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Delfzijl (NL) - Brest (FR)

03 July - 12 July 2016

9 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 1100,-

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6 person cabin p.p.p: € 1100,-
Normal price: € 1150,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Delfzijl (NL) - Brest (FR)

03 July - 12 July 2016

After the SAIL Event DelfSail 2016 from the 29th of June until 3rd of July you leave Delfzijl together with the other Tall Ships. Look around and enjoy the view on all the Ships. Start hoisting sails. Steer the Ship. Sail with the Santa Maria Manuela via the North Sea and the English Channel to Brest, France. Where the International Maritime Festival of Brest takes place from 13-19th of July. Also 2 person cabins available, price € 1450. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The name Delfzijl means ‘sluice of the Delf’. The city is located in the north-east Netherlands and is home to the fifth largest port of this maritime country. Delfzijl is a picturesque place and taking a walk through its streets will certainly be rewarding. The unique Hanging Kitchens, and – of course – a windmill – are some of the architectural attractions, while the Muzeeaquarium hosts a few different collections.

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.

  • Delfzijl (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 3 July 2016 - 12 July 2016
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maxmum of 50
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Portuguese
  • 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: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Myriam (20) Belgium

    "TAKE CHANCES. IF YOU DON'T TRY, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW."

  • Ida (19) Finland

    "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

You sail on the Santa Maria Manuela

Santa Maria Manuela

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Santa Maria Manuela

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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Windseeker logs

  • Statsraad Lehmkul

    The Best Two Weeks of my Life!

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, July 2016

    Antwerp - Lisbon

    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I began my sailing adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

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  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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