Sailing to Semaine du Golfe 2019. Board the Atyla in her homeport in Bilbao, straight after she celebrates 35th birthday! Have lunch with your new shipmates and learn everything you need to know before departing with the high tide. Make your way across the Bay of Biscay over the next 3-4 days. Depending on the time, you might make a short stop along the way. Finally you will reach your destination in the Morbihan Gulf on May 26. From then on, you will spend your days on board, helping Atyla’s crew during the famous sailing festival Semaine du Golfe (about 5 hours a day). You can also choose to disembark on May 27th, without staying for the festival – see the other journey. Open to all Windseekers, minumum age 15 years.
Bilbao is a port in the northern tip of the Iberian peninsula, founded in the 14th century. Later on it became an important commercial hub for the Basque region. Today, Bilbao is a vigorous service city. The iconic Bilbao Guggenheim museum is a must-see. Also take some time to walk around the city centre and visit the Exteberria Park. Around the city you can do many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking and surfing.
Vannes is a medieval French town with a distinctly Breton character. The well-preserved old city centre boasts many small pedestrian streets and colorful buildings, so go ahead and explore! Its sheltered location in the Golfe du Morbihan makes Vannes a populair sailing destination, and the surrounding countryside offers beautiful scenery – a perfect setting for a hike! In the summer Vannes organizes a Jazz festival and a historic festival, so you might be in luck when you arrive…
Dates: 22 May 2019 - 1 June 2019
Embarkation: 13:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 16
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: official Atyla T-shirt, 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
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: towels
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
Annette (18) Denmark
"I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"
Epp (20) Estonia
"The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."
Axel (23) France
"It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."
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