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Oostende (BE) - Elsfleth (DE)

13 April - 17 April 2017

4 days, Eye of the Wind

From € 396,-

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Eye of the Wind:
Oostende (BE) - Elsfleth (DE)

13 April - 17 April 2017

Enjoy Easter on board of the Eye of the Wind. Sail from Oostende in Flanders, Belgium, to the German Elsfleth. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Oostende is a seaport and tourist destination on the Belgian coast. The original belle époque architecture was largely destroyed by two world wars (and the advent of mass tourism), 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!

Elsfleth is a small town in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town has many maritime traditions, the evidence of which you may find visiting the tall ship club "Großherzogin Elisabeth", sailing club "SWE" and a school of navigation.

  • Oostende (BE)

  • Elsfleth (DE)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 April 2017 - 17 April 2017
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 16:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I loved the bond we all made together, and how we had to help each other sailing the ship and setting sails."

    Mia Rosa (17), Denmark

You sail on the Eye of the Wind

Shipping type: Brigantine
Homeport: Jersey
Date built: 1911
Trainees: 12
Length: 40.23m
Height of mast: 26,30 m
Sail: 750 m2

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