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Saint Malo (FR) - Bremerhaven (DE)

10 April - 20 April 2016

10 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 750,-

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25: € 750,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Saint Malo (FR) - Bremerhaven (DE)

10 April - 20 April 2016

Join Alexander von Humboldt II for a crossing of the North Sea, from the beautiful harbor town Saint Malo to Bremerhaven where the vessel will feel at home. On this Sail Training Journey you and your fellow Windseekers will learn all about tall ship sailing under the guidance of the cew. The square rigged ALEX 2 is perfectly suited for sail training, so you’ll get plenty of opportunity to hone your newfound skills. You and your shipmates will become fast friends as you work together to harness the winds and battle the big swell of the North Sea. But don’t forget to keep an eye on the horizon, because there might be whales nearby! At night, the starry skies will mesmerize you. By the time you arrive in Bremerhaven you’ll have gained new skills and experience in an adventure you will never forget! Open for all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Saint Malo port is commercial, located in France and classified national interest. Saint-Malo has two marinas: the first is located in the Vauban Basin under the walls of the fortified city and the second is part of the district of Saint-Servan. Saint Malo is a historic city dating back to the 12th century with large fortifications and which has grown over time.

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 (FR)

  • Bremerhaven (DE)

Key points

  • Dates: 10 April 2016 - 20 April 2016
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and 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
  • 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
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

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

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