6TH Edition of the ‘Sail the Way’ Crossing
The woman and the sea – Xacobeo 2021
Come and SAIL the Way of Saint James with us
From 4 to 19 june 2021
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.
Adventure and fun, all in perfect safety conditions and with a complete organization concerned about every detail.
We dedicate the VI Crossing Sail the Way to THE EQUALITY
In this Xacobeo Year 2021 we give visibility to the contribution of women in the development of the maritime sector and promote the great variety of existing professions related to the Sea.
Captained by Olympic Champion Ángela Pumariega, a female crew made up of professionals from sport, education, science, coaching and communication will welcome on board, at each stage of the Way, different professionals from the maritime sector, promoting synergies and interdisciplinary projects on the road to equality.
Until the start of the voyage we will carry out different actions to raise awareness of the different professions and create spaces for dialogue and exchange.
The first debate in the framework of this Special Edition took place on Friday 12 February 2021 at 17:00 h (online): Open Debate “Science Navigates Equality”.
In addition, from 4 June you will be able to follow our pilgrimage live on the Nautical Channel.
We are already preparing the VI Journey
The woman and the sea · Xacobeo 2021
And it won't be long now:
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
Live the adventure!
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 last 10 kilometres before reaching the Cathedral must be made on foot. The offices for stamping the credentials (the Pilgrim’s Passport) will be located in all the ports included in the Northmarinas network:
Sail the Way 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.