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Amsterdam (NL) - La Grande Motte (FR)

24 February - 23 March 2022

27 days, Morgenster

From € 3990,-

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place in 2-pers cabin: € 3990,-

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Morgenster:
Amsterdam (NL) - La Grande Motte (FR)

24 February - 23 March 2022

Only places left in 2-person cabins. European Sailing Adventure. Join the Morgenster in Amsterdam for an epic sailing journey of 27 days! Start by sailing along the North Sea and the English Channel, with possible stops in Channel Islands or the Isle of Wight. Make your way to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean and turn the course south, towards Spain, leaving the Bay of Biscay to the west. Visit beautiful ports of the Ibearian Penninsula, with possible stops in A Coruna, Vigo, Porto and Lisbon. Then make your way through the Strait of Gibraltar, entering the Mediterranean Sea. Make a stop in the Balearic Islands and Barcelona before sailing to your final destination: La Grande Motte, on the south coast of France. Open to all Windseekers over 15 years old.

Ports

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam’s DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings – one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won’t miss a thing!

La Grande Motte is a small town in southern France, very popular for summer retreats. Do you feel like stretching your new sea legs after a long sailing journey? Take a walk along one of the beautiful beaches, swim in the sea, then lay back in the sand and relax. Or, if you still need more adventure, engage in one of the outdoor activities like paragliding, windsurfing or ziplining. And in the evening sit with your crew mates in a beach bar with a drink of your choice.

  • Amsterdam (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 February 2022 - 23 March 2022
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

You sail on the Morgenster

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder (NL)
Date built: 1919
Trainees: 35
Length: 48m
Height of mast: 29m
Sail: 600m2

Stop and Stare. This is what Marian and Harry Muter – the owners – had in mind, when people would look upon the Morgenster. And they succeeded. As a result of their refit, the Morgenster is a stunning and elegant …

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Windseeker logs

  • Almost Home

    Oosterschelde

    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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  • Changing the way we think: Looking for Sustainable Horizons

    Gulden Leeuw, July/August 2019

    The Hague - London - Amsterdam

    – by Trainees

    Participating countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, UK and Italy.   The Logbook 27th of July 2019 Already on the bus on my way to The Hague I met another trainee with whom I found the Gulden Leeuw. We arrived quite early. On the …

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Photos

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.