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Szczecin (PL) - Lowestoft (GB)

07 August - 20 August 2017

13 days, Leila

From € 800,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 800,-

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Leila:
Szczecin (PL) - Lowestoft (GB)

07 August - 20 August 2017

New price! Sail the Leila from Szczecin, Poland, across the North Sea, towards Lowesoft in Great Britain. Enjoy the late summer voyage, during which you will be a part of the crew. Set the sails, steer the vessel and make sure everything runs smoothly. Become one with nature and experience life on a sea. Please be aware that on the Leila the meals are only included on the Tall Ships Races legs so for this journey additional fee applies. Open to Windseekers of 16 years and older (12-16 accompanied by an adult and at request).

Ports

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

Lowestoft is a town on the North Sea coast of England. It is an old sea port and fishing center. Cherish the atmosphere of the lively harbour with its fountains, coffee shops and little food stands. Visit the Mincarlo - Floating Maritime Museum to learn about the life of fishermen in the old days or an old Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum run by volunteers who will happily share their knowledge. For a relaxing afternoon take a walk in Somerleyton Hall and Gardens.

  • Szczecin (PL)

  • Lowestoft (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 16 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 6
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation, excludes meal costs and 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 bags and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "You have to try it! You will get to know a side of you that you didn’t think you had. I learned a lot, and I became more independent after this trip!"

    Amalie (20)

You sail on the Leila

Shipping type: Gaff cutter with extensive sail wardrobe
Homeport: Lowestoft (UK)
Date built: 1892
Trainees: 6
Length: 13m
Height of mast: 13m
Sail: 90 m2

In 125 years of Leila's existence she has had multiple owners. They've been using her both as a sailing yacht and as a home. These days she is a Sail Training vessel, operated by the Leila Sailing Trust. The Trust …

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Windseeker logs

  • Dolphins

    Pollenca

    Oosterschelde

    Pollenca, Spain

    – by Ship

    The harbour of Soller is situated beautifully in a small natural bay at the northern side of the island Mallorca. Directly after departure we set the sails and with a southwestern wind 4-5 Bft we sailed to the east side …

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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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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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