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Oostende (BE) - Kiel (DE)

30 May - 06 June 2016

7 days, Kapitan Borchardt

From € 831,-

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Kapitan Borchardt:
Oostende (BE) - Kiel (DE)

30 May - 06 June 2016

Sail along on this beautiful classic Polish sailing ship at the North Sea to the Eastsea and cross the Kielercanal to Kiel. When the wind is well and the direction okay the ship will have time for some stop(s) or anghoring. Each day will be different. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

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!

Kiel is a German port town on the Baltic coast, widely known for its yearly ‘Kiel week’ – the biggest yearly regatta in the world! Many thousands of boats and ships of all kinds and eras take part in the parade. Kiel Week is also a festival, Volksfest and fair as well as a maritime event. But Kiel offers more: a slew of museums (zoological, geological, historical, fine art, industrial, and military museums), a city centre with relaxed atmosphere, and the water and shores of the Kieler Fjord.

  • Oostende (BE)

  • Kiel (DE)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 May 2016 - 6 June 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 26-32 trainees
  • 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: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Special Facebook-page of the voyage to contact fellow-Windseekers in advance and possibility to travel together
  • Aron (18)

    "I BECAME MUCH MORE CONFIDENT AND EXPLORED MY LIMITS"

  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

You sail on the Kapitan Borchardt

Small Ships

Kapitan Borchardt

This sail training vessel is a three-masted gaff-rigged schooner. Learn how to sail this big Ship together. Climb the mast. Be the helmsmen. Trim the sails. All together with your fellow trainees. The Kapitan Borchardt has comfortable accommodation, such as with 3 …

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Windseeker logs

  • Wylde Swan

    Salty Eyelashes and the Endless Ocean

    Wylde Swan, 14 October - 21 November

    Sailing from Harlingen to Tenerife. On board: crew and trainees

    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing the Ship for strong backwinds and high waves. For Barry (the small sail) it’s the perfect time to show up. Carefully putting …

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  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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