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Transport sails

Transport sailings are when we due to our work need to move, transport, Elida between e.g. Sweden and Spain (most often in mid-September), Spain and Canary Islands (most often in February), or Canary Islands and Sweden (most often in March), and where we open up to the public to join us and try the sailing life.

All onboard are designated to one of three different watch teams, which are on duty four hours, followed by eight hours of rest (e.g. 8–12 morning and evening). No prior knowledge is required, but all help out according to ability and interest, with both kitchen duties and sailing/steering.

The transport sailings are divided into various legs, where you can choose either to come along for the whole voyage or sign on/off along the way. During these sails Elida functions as a private yacht, meaning you join us on your own responsibility and ”at your own risk”.
(Please note that although we set dates and locations for the various legs, these sometimes might need to be adjusted according to weather and winds, which is why it is good to prepare to be flexible.)

Minimum age: 18 years (unless you come with a parent/adult).

The voyage itself doesn’t cost anything, but we all help out to pay for the food, €40 per person and day (€30 per day for seniors and students).

During the fall of 2024 we offer the following legs when we transport the ship between Sweden and southern Europe:

Leg 1: Öckerö/Gothenburg (Sweden)–Portsmouth (England), 15–21 Sept.
Leg 2: Portsmouth (England)–Cascais (Portugal), 22–28 Sept.
Leg 3: Cascais (Portugal)–Faro (Portugal), 28 Sept.–1 Oct.
Leg 4: Portimaõ/Faro (Portugal)–Las Palmas, 15–21 Nov.

To register and for more information, please e-mail Karin Nytomt (, who will be your contact person.