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Amsterdam (NL) - Oban (GB)

06 April - 15 April 2015

9 days, Tecla

From € 780,-

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Tecla:
Amsterdam (NL) - Oban (GB)

06 April - 15 April 2015

Go on an adventure across the North Sea. Join the Tecla on her voyage from the Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Oban, Scotland. Help out the crew on deck – setting sails, keeping lookout, steering the ship, and climbing the rigging if you’re comfortable. Steel yourself against the elements, as the North Sea weather can be stormy. You’ll travel through the Caledonian Canal where you will pass through brilliant Highland scenery by a staircase made out of locks. Traverse Logh Ness and keep an eye out for the monster.Have a quick beer in one of the lock pubs. After the Caledonian Canal we will sail to Mull and visit the Distillery in Tobermory, stopping at some of the best anchorages in Scotland! The voyage ends in Oban. Open Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam's DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings - one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won't miss a thing!

Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

Key points

  • Dates: 6 April 2015 - 15 April 2015
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 16
  • 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
  • "This trip was about pushing your boundaries."

    Roos (16)

You sail on the Tecla

Tecla
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Winkel (NL)
Date built: 1915
Trainees:
Length: 38
Height of mast: 23
Sail: 380m2

One of the most splendid traditional sailing ships. This solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. Tecla has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. …

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Windseeker logs

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    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 3: 27-31 August   27-August-2016: Linda Today was one of the best days in my life. The whole crew played volleyball on the beach. Then be mice for the crew parade and we WON! Yeah! So now I will …

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    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing the Ship for strong backwinds and high waves. For Barry (the small sail) it’s the perfect time to show up. Carefully putting …

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