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Douarnenez (FR) - Oban (GB)

24 July - 02 August 2016

9 days, Oosterschelde

From € 855,-

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person cabin p.p.p. : € 855,-
> person cabin p.p.p. : € 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
  • "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 Oosterschelde

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

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    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

    A report from the plastic research on board   In July 2021, The Ocean Movement foundation (TOM; formerly known as By the Ocean We Unite) realized an in-depth program on board of the Tall Ship Thalassa during the Erasmus+ co-funded Windseeker project …

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    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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