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Calais (FR) - Le Havre (FR)

27 August - 31 August 2017

4 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 590,-

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Sail Training

15+: € 590,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Calais (FR) - Le Havre (FR)

27 August - 31 August 2017

Join Santa Maria Manuela in French Calais and sail to Le Havre where a sailing festival will be held to finish the Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta and welcome Tall Ships coming back to Europe after racing for 5 months. Expect many ships full of trainees with their exciting stories and multiple activities on shore. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

Calais is the largest city in Pas-de-Calais and the Port of Calais is the fourth largest in France. Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, which is the narrowest part of the English canal, and on a clear day you can easily see the White Cliffs of Dover from the Calais shore! Visit art galleries, relax at the Calais Beach, see the famous lighthouse and take a walk inside the Fort Risban walls. Calais also has many beautiful historical monuments, such as Eglise Notre-Dame.

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

  • Calais (FR)

  • Le Havre (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 27 August 2017 - 31 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 13:00 / Disembarkation: 13:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

    Samantha (18), Australia

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

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