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Whitby (GB) - Sunderland (GB)

07 July - 13 July 2018

6 days, Atyla

From € 660,-

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trainee: € 660,-
passenger: € 990,-

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Whitby (GB) - Sunderland (GB)

07 July - 13 July 2018

Delivery journey to the Tall Ships Sunderland Festival. Board the Spanish Ship Atyla in Whitby and set course north towards Sunderland. Sail on the North Sea, get your sea legs and take part in Atyla’s personal development programme before going back to the coast. Once you reach the port you will meet the crews of dozens of vessels, who will have gathered to celebrate the opening of 2018 Tall Ships Races – the biggest annual Tall Ship event! As part of Atyla’s crew for this trip you will be able to join all the activities in port, such as Crew Party and Crew Parade. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.


Whitby is a fishing town and port on the north-east coast of England. It is an atmospheric town with a rich maritime, and then tourist, past. The west cliff leads visitors up the winding khyber pass to the Captain Cook monument rows of Georgian guesthouses, whilst the East Cliff's narrow shop-filled lanes lead up the 199 steps to the Church and Abbey over-looking the harbour. Visitors could spend a week exploring the beaches, hunting for fossils or trying some seriously good fish and chips.

Sunderland is a coastal city in North East England, aging back to the 7th century. Whether you're a nature or a culture lover, you will surely find a bunch of nice activities to do! For instance, have a lovely day out with fish&chips for lunch at the Roker & Seaburn Beaches or take a relaxing walk in Herrington Country Park. Also, go on a trip to the picturesque Penshaw Monument. Discover the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

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Key points

  • Dates: 7 July 2018 - 13 July 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
  • "It was an absolute joy to steer for hours when the wind was blowing, and even when it was completely dead. I loved to see the sea, I loved the silence of the ocean."

    Barnabas (22), Hungary

You sail on the 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

  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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  • Arrival at Mindelo, Sao Vicente


    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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