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La Coruña (ES) - IJmuiden (NL)

19 July - 03 August 2015

15 days, Anne-Margaretha

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Price p.p. 2 persons cabin : € 995,-
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Anne-Margaretha:
La Coruña (ES) - IJmuiden (NL)

19 July - 03 August 2015

Sail from La Coruna, Spain to IJmuiden in the Netherlands. The perfect Journey for a Windseeker, with a thousand miles of ocean sailing! You’ll have ample opportunity to find your sea legs while you cross the Gulf of Biscay on a northerly course. Along the way you will visit St. Malo in France, one or more of the Channel Islands, and the harbour of Dieppe. The experienced crew will teach you all about ocean sailing, so get ready to hoist some sails, keep a lookout while on watch, and help keep the ship shipshape. But don’t forget to take in the beautiful sights along the way. You’ll likely spot dolphins and whales nearby. The Anne-Margaretha is a fast yacht, so be prepared for some serious sailing! Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

La Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, la Coruña’s restaurants can help you out

IJmuiden, on the west coast of the Netherlands, is the water gateway to Amsterdam. Cruise ships, cargo vessels and pleasure yachts pass through its busy locks every day, while the IJmuiden marina is an excellent spot to shelter for the North Sea storms. IJmuiden offers a wide, sandy beach that is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. Behind the dunes you’ll find a small nature reserve, perfect for a hike or a run. IJmuiden’s restaurants serve fresh fish, straight from the local market.

Key points

  • Dates: 19 July 2015 - 3 August 2015
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
  • 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: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "This adventure brings a lot of feelings with it, it's a wake-up call for life."

    Ian (20), Belgium

You sail on the Anne-Margaretha

Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Haarlem (NL)
Date built: 1998
Trainees: 10
Length: 22m
Height of mast: 22
Sail: 515 m2

The dream of Heinz Wutschke and Greet Dekker to sail the oceans with their own ship became true when they built the Anne-Margaretha. Far away from everyday commotion you experience the special peace and quiet of sailing the ocean. Dolphins …

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