*Places only for French and Belgian trainees* Bon Voyage, Plastic! Erasmus+ Youth Exchange for young people aged 15-25 (ages 26-28 at request) from: the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Embark on an international adventure at sea and learn to sail a Tall Ship, practicing different skills: from making knots to working as a team. Conduct plastic research with a marine biologist from By the Ocean we Unite and learn about the environment, and the global impact of plastic pollution. Start your adventure with the Dinghy coaching program. Additional fees may apply due to the necessity of becoming a member of partner organisation of your country (up to EUR 50). The embarkation is at 21:00 but you are welcome to come by early to drop off your bags – the mentors will wait for you!
Saint-Nazaire is a major port town in the Loire River estuary in Brittany, France. You can explore its longstanding maritime traditions by visiting the Submarine Base and boarding the French Submarine Espadon. If you prefer to stay on the surface, visit Escal’ Atlantic where you will be brought back in time to the era of cruise liners. Afterwards take a stroll down Front de Mer – the waterfront, relax in a cafe with the view of the ocean and enjoy the summer breeze.
Dates: 11 July 2021 - 25 July 2021
Embarkation: 21:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
Participating countries: the Netherlands, Belgium and France
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 ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers. Windseeker can help to arrange traveling together with other trainees from your country
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Windseekers from the Netherlands, France and Belgium need to become members of their countries’ Sail Training Associations
This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).
This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else.After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.
What does it mean?
In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.
Stephanie (42) France
"I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."
Annette (18) Denmark
"I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"
Keshan (17) UK
"It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."
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