Come and SAIL the Way of Saint James in sailing boat with us
from 6 to 29 June 2023
A new way of doing the Camino de Santiago.
A cultural, sporting and gastronomic event.
24 days of happiness.
13 fantastic sailing boat stages.
9 days of rest and sightseeing.
Last stage to Santiago de Compostela on foot.
From La Rochelle in France, with a limit of 30 boats, along the entire north coast of Spain, from Hondarribia to Santiago de Compostela.
Adventure and fun, all in perfect safety conditions and with a complete organisation that takes care of every detail.
Solidarity initiative: All Against ALS
Help us to add miles against ALS, your help is essential.
We colaborate with Asociación ELA Principado.
You too can lend a hand in the fight against ALS and help us to improve the quality of life of those affected and their families. Collaborate, become a member or make your donation in any way you wish. You can also send a Bizum to 03718.
You have all the information at ELA Principado, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis association of the Principality of Asturias.
We dedicate the VIII Crossing The Camino by the sea to Blue Education
In addition to giving more importance to activities related to the Caminoby the sea, in 2023 we want to give visibility to Blue Education.
We seek to bring “the sea to the people” and “the people to the sea”, through three strategic axes:
- Employment and professional development.
“Educación azul” was created to sow the seed of the sea in the young population, so that they perceive the sea sector as an option for their professional future.
It is about opening a “window to the sea” so that our children can discover and love it and, in this way, show them the employment opportunities in the sector.
And we want to take care of our planet
We collaborated in the study of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of León, to calculate the Carbon Footprint of our Sailing Tour 2023.
The carbon footprint is an environmental indicator that reflects the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG), expressed as CO2 equivalent, which is emitted directly or indirectly as a result of a given activity.
The aim of the study is to take as a basis the carbon footprint obtained at the end of the VIII Sailing Tour The Sailing Way, on 29 June 2023, in order to draw the appropriate conclusions to implement a strategy to reduce CO2 emissions based on energy efficiency, saving raw materials, etc., as well as to disseminate and implement best practices for our next Sailing Tour in 2024.
Since Bishop Godescalco (the first documented pilgrim, around 950), and later the legendary Duke William of Aquitaine, went on pilgrimage to Santiago in the 12th century, the most of the millions of Jacobean pilgrims in the world have done the Way on foot, mainly following the French Way.
However, the reality is that the first Way was made by sea, and this was done by the disciples Theodore and Athanasius bringing the body of St. James the Apostle, according to tradition, in a “stone boat”.
Can you imagine?
Have no doubt
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Requirements for obtaining the Compostela Pilgrim’s Certificate
The ‘Compostela’ is the official document certifying that the holder has made the pilgrimage to the tomb of the Apostle Saint James.
The voyage between the ports of departure and arrival must be made by sailboat. Sailors must complete a minimum of 100 nautical miles. In keeping with the spirit of the Way, the kilometres from the last port of call to the cathedral will be covered on foot.
The offices for stamping the credentials (the Pilgrim’s Passport) will be located in all the ports included in the Northmarinas network:
The Camino on the Sea Team
Terrestrial coordinator of the Sail the Way crossing. Personal Development Coach and sworn translator. She has worked in tourism and education in Germany for almost 20 years.
Federico Fernández-Tapia Fontán
Professional sailor. Secretary of North Marinas. Coordinator of nautical events. 15 years of experience.
Businessman with 30 years of experience in the nautical sector, architect and developer of Marina Santander.
Oriol Ruiz Cabestany
Manager EKP / Hondarribia. Judge of the Spanish Sailing Federation. 35 years of experience in sports sailing.
Rocío Ibarra Arias
More than 20 years dedicated to communication. Journalist and passionate about popularizing science, she has been making women visible in the scientific and journalistic fields for years.
Loreto Fdez. Fontán
Collaborating Pilgrim by land and sea since 2014. More than 10 years of experience in education. Educational advisor.
Carmen V. de Prada
Doctor in Psychology specialising in Emotional Intelligence Programmes.
University Professor with 40 years of teaching experience in General Zoology, Marine Zoology and Marine Biology. Research on marine fauna.