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Delfzijl (NL) - Brest (FR)

03 July - 12 July 2016

9 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 1100,-

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person cabin p.p.p: € 1100,-
> person cabin p.p.p: € 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

Delfzijl means 'sluice of the Delf'. The Delf was a canal connecting the rivers Fivel and Ems, and is now part of the Damsterdiep. The city lies in the northeast of the Netherlands, in the province Groningen. Natural gas, petroleum fields, aluminium plant, large salt production, wind mills for electricity and fishing. This is an industrial place. Step on the dike to look out over the water and feel the sea breeze. Visit Groningen by train, the province capital, with musea, cafés and shopping.

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)

  • Brest (FR)

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
  • "At first I didn't know what to expect and I felt kind of insecure, but the crew was really amazing and I had an unforgettable journey."

    Finn (15), Belgium

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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