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Douarnenez (FR) - Oban (GB)

24 July - 02 August 2016

9 days, Oosterschelde

From € 855,-

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4 person cabin p.p.p. : € 855,-
Normal price: € 990,-

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Oosterschelde:
Douarnenez (FR) - Oban (GB)

24 July - 02 August 2016

Mile maker: Douarnenez-Oban. We have about 550 nautical miles to cover. A big part will be on the open water to the Irish Sea. So we need a bit of luck with the direction of the wind. Once we are on the Irish Sea there are lots of beautiful bays and anchor spots to enjoy during the last days of our voyage. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

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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.

  • Oban (GB)

Key points

  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I loved the bond we all made together, and how we had to help each other sailing the ship and setting sails."

    Mia Rosa (17), Denmark

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

An adventurous classic; stepping on board this monumental beauty is like stepping into another world. The atmosphere on board the Oosterschelde is one filled with history and adventure. The classical interior and brass polished details make you feel right at …

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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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  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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