5TH Edition of the ‘Sail the Way’ Crossing
Come and SAIL the Way of Saint James with us
From 14 to 29 august 2020
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.
There's not much left!
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?
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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 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:
North Marinas team
Terrestrial coordinator of the Sail the Way crossing
Merchant Marine. Responsible for Marina Muros. 10 years experience in nautical sports.
Federico Fernández-Tapia Fontán
Director Marina Yates Gijón. Professional sailor. Secretary of North Marinas. Coordinator of nautical events. 15 years of experience.
Jesús Gonzalez-Aller Lacalle
Manager North West marinas. Commander of the Spanish Navy. 35 years of experience in the Sea.
Her whole life dedicated to education and teaching in one of the best schools in Spain, businesswoman Colegio Santa Apolonia Santiago de Compostela.
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.