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Cherbourg (FR) - Port Blanc (FR)

18 May - 26 May 2019

8 days, Morgenster

From € 740,-

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Sail Training

hammock: € 740,-
place in 4 pers. cabin: € 890,-
place in 2 pers. cabin: € 990

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Morgenster:
Cherbourg (FR) - Port Blanc (FR)

18 May - 26 May 2019

Spring Sailing in Northern France. Board the Morgenster for a nice start of the season, before the busiest time of the year starts! Get on board in Cherbourg and enjoy cruising around Britanny, amking your way to Port Blanc. Spend over a week on board, learning to sail: from setting and trimming the sails, to navigating and steering. You will also have the opportunity to climb the masts, and – most of all – enjoy your time on the sea, without daily distractions. Open to all Windseekers aged 15 and over.

Ports

Situated on the Normandy coast, Cherbourg-Octeville is close to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and to a large nature park in the southeast. This makes Cherbourg perfect as a base for several day trips. But the town itself also has plenty to offer any Windseekers. Visit the Cité de la Mer, a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects, the Botanical Gardens, or the racetrack at La Glacerie. Or discover this typically French town on foot.

Port-Blanc is a small village in the department Côtes-d’Armor, on the North coast of Brittany. It is said to have one of the most beautiful coasts in the region. For history, visit the traditional Britain chapel, made of stones and semi-buried. Enjoy the view of the small islands nearby, the seascape and the breathtaking coast of Granit Rose. And if you like to keep active, go hiking near the coast, on the Les Douaniers path, among the beautiful fragrance of local flowers.

  • Cherbourg (FR)

  • Port Blanc (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • 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: towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

    Boukje (15), Netherlands

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

  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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  • Statsraad Lehmkul

    The Best Two Weeks of my Life!

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, July 2016

    Antwerp - Lisbon

    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I began my sailing adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

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