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Bremerhaven (DE) - IJmuiden (NL)

16 August - 19 August 2015

3 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 390,-

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25 : € 390,-
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Santa Maria Manuela:
Bremerhaven (DE) - IJmuiden (NL)

16 August - 19 August 2015

Sail from Sail Bremerhaven to IJmuiden where all Tall Ships will come together to go to Sail Amsterdam. Join the Santa Maria Manuela for this Journey along the Dutch and German coasts and learn more about life on deck, under the guidance of the experienced crew. Along the way you’ll sail past the Dutch Wadden Islands, a famous Nature Reserve. While on watch your team will be responsible for all aspects of sailing the Santa Maria Manuela – setting the sails, navigation, chores on deck and below, and lookout. You’ll be rewarded with the cameraderie of your Fellow Windseekers and the feeling of freedom that comes with ocean sailing. When you arrive in IJmuiden at the 18th in the afternoon, you will be met by the entire Tall Ship fleet in their preparation for Sail Amsterdam 2015. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years.

Ports

Bremerhaven is one of the most important German ports, playing a crucial role in Germany's trade. The town was founded in 1827, but settlements in the vicinity were settled as early as the 12th century. The main attractions for tourists are found at the Havenwelten and include the German Emigration Center and the German Maritime Museum, featuring the Hansekogge, a vintage cog dating from 1380, excavated in Bremen in 1962, and the historical harbour with a number of museum ships.

IJmuiden, on the west coast of the Netherlands, is the water gateway to Amsterdam. Cruise ships, cargo vessels and pleasure yachts pass through its busy locks every day, while the IJmuiden marina is an excellent spot to shelter for the North Sea storms. IJmuiden offers a wide, sandy beach that is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. Behind the dunes you’ll find a small nature reserve, perfect for a hike or a run. IJmuiden’s restaurants serve fresh fish, straight from the local market.

Key points

  • Dates: 16 August 2015 - 19 August 2015
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 8:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 14 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 50
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Looking at the sea, and only sea, for so many days, clears the mind.  "

    Anu (23)

You sail on the Santa Maria Manuela

Santa Maria Manuela
Shipping type: Grand Bank Schooner
Homeport: Aveiro (PT)
Date built: 1937
Trainees: 50
Length: 68,64m
Height of mast: 37 m
Sail: 1130 m2

Recently renovated Santa Maria Manuela is is now serving as a Sail Training  Ship. Unlike in the past, she will no longer bring fishermen to the fishing banks of Newfoundland and Greenland. Instead, these days she brings a new touristic …

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