Autumn sailing on the Eendracht. Board the ship in Rotterdam for a week-long 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 towards the French city of Brest. 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 holiday is a great way to break the autumn routine and give you energy for the upcoming winter! Open to Windseekers aged 15-80 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: 31 October 2021 - 7 November 2021
Embarkation: 9:45 / Disembarkation: 12:00
For Windseekers aged 15-80 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 Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).
This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else.After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.
What does it mean?
In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.
Samantha (18) Australia
"I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."
Tan (17) Turkey
"If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."
Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands
"It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."
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