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World Voyage offers recession-proof escape

23rd February 2009

Undertake one of the world's greatest adventures – to circumnavigate the globe by tallship. Just 25 berths are available on a modern, ocean going tallship departing England April 2009 for an epic 1 year 30,000 mile passage of self discovery. No previous sailing experience is necessary to join this unique expeditionary voyage to South America, South Africa, Australasia and across the Southern Ocean to round the legendary Cape Horn. This is the perfect way to avoid the recession. If you have been recently made redundant, recently retired, thinking of taking a gap year, says organiser Pauline Power.


Applicants for positions on the ship's voyage crew are required to commit to the full year. The route is planned to re-create the trade-wind route of the famous clipper ships and ports of call include Canaries, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Fremantle, Sydney and Auckland. After which the westerly winds of the roaring 40's will carry the ship to Cape Horn, then onto the Falkland Islands, Montevideo, and the South Atlantic's most remote islands of Tristan de Cuhna, St Helena, Ascension and the Azores before the final passage home to Britain. Each is a significant destination and time is planned ashore to properly explore them.

Among the permanent crew on-board with be Irishwoman Pauline Power who is encouraging Irish people to sign up for this amazing adventure. "Having sailing since I was a teenager this is every sailor dream voyage to following the clipper ships route and sail around the infamous Cape Horn". Contact:Pauline Power (Dublin) Phone: 085 179 3005 Team

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