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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. It is best known for its centuries-old harbour as well as shipyards of the Dutch Royal Navy. The longstanding marine traditions can be seen in the Maritime Muzeeum – you can spend hours there! Stretch your legs by taking a little stroll down the Boulevard van Vlissingen with its many establishments and go to see the Panorama Walcheren and the Sint Jacob church.

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!

  • 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
  • Myriam (20) Belgium

    "TAKE CHANCES. IF YOU DON'T TRY, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW."

  • Aron (18)

    "I BECAME MUCH MORE CONFIDENT AND EXPLORED MY LIMITS"

  • Roos (16)

    "THIS TRIP WAS ABOUT PUSHING YOUR BOUNDARIES"

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Gallant

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Windseeker logs

  • Sailing on Morgenster During the Tall Ships Races

    Morgenster, July 2018

    Esbjerg-Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Elin Giese, Sweden, 2nd time Trainee

    Being a trainee on board a tall ship is an experience you can’t compare with everyday life. This is my short article about how it is to sail with the Morgenster before and during the Tall Ships Races.   We all met …

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  • We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together.

    Vega Gamleby

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 1: 23-24 August We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together. We are friends. We are family. We are the champion.   23-August-2016: Linda Today it was a wonderful day. We started with a climb lesson for the …

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