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Oostende (BE) - Brest (FR)

11 August - 17 August 2021

6 days, Patricia

From € 570,-

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Sail Training

15-26: € 570,-
26+: € 810,-
26+ when booking for 2 or more people: € 729

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Patricia:
Oostende (BE) - Brest (FR)

11 August - 17 August 2021

Sail from Belgium to France in this short but fun journey! Step on board the Patricia and spend 5 days sailing as a trainee crew meber. Learn to steer, navigate, trim the sails and more. Make like-minded friends and enjoy the break from internet and daily worries. Instead spend time in nature, sailing through the power of the wind, close to the water and far from busy cities. For all Windseekers aged 15+ Special offer for trainees sailing for a full price (26 and older): bring a friend and both of you will have a 10% discount!

Ports

Oostende is a seaport and tourist destination on the Belgian coast. The original belle époque architecture was largely destroyed by two world wars (and the advent of mass tourism), but the city still has plenty of worthwhile sights to see, such as the Mu.ZEE, the Petrus and Paulus church, and the fort Napolean. Visit one of the museums, check out the lively cultural agenda, and step in a Belgian tavern for a ‘pinteke’. And don’t forget the beach, which can be crowded in the summer!

Brest is a major French port on the Atlantic coast, historically of strategic importance. Much of the town was destroyed during World War II, but some historic landmarks remain. Today Brest is an important navy port, so expect to see war ships berthed in the harbor. Every four years, Brest hosts the international festival of the sea, boats and sailors, with many Tall Ships attending. South of Brest you will find national park d’Armorique, a tranquil reserve where you can escape from the city.

  • Oostende (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 11 August 2021 - 17 August 2021
  • Embarkation: between 18:00 and 21:00, disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 10
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Price includes accommodation and food during sailing, excludes food while in port
  • Price excludes: transportation costs to and from the ship, food costs when in port, and harbour dues to be shared equally between all crew
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, towels
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

You sail on the Patricia

Shipping type: Sloop Marconi 9/10
Homeport:
Date built: 2014
Trainees:
Length: 16.76 m
Height of mast:
Sail: 339.6 sqm

STV (Sail Training Vessel) Patricia was launched for the first time in 2014. It’s an Xp55. X-yachts is a Danish brand. All X-yachts are very fast. On top of that the “p” in Xp stands for “performance”, opposite to “c” …

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Windseeker logs

  • We Learned How to Work Together While Setting Sails

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2018

    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Ola

    My name is Ola. I’m 15 years old and I come from Poland. It was a big pleasure for me to be a part of The Tall Ships Races 2018 on the Leg from Sunderland (England) to Esbjerg (Denmark). I …

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  • Exploring Coastal Waters

    Morgenster Exchange@sea, July 2019

    Norway

    – by Trainees and Mentors

    We present to you: the logbook for the Youth Exchange ‘Exploring Coastal Waters’. This is a written account by participants and mentors Sija & Meri, who were in charge of this matter. It tells the story of our time on …

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Photos

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STO Garant

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.