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Amsterdam (NL) - Falmouth (GB)

17 June - 23 June 2015

6 days, Gallant

From € 345,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 345,-

Book this journey

Gallant:
Amsterdam (NL) - Falmouth (GB)

17 June - 23 June 2015

Get ready for Sail Training! Journey from Amsterdam to Falmouth with the Gallant, across the English Channel, and experience the thrill of ocean sailing on this fast logger. Learn to set and trim the sails, pick up a thing or two about navigation, and enroll in the watch system. Work as a team with the experienced crew and your fellow Windseekers to get peak performance from the Gallant. Gaze at the stars during your night watch, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for ship traffic in the always busy English Channel. As a true Windseeker you won’t mind a bit of wind and high seas, which is just as well, as the English Channel can quickly change from calm to choppy. By the time you reach your destination you’ll have found your sea legs, and are ready for more! Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years (from age 12 years at request)

Ports

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam's DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings - one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won't miss a thing!

Falmouth lies near the southwestern tip of the United Kingdom. It’s a quaint port town, surrounded by grassy hills and forests, and famous for its harbor. Going on a hike here is very rewarding! Sailing is a popular pastime in Falmouth, so don’t be surprised if you’re engaged in a lively discussion on the finer points of navigation over a beer in one of the local pubs. Falmouth has been a kind port to Tall Ships, hosting the Tall Ships Races in 1966, 1982, and 1998.

Key points

  • Dates: 17 June 2015 - 23 June 2015
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 17
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Take chances. If you don't try, you'll never know."

    Myriam (20), Belgium

You sail on the Gallant

Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Douarnenez (FR)
Date built: 1916
Trainees: 12
Length: 27,20m
Height of mast: 27,75m
Sail: 415 m2

Life on board Gallant is a great discovery for any trainee. Teamwork is necessary to handle the huge sails or perform any maneuver, and most of the time leads to friendship. The Ship’s very friendly, competent and welcoming crew will …

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Windseeker logs

  • Mentoring on The Maybe

    Maybe, July 2017

    – by Killian Borland (17)

    I was a youth volunteer on The Maybe for the month of June 2017. It was an experience that I will never forget. I loved every minute of it. One of the best things about sailing on The Maybe is that …

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  • Exploring Coastal Waters

    Morgenster Exchange@sea, July 2019

    Norway

    – by Trainees and Mentors

    We present to you: the logbook for the Youth Exchange ‘Exploring Coastal Waters’. This is a written account by participants and mentors Sija & Meri, who were in charge of this matter. It tells the story of our time on …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
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