VII Crossing ‘The Camino on the Sea’
V Centenary 1st round the world voyage Magallanes / Elcano
Come and SAIL the Way of Saint James with us
24 June to 14 July 2022
An exciting alternative to the traditional Way. A cultural and sports meeting. Choose your departure port, this year (because of covid-19 restrictions) from Hondarribia to Santiago de Compostela, a maximum of 9 stages, 15 days sailing plus a final day on foot.
WE DEDICATE THE VII The Camino on the Sea CROSSING TO THE V CENTENARY OF MAGALLANES AND ELCANO’S FIRST ROUND THE WORLD VOYAGE
The courage of these men and their strategic vision means that the voyage pays tribute to them from the sea that they loved and that we love in a special way.
The 7th The Camino on the Sea Crossing is a special edition dedicated to the commemoration of the V Centenary of the first circumnavigation of the Earth, a feat led by the navigators Magallanes and Elcano and which culminated in 1522 after their return to Spain.
Precisely because of this link, one of the stages will have Guetaria and Bermeo as destinations, places where Elcano and his boatswain Acurio were born, respectively.
La Rochelle, protagonist of the start of the VII Crossing.
The last edition in which the crossing departed from the French Brittany port was in 2019, where several French sailors took part in several stages of navigation with the rest of the fleet.
We are tremendously excited to return to La Rochelle, not only for obvious reasons of neighbourliness and friendship that unite us, but because it is synonymous with reunion and that normality has returned to our lives. It is a very special moment that we hope many French sailors will be able to share, joining the fleet and sailing to Santiago.
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”.
Requirements for obtaining the Compostela Pilgrim’s Certificate
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: