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Le Havre (FR) - Bordeaux (FR) - Bilbao (ES)

03 September - 17 September 2017

14 days, Atyla

From € 1440,-

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Atyla:
Le Havre (FR) - Bordeaux (FR) - Bilbao (ES)

03 September - 17 September 2017

Join the Atyla with her Spanish crew! Voyage of 10 days sailing and 4 days in ports. You will start in the beautiful French harbour le Havre and will make a stop in Bordeaux on the 10th of September, then visit San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and make a stop in Leketio. On board you participate in the daily working of the ship alongside professional seamen, standing lookout, manning the helm, helping in the galley, hoisting sail and voluntarily have the chance to climb the rigging/mast. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

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.

  • Le Havre (FR)

  • Bilbao (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 3 September 2017 - 17 September 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 18
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Spanish
  • 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
  • Aron (18)

    "I BECAME MUCH MORE CONFIDENT AND EXPLORED MY LIMITS"

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

  • Samantha (18) Australia

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

You sail on the Atyla

Atyla

Small Ships

Atyla

The Atyla is a true Spanish ship! She boasts the magnificent-looking, hand carved wooden elements, with the great entourage. To relax, enjoy the leather seating in the saloon where you can listen to the crew's stories from far-away seas. In …

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Windseeker logs

  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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  • A Gentle Reminder of How Far We’ve Come

    Gulden Leeuw, August 2017

    Halifax - Le Havre Atlantic Crossing

    – by Trainees

    August 3rd Hannson Paul, Phil Truchon Second day ocean sailing in Rendez-Vous 2017, all is going well so far. Yesterday we had to take down all the sails and begin to use our engine towards the next checkpoint due to the lack …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet

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