Autumn sailing on the Eendracht. Board the ship in Rotterdam for a week of an active sailing adventure. Leave the harbour behind and set the sails together with the professional crew. From now on, you’ll sail where the wind takes you, slowly making your way to the final destination. You will sail day and night, keeping watch with your fellow trainees, actively sailing the ship together. If possible, you will make a stop along the way to stretch your legs, before embarking on the rest of your journey to Brest. This active vacation is a great way to break the autumn routine and give you energy for the upcoming winter! Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.
Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife; during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.
Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.
Dates: 25 October 2020 - 1 November 2020
Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 36
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English and Dutch
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
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
Lieven (23) Belgium
"Setting sails: always fantastic."
Samantha (18) Australia
"I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."
Stephanie (42) France
"I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."
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