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Brest (FR) - Ostend (BE)

05 May - 12 May 2018

7 days, Atyla

From € 495,-

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first 6 people booking - full: € 495,-
Normal price: € 620,-
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Atyla:
Brest (FR) - Ostend (BE)

05 May - 12 May 2018

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Sail the English Channel and take part in a sailing festival. In this trip you will embark in the town of Brest in Brittany, France, and set course east towards Belgium. You will sail between the northern coast of France and south England before reaching Ostend just in time for the Oostende voor Anker festival. The Atyla will have an open Ship, and in turn you will get to visit many other vessels that will gather for the event. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. Special price for the first 6 trainees no longer available.

Ports

Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.

Ostend (Oostende in Flemish) is a seaport and tourist destination on the Belgian coast. The original belle époque architecture was largely destroyed by two world wars, but the city still has plenty of worthwhile sights to see, such as the Mu.ZEE, the Petrus and Paulus church, and the fort Napolean. Visit one of the museums, check out the lively cultural agenda, and step in a Belgian tavern for a ‘pinteke’. And don’t forget the beach, which can be crowded in the summer!

  • Brest (FR)

  • Ostend (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 18
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Spanish
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Keshan (17) UK

    "It was cosy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

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