Course: SAIL Amsterdam. The French city of Dunkirk is the last port of this year’s Tall Ships Races. This means that when you board Santa Maria Manuela you will be able to see many other vessels gathered around. And a lot of them will be sailing in the same direction as you: the Dutch city of IJmuiden, on the coast of North Sea not far from Amsterdam. This short trip is perfect for a little break from routine. If you have more time, we recommend finding an accommodation in Amsterdam and styaing in the city for a few days to enjoy the 10th SAIL Amsterdam event with hundreds of vessels visiting and an unforgettable atmosphere. For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.
Dunkirk is the northernmost city in France and one if its biggest harbours. It lies very close to the Belgian border and dates back to middle ages when it was a fishing village. Dunkirk’s maritime heritage is clearly visible, and celebrated. You can visit the Port Museum (Musée Portuaire), climb to the top of Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi for unforgettable views or relax in one of the multiple seafront cafes and bars.
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 provides an excellent shelter from 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.
Dates: 8 August 2020 - 11 August 2020
Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum van 36
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
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
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