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Douarnenez (FR) - Oban (GB)

30 July - 08 August 2018

9 days, Oosterschelde

From € 850,-

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price 4 bedscabin : € 850,-
price 2 bedscabin: € 990,-

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Oosterschelde:
Douarnenez (FR) - Oban (GB)

30 July - 08 August 2018

* Last places available – contact info@windseeker.org * Mile maker Douarnenez-Oban. Sail from France to Scotland. From Douarnenez to Oban the ship will have to 550 nautical miles to cover. A big part will be on the open water to the Irish Sea. So the ship and crew need a bit of luck with the direction of the wind. Once the ship reach the Irish Sea and near the Scottish coast there are lots of beautiful bays and anchor spots to enjoy during the last days of the voyage. Open to all ages, minumum age 15 years.

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Douarnenez is a picturesque seaside town in the Cornouaille region at the end of the Brittany peninsula, close to the Western-most point of France. Traditional Breton society is evident in the narrow streets and alongside the 4 harbours that open to the Atlantic Ocean. After dis-embarking, visit the Maritime museum or the surprise-packed Isle of Tristan. If it's summer, explore the area - pick between beaches, restaurant-lined quaysides and local villages.

Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

  • Douarnenez (FR)

  • Oban (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 July 2018 - 8 August 2018
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: mximum of 24
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "Super great experience, I recommend it to everyone. I loved it!!! Everything was perfect."

    Michael (17), Belgium

You sail on the Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde
Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1917
Trainees: 24
Length: 50m
Height of mast: 36m
Sail: 891 m2

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