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Vannes (FR) - Rouen (FR)

02 June - 08 June 2019

6 days, Atyla

From € 490,-

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normal price: € 490,-

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Atyla:
Vannes (FR) - Rouen (FR)

02 June - 08 June 2019

Two French Maritime Festivals. Join the Atyla in the Morbihan Gulf, where multiple vessels will be gathered for the Semaine du Golfe festival. Step on board to meet your new shipmates, learn the safety procedures and, finally, sail out. You will round the Brittany and enter the English Channel on your way to Rouen. L’Armada Rouen 2019 will be a unique celebration, connected to the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta. Many vessels will gather there to celebrate peace and friendship in Europe. The festival will take place between 6 and 16 of June and you can stay on board the Atyla for the duration – see the other journey. Open to all Windseekers, minumum age 15 years.

Ports

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…

Rouen is a city with long history located on the River Seine in Normandy, North France. It's also the venue of L'Armada, a sailing festival which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. When visiting Rouen you can't miss the Gothic Cathedral and Palais de Justice. For nature lovers the Roumare Forest just outside the city is the place to be, while art enthusiasts should visit Musee Secq des Tournelles - the wrought iron museum.

  • Vannes (FR)

  • Rouen (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 June 2019 - 8 June 2019
  • Embarkation: 11:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • 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
  • "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

    Ang (25), Malaysia

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 Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

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  • Morgenster EU-Exchange 1

    Morgenster, July 2015

    Belfast - Alesund

    – by Jack (20) and Arnoud (27)

    Our final day in the harbour was marked by a delightfully late breakfast, allowing everybody a proper recovery from the festivities of the prior day. The day was marked by the first happy hour of the journey, where every watch …

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