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Vlissingen (NL) - Oostende (BE)

18 May - 25 May 2016

7 days, Gallant

From € 395,-

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Gallant:
Vlissingen (NL) - Oostende (BE)

18 May - 25 May 2016

It’s time to escape and go on an adventure! Join the Gallant for her Centennial Cruise 2016 from Vlissingen, the Netherlands to Oostende. Meet fellow Windseekers on deck, where you will quickly learn to work as a team, under the guidance of the crew. Set and trim the sails, do some ropework, climb the rigging if circumstances allow, and help out with ship upkeep and navigation. Your yourney will take you across the North Sea to Ramsgate in Southeast England, where you can explore the city before heading towards Oostende, in time for the event “Oostende voor Anker”. Make new friends, enjoy the open skies, visit new places, and get away from it all – all in just one week! Windseekers can join from all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Vlissingen, a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren.
Vlissingen is mainly noted for the yards on the Scheldt where most of the ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Oostende is a seaport and tourism 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 check out a Belgian tavern for a ‘pinteke’. And don’t forget the beach, which can be crowded in the summer!

  • Vlissingen (NL)

  • Oostende (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 May 2016 - 25 May 2016
  • Embarkation: 20:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 16
  • 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
  • "At first I didn't know what to expect and I felt kind of insecure, but the crew was really amazing and I had an unforgettable journey."

    Finn (15), 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

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