Board Alexander von Humboldt II in Bordeaux. You will cross the Bay of Biscay and round Brittany, before reaching Cherbourg. On board the famously green-hulled Alex you will be a trainee, sailing the Ship together with professional crew in order to reach your destination. You will set and trim the sails, look out for other vessels, try your hand at steering, and, voluntarily, climb the masts. No experience necessary – you will learn everything on board! The official language on board is German. Additional fee applies: € 50,- per person for harbor fees, pilotage, etc. Surcharge for 2-bed cabin 25% p.p. For all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.
Bordeaux is famous for its wine, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. The cathedral, the Place des Quinconces and the Port de La Lune will have you gazing in amazement. The city also has a diverse cultural agenda and a bustling nightlife. To the south of the city you’ll find sandy beaches with enormous dunes that offer great surfing conditions on the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Every two years Bordeaux organizes a harbor festival, with many Tall Ships visiting.
Situated on the Normandy coast, Cherbourg-Octeville is close to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and to a large nature park in the southeast. This makes Cherbourg perfect as a base for several day trips. But the town itself also has plenty to offer any Windseekers. Visit the Cité de la Mer, a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects, the Botanical Gardens, or the racetrack at La Glacerie. Or discover this typically French town on foot.
Dates: 5 April 2019 - 13 April 2019
Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 54
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: German
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
Epp (20) Estonia
"The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."
Tan (17) Turkey
"If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."
Jet (31) Netherlands
"As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"
You sail on theAlexander von Humboldt II
Alexander von Humboldt II
The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …
It feels like we have been out for a lot longer than we actually have
Vega Gamleby, 01 January 1970
Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg
– by the Trainees
Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg
Part 2: 25-26 August
Today we have learned what all the sails and ropes are called, and what they do. We also saw dolphins again and a whale for the first time. We are getting …
Right now the last cruise of this winter and also my last cruise as captain on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is well underway. The British Virgin Islands is the sailing area, as already mentioned in the former log article. …
* New Prices! Down from 2,200 * From Cuba to Bermuda via Bahamas. Enjoy tropical sailing on a beautiful Tall Ship. Visit beautiful Caribbean islands with their white beaches, lush rainforests and unique mix of cultures. Sail 1,000 nautical miles …
Homeward Bound - part two! In the last voyage of the Eendracht’s winter itinerary you will cross the Atlantic from the remote archipelago of the Azores to Brest in France. Enjoy spending almost two weeks on board, learning the ropes …
Sailing in Cape Verde - last trip of the season. This marvelous journey will start and end on Sal Island, and bring you to a number of different places in Cape Verde. You will have the chance to discover popular …
Winter adventure in the tropics. Join the Oosterschelde for an exploration of the Cape Verde archipelago. Sail and visit by day, sleep on anchor by night - with some overnight crossings to further islands as well. You will visit at …