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Portree (GB) - Oban (GB)

24 September - 01 October 2016

7 days, Eye of the Wind

From € 1750,-

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Eye of the Wind:
Portree (GB) - Oban (GB)

24 September - 01 October 2016

Join the crew of the Eye of the Wind in celebrating an anniversary: Exactly 40 years ago, on 25 September 1976, the ship left for the maiden voyage under the new name Eye of the Wind. Sail the Atlantic Ocean from the Isle of Skye in Inner Hebrides archipelago to the little Oban port in western Scotland.

Ports

Portree is a picturesque but busy town on a Scottish Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. Enjoy beautiful cliffs towering over town, walk through the bustling harbour, and don't forget to visit the Aros centre to learn all you can about the Gaelic culture. Spend a little bit more time to get out of town and explore the beautiful island's nature.

Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

  • Portree (GB)

  • Oban (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 September 2016 - 1 October 2016
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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
  • "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone."

    Agathe (26), France

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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