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Gosport (GB) - Blyth (GB)

21 August - 28 August 2016

7 days, Maybe

From € 770,-

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Maybe:
Gosport (GB) - Blyth (GB)

21 August - 28 August 2016

Join the Maybe and her crew for a week and sail from Gosporth to Blyht. Start at the Solent and cross the English Channel and go north at the NorthSea. You will see a lot of vessels going north as well for Sail Blyth! The Tall Ships Races 2016 will be celebrating a diamond anniversary as it will be sixty years since the first Tall Ships race in 1956. And the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta will be held for only the second time in six years – so we are particularly pleased to be visiting two excellent, but contrasting ports. For Blyth in Northumberland, UK this is the first major Tall Ships event they have hosted and the town is eager to welcome the international fleet of Tall Ships. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The Gosport peninsula has 17 miles (27 km) of waterfront on Portsmouth Harbour and The Solent and is a maritime playground for all. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, Gosport was a major naval town. The pebble beach at Stokes Bay slopes steeply into the sea which is great to see. It offers fine views of the shipping going in and out of Portsmouth and Southampton and the many pleasure craft from the many marinas along The Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Blyth is a town in southeast Northumberland, England. On the coast, to the south of the River Blyth, where its name comes from. The main industries were coal mining and shipbuilding, with the salt trade, fishing and the railways also playing an role. Today, the port handles up to 1.5 million tonnes of cargo. Walk over the quayside or go to the beach. Visit the market place. The lighthouse “ High Light”, was built in 3 stages; 10,66m in 1788; in 1888 4,26m was added and the final 3,82 m in 1900.

  • Gosport (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 21 August 2016 - 28 August 2016
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: 14
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

    Joanna (21), Iceland

You sail on the Maybe

Maybe under sail
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Hull (UK)
Date built: 1933
Trainees: 14
Length: 22m
Height of mast: 24,7m
Sail: 680 sq m

Maybe is a Dutch wooden sailing ketch launched in 1933 and designed for round the world cruising. After a complete restoration the Ship has returned to the Tall Ships Races recently. She has a full schedule of sailing in Tall …

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Windseeker logs

  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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  • Green Sailing

    Windseeker, 30 August 2018

    Amsterdam

    – by Anna

    Sailing is inherently a "green" activity. Although, like most of the other things we do on this planet, sailing does contribute to the environmental pollution, we do a lot on board to stop it. And hopefully good habits learned on …

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