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Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

18 February - 25 February 2017

7 days, Eye of the Wind

From € 875,-

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Eye of the Wind:
Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

18 February - 25 February 2017

Take the time off your busy winter schedule for a little carnival trip in the Canary Islands! Enjoy wonderful sailing conditions on your journey from Tenerife to Gran Canaria and get in the celebratory mood: While the Eye of the Wind will not be turned into a noisy party boat, expect to enjoy a selection of exotic cocktails aboard. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the shared capital of the Canary Islands, together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The central square Plaza de España is a real eye-catcher, situated between the ocean and the old, bustling city centre. Lose yourself in the crowded alleys, find a spot on one of the terraces, or leave town and discover the rugged volcanic landscape. The museum of Nature and Man is worth a visit. Chances are you’ll find pilot whales in the waters around Tenerife, so keep an eye out!

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a cosmopolitan town, the shared capital (with Santa Cruz) of the Canary Islands. Situated on the ‘wet’ north side, the city feels more authentic than the touristy places on the ‘dry’ south side. Las Palmas offers beaches, cheap shopping, culture and excitement with a night life, primarily in the district of Vegueta. Its culture is decidedly Spanish, mixed with influences from all over the world, as Las Palmas’ port has been in operation for centuries.

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife (ES)

  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 February 2017 - 25 February 2017
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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
  • "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars..."

    Mathijn (13), Netherlands

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

More than 100 years ago a sailing legend came to life: in 1911, the German Lühring shipyard built a gaff schooner named Friedrich. In 1955 she ran aground in a heavy strom off the Swedish west coast. The wreck was …

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Windseeker logs

  • How to avoid and deal with seasickness

    – by Windseeker

    A lot of Windseekers mention the fear of seasickness as one of their biggest pre-journey anxieties. Most of us have been there, and lived to tell the tale. Today we come to you with a handful of advice on how …

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  • Arrival Kristiansand

    Vega Gamleby

    Skarhamn - Kristiansand - Aalborg

    – by Jeroen (18) and Anouk (16)

    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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Photos

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