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Bremerhaven (DE) - Saint-Malo (FR)

01 September - 08 September 2015

7 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 490,-

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Sail Training

25 : € 490,-
> 25 : € 925,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Bremerhaven (DE) - Saint-Malo (FR)

01 September - 08 September 2015

Board the Alexander von Humboldt II for a Sail Training Journey from Bremerhaven to Saint Malo – a perfect opportunity for any Windseeker! Learn all about sailing Tall Ships from the experienced crew and make new friends amongst your fellow Windseekers, as you discover the North Sea and the English Channel. Hoist and trim the sails, help steer and navigate, and lend a hand with chores on deck and below. Work together as a team to boost Alexander von Humboldt to new heights of sailing performance. Enjoy the adventure of the open seas, gaze up at the stars on your night watch, and learn how to execute sail manoeuvres perfectly. The North Sea and the English Channel are challenging waters, due to their sometimes choppy waves and heavy trafffic. An ideal training ground for Windseekers who want plenty of practice. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Bremerhaven is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany's trade. The town was founded in 1827, but settlements in the vicinity were settled as early as the 12th century. The main attractions for tourists are found at the Havenwelten and include the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum, featuring the Hansekogge, a vintage cog dating from 1380, excavated in Bremen in 1962, and the historical harbour with a number of museum ships.

Saint-Malo is an ancient French port. Within its old city walls you will find historic streets and alleys, a castle, and the Saint Vincent cathedral. The restaurants serve some of the freshest fish and fruits de mer you’ve ever eaten, straight from the fish market. The historic city centre has a romantic vibe that will have you wishing you could just stay a little while longer. Much of it was destroyed in World War II, but reconstructed in the original 18th century style.

Key points

  • Dates: 1 September 2015 - 8 September 2015
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 54
  • 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
  • "This trip was about pushing your boundaries."

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You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bremerhaven (DE)
Date built: 2011
Trainees: 54
Length: 65m
Height of mast: 32,9 m
Sail: 1360 m2

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 …

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