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Rotterdam (NL) - Vannes (FR)

03 May - 10 May 2015

7 days, Oosterschelde

From € 725,-

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Oosterschelde:
Rotterdam (NL) - Vannes (FR)

03 May - 10 May 2015

Join the Oosterschelde for a Windseeker journey! This voyage will bring you to Vannes, a small town at the Gulf of Morbihan. The Gulf is a shallow bay filled with small islands, halfway the French coast. The Oosterschelde will be the the flagship of the maritime event ‘La Semaine du Golfe’. Leaving Rotterdam and sailing through the Strait of Dover, the vessel will reach the English Channel. The vessel will make a stop on Alderney – one of the Channel Islands – or in the French harbour of Cherbourg. After this the vessel will continue west Ile d’Ouessant marks the end of the English Channel and anchor at Bell Ile. In Vannes there will time to take a look around als all the boats and ships that have gathered for the festival. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

This voyage will bring you to Vannes. This little city lies at the Gulf of Morbihan, a shallow bay filled with small islands ‘halfway’ through the French west coast.

Ports

Rotterdam is the largest port of Europe, and a modern, bustling town. Much of the historic city centre was destroyed during World War II, but extensive rebuilding resulted in a modern, multicultural city with many architectural highlights. Rotterdam has excellent cultural facilities and a diverse nightlife, and during the summer the city hosts a large number of events. Discover the city by bicycle and go for a coffee in Hotel New York, the former headquarters of the Holland America Line.

Vannes is a medieval French town with a distinctly Breton character. The well-preserved old city centre boasts many small pedestrian streets and colorful buildings, so go ahead and explore! Its sheltered location in the Golfe du Morbihan makes Vannes a populair sailing destination, and the surrounding countryside offers beautiful scenery – a perfect setting for a hike! In the summer Vannes organizes a Jazz festival and a historic festival, so you might be in luck when you arrive…

Key points

  • Dates: 3 May 2015 - 10 May 2015
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "A very fun, refreshing but also a very challenging trip that really moves your comfort zones."

    Angelina (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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