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“AN ADVENTURE THAT CHALLENGED ME, LEFT ME WITH FANTASTIC FRIENDS AND LET ME SEE AMAZING THINGS.”

Ullapool (GB) - Reykjavik (IS)

10 May - 31 May 2017

21 days, Tecla

From € 2995,-

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Tecla:
Ullapool (GB) - Reykjavik (IS)

10 May - 31 May 2017

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Ullapool – Reykjavik – In Search of Vikings! Orkneys, Shetlands, Faroes. One of the highlights of the 2017 sailing season. Setting sail from Ullapool, a course north is set to first visit Stornoway, the Orkneys and then onwards to the Shetland Islands. Fair Isle is the first stop, then on to Foula or the mainland of the Shetlands. When the winds are good, a crossing of less than 24 hours will take you to the Faroe Islands. So much unspoiled nature, amazing walks. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

Ullapool, despite its small size is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland. The village was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. A few Cordyline australis or New Zealand cabbage trees are grown in the town and are often mistaken for palms. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.

Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland. As you approach from the sea, you’ll sea a modern city skyline with snowy volcanic mountains in the background. Reykjavík is quite cosmopolitan, with plenty of culture and entertainment. Go for a night on the town, or find a tour that takes you to see the glaciers, geysers, and volcanoes for which Iceland is famous. Reykjavík’s climate is less cold than you’d expect. At Nauthólsvík you’ll even find a geothermically heated beach!

  • Ullapool (GB)

  • Reykjavik (IS)

Key points

  • Dates: 10 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 16
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

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

  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

You sail on the Tecla

Tecla

Small Ships

Tecla

One of the most splendid. Experts say this solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. She has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. Tecla …

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Windseeker logs

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    Vega Gamleby, 25 July 2015

    Skarhamn - Kristiansand - Aalborg

    – by Jeroen (18) and Anouk (16)

    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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  • Norwegian national dinner and presentation

    Gulden Leeuw, 30 July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Charlotte (26, UK) and Pernille (20, Denmark)

    Charlotte We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8am. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie in and were bright eyed and eager. …

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