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Port-Vendres (FR) - Fecamp (FR)

14 April - 09 May 2024

25 days, Morgenster

From € 2500,-

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p.p. in 4-person cabin: € 2500,-
p.p. in 2-person cabin: € 3100,-

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Morgenster:
Port-Vendres (FR) - Fecamp (FR)

14 April - 09 May 2024

Step on board the Morgenster in Port Vendres, on the Mediterranean coast of France for an epic journey of 26 days and 2,000 nautical miles! Sail over the Med, along the coast of Spain, and cross the Strait of Gibraltar, where Europe and Africa meet with only 13 km between them. Reach the Atlantic Ocean and change the tack to sail north along the west coasts of Portugal and Spain. Weather expectations depending, you will cross Biascay or head respectfully more west. Finally you will sail almost all the Channel to end up in Fecamp where a nice maritime festival will be starting. The places to stop along the way depend on the winds, but will likely include the Portuguese or Spanish coasts, and the Channel Islands. Are you ready for this adventure?
Open to all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Port-Vendres is a fishing port on the Mediterranean coast of France, next to the Spanish border. This town of only 5,000 inhabitants is famous for its fish and seafood restaurants which you should visit for a lovely meal with a seaside view. Go to the Paulilles Recreational Park to spend the day in nature, a dynamite factory Dynamiterie de Paulilles located right on a beach or the Vinaigrerie la Guinelle to observe the pricess of making an organic vinegar.


Fecamp is a port town in the Normandy region of France. Its long-standing maritime and fishing traditions date back at least to the 10th century. Since then many Tall Ships have left Fecamp on cod fishing campaigns. It is also home to a Benedictine Fecamp Abbey, founded in middle ages. Its Palais Bénédictine is now open to visitors and well worth a visit. You can also simply enjoy the maritime atmosphere of the town, strolling down a beautiful harbour and having seafood in a local restaurants.

  • Port-Vendres (FR)

  • Fecamp (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 14 April 2024 - 9 May 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • 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 bag and towels – only for hammocks; bedding and towels are provided in cabins.
  • "A thrilling journey full of breath-taking moments which have taught me that live should always be lived at its fullest."

    Jorge (18), Spain

You sail on the Morgenster

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

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

  • Ship

    Absolutely Awesome Day

    Europa

    Southern Atlantic Ocean

    – by Annie van Haaren

    Today was absolutely awesome. Waking from a good 7 hour sleep to breakfast, first time in 5 days as I had been sleeping right through it when on the dog watch. We had watch from 8 am till 12 midday. …

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  • A Gentle Reminder of How Far We’ve Come

    Gulden Leeuw, August 2017

    Halifax - Le Havre Atlantic Crossing

    – by Trainees

    August 3rd Hannson Paul, Phil Truchon Second day ocean sailing in Rendez-Vous 2017, all is going well so far. Yesterday we had to take down all the sails and begin to use our engine towards the next checkpoint due to the lack …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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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.