* Places at request * International Exchange with sustainability theme for all nationalities * For trainees aged 15-25, 26-28 at request. Crossing the Bay of Biscay in great company. Board the Gulen Leeuw in a French city of Brest for an exciting journey to northern Spain. On board you will meet young trainees from many different countries, learn to sail a traditional Tall Ship and learn about the microplastics in the oceans with By the Ocean we Unite. You will be actively involved in sailing the ship across the Bay of Biscay, together with the professional crew. The mentors on board will make sure that there’s always something fun to do! You will reach A Coruna in time to see many other Tall Ships, gathered for the 2020 Tall Ships Races event. Spend a couple of days in port, participating in crew-exclusive activities before saying goodbye to all your new friends. For Windseekers aged 15-25, 26-28 at request.
Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.
A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1.800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, A Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.
A Coruña (ES)
Dates: 18 July 2020 - 26 July 2020
Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
Windseekers joining: maximum 60
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
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
Ang (25) Malaysia
"I conquered the fear of climbing up high."
Wietze (16) Netherlands
"Teamwork is the key"
Lieven (23) Belgium
"Setting sails: always fantastic."
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