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Saint-Malo (FR) - Harlingen (NL)

07 April - 12 April 2015

5 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 325,-

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25 : € 325,-
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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Saint-Malo (FR) - Harlingen (NL)

07 April - 12 April 2015

Immerse yourself in the rich sailing history of Saint Malo. Step into the footprints of sailors who discovered and mapped the seas you are going to cross. Escape the fortified island and smell the scent of sailing freedom. Hear the seagulls sing while you set course to the Netherlands. On your journey with the Alexander von Humboldt you’ll learn a lot about ocean sailing. You’ll be on watch, help steer the ship, set sails, and do odd jobs both on deck and below. A perfect opportunity to broaden your horizon while you discover the Gulf of Biscay, the English Channel, and the North Sea! By the time you arrive in Harlingen, you’ll have developed your sea legs. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

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.

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

Key points

  • Dates: 7 April 2015 - 12 April 2015
  • 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
  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

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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