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Ostend (BE) - Calais (FR)

12 May - 20 May 2018

8 days, Atyla

From € 575,-

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Sail Training

first 6 people booking: € 575,-
Normal price: € 710,-
passenger: € 1150

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Atyla:
Ostend (BE) - Calais (FR)

12 May - 20 May 2018

Sailing only by sail guaranteed + 8 days surrounded by Tall Ships. Board the Atyla in Ostend, Belgium, on the last day of the Oostende voor Anker sailing festival – just in time to leave the port in a Parade of Sail, among dozens of other vessels. Since you will sail out shortly after embarkation, you will not spend the time at this festival – but you will be able to participate fully in the celebrations in Calais. And because the distance to cover is very small, the Atyla will be able to choose her own route, which means no hurrying and lots of sailing! Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. Special price for the first 6 trainees (last spot). Sail as a passenger for EUR 1,150.

Ports

Ostend (Oostende in Flemish) is a seaport and tourist destination on the Belgian coast. The original belle époque architecture was largely destroyed by two world wars, but the city still has plenty of worthwhile sights to see, such as the Mu.ZEE, the Petrus and Paulus church, and the fort Napolean. Visit one of the museums, check out the lively cultural agenda, and step in a Belgian tavern for a ‘pinteke’. And don’t forget the beach, which can be crowded in the summer!

Calais is the largest city in Pas-de-Calais and the Port of Calais is the fourth largest in France. Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, which is the narrowest part of the English canal, and on a clear day you can easily see the White Cliffs of Dover from the Calais shore! Visit art galleries, relax at the Calais Beach, see the famous lighthouse and take a walk inside the Fort Risban walls. Calais also has many beautiful historical monuments, such as Eglise Notre-Dame.

  • Ostend (BE)

  • Calais (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 12 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), Netherlands

You sail on the Atyla

Atyla
Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Maritime Museum Of Bilbao (ES)
Date built: 1980-1984
Trainees: 15
Length: 31.3m
Height of mast: 25 m
Sail: 400m2

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

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    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

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    Thalassa, July 2023

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    – by Trainees

    Day 7 – Sunday 23rd July In the morning we left the port of Aber Wrach. Because there was a storm the day before, there was a lot of swell on the water. We started the day with making our own deodorant …

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Photos

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