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Nieuwpoort (BE) - Belfast (GB)

25 June - 04 July 2015

9 days, Antwerp Flyer

From € 600,-

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Antwerp Flyer:
Nieuwpoort (BE) - Belfast (GB)

25 June - 04 July 2015

Sail with Antwerp Flyer from Belgium to Northern Ireland, across the English Channel and up the Irish Sea on this delivery Journey. The English Channel is one of the busiest trading routes in the World, so keep a sharp eye on the traffic as you help the crew with trimming the sails. Once you reach the British coast you’ll be met with beautiful vistas, and perhaps there’s time for a short stop in a town or near a beach? But make no mistake: this is primarily a sailing Journey, so expect to be on deck both during the day and night. Together you and the crew harness the elements to get Antwerp Flyer to Belfast, in time for the Tall Ships Races 2015. Open to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Nieuwpoort, on the Belgian coast, is a smal town and port. It has historically been the theatre of many battles, and that alone makes Nieuwpoort well worth a visit. Walk around the old town centre and you’ll see several historic buildings. And if you’re up for a bit more action, the beach and the dunes will offer opportunities for a swim, a run, and many different water activities. Close to Nieuwpoort you’ll find the historic cities of Gent and Bruges, both excellent options for a city trip.

Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. It started out as a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised Belfast’s lough was deep and their shores were the perfect haven for repairing sea ravaged ships. Today Belfast is a wonderful city to explore! Visit the Titanic quarter waterfront, the Ulster Museum, or the Odyssey area where you’ll find lots of entertainment. And spend some time in one of Belfast’s many pubs.

Key points

  • Dates: 25 June 2015 - 4 July 2015
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 14
  • 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
  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

  • Ang (25) Malaysia

    "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

You sail on the Antwerp Flyer

Antwerp Flyer

Yachts

Antwerp Flyer

Antwerp Flyer is an aluminium seagoing sail yacht with a length of 27.5 m and launched in 1991. It has all the good qualities of a sail yacht. She sails beautifully close to the wind; she is fast and behaves …

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Windseeker logs

  • Clean Circle Navigators 2019: plastic research

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of By The Ocean We Unite
    & Anna Gudarowska, Windseeker

    In 2019 Windseeker teamed up with By the Ocean we Unite (now: The Ocean Movement) for the first time. In the summer 148 Windseekers took part in the first Sustainable Sailing journeys (now: Clean Circle Navigators) on four Tall Ships. …

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  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
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