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Oban (GB) - Vannes (FR)

30 April - 09 May 2015

9 days, Tecla

From € 750,-

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Tecla:
Oban (GB) - Vannes (FR)

30 April - 09 May 2015

Setting sail from Oban (Scotland) we will try and visit Jura, well known for her whiskeys and amazing nature! The island is surrounded by extreme currents running through small channels and is one of the best places to spot whales while they are eating. We will then cross the Irish Sea and go around Cornwall, with a possible stop over on the Isles of Scilly. This voyage ends in Vannes, a beautiful French town inside Morbihan, the inner sea. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

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.

Vannes is a medieval French town with a distinctly Breton character. The well-preserved old city centre boasts many small pedestrian streets and colorful buildings, so go ahead and explore! Its sheltered location in the Golfe du Morbihan makes Vannes a populair sailing destination, and the surrounding countryside offers beautiful scenery – a perfect setting for a hike! In the summer Vannes organizes a Jazz festival and a historic festival, so you might be in luck when you arrive…

Key points

  • Dates: 30 April 2015 - 9 May 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
  • Dutch Windseekers will need to become members of the STAN / €25
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body."

    Max (17), Germany

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