact us for booking.

24.06 20h00 Fécamp -26.06 Brixham 150 €

02.07 20h00 Brixham – 07.07 Brest 375 €
19.07.2012 Brest – Douarnenez 100 €
24.07 20h00 Douarnenez – 27.07 Brixham 225 €
29.07 20h00 Brixham – 02.08 Den Helder 300 €
19.08 20h00 Den Helder – 23.08 Vlissingen 300 €
26.08 20h00 Flushing – 30.08 Great Yarmouth 300 €
02.09 20h00 Great Yarmouth – 05.09 Rotterdam 225 €

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The day before departure, a crew member will introduce you to the captain, the first mate (who will receive your passport and possibly your sample book) and the other members of the crew. A bunk will be assigned to you (usually in the foxhall). Linen and sleeping bag are best brought from home. Before departure you will be assigned to the port watch (under the supervision of the first mate) or the starboard watch (under the second mate). As a rule the ship departs on the day after signing on. With “all hands” the sail is set and the ship is made ready for the sea. You will be informed which watch stays on deck, leaving the other watch free to take a nap. The captain chooses the fastest and safest route to its destination. The first and second mate will instruct the crew. You will be involved in every aspect of seamanship from the moment you arrive; safety training, steering the ship, keeping watch, maintenance, setting sail etc.
Depending on the weather, the distance and the kind of trip, the ship will arrive at its destination after a couple of days or weeks. This doesn’t mean the trip is at its end; the days after arrival are filled with instructive and interesting activities. The ship is prepared for port, cargo is taken in and out, there is some maintenance that can only be done in a harbour and the opportunity presents itself to go on shore leave.

The Tres Hombres being a true sailing ship without an engine, this distance is rarely the actual sailed distance. In other words, the ship usually sails many miles more than the direct distance. At the end of a leg of journey, the captain will inform you how many miles have been covered in reality. In exchange you sail along and acquire a practical education in seamanship. In addition to the journey fee, we expect you to take part in watches and chores such as maintenance, sailing, cleaning, steering and being on the lookout. In the fee are included the ship’s meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner and coffee and tea. Not included are transfers to and from the ship.
The ship being dependent for the duration of her trips on weather and wind, the time at sea may vary. If the ship arrives ahead of schedule at its destination, the days in port ahead of schedule are part of the journey.

 

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