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Brest (FR) - Dublin (IR) - Troon (GB)

20 July - 29 July 2016

9 days, Thalassa

From € 1200,-

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Thalassa:
Brest (FR) - Dublin (IR) - Troon (GB)

20 July - 29 July 2016

No places available anymore – Sail with the Thalassa from Brest to Scotland. Open for all ages, minimum ages 15 years. After the end of the big nautical event in Brest the T We continue our Journey to Belfast. In this big city in the Northern Ireland, surrounded by hills, is one of the biggest dry docks in the world. This is the place were the Titanic was built. Arrived in the Scotish water we bring a visit to the island Islay, well known about her nine – still working – whiskey distilleries and the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. We end our trip our sailtrip in the harbour of Troon.halassa will sail back to Scotland. On the way we visit the Irish capital Dublin, where you can enjoy of a delicious Irish beer and take a look in one of the many museums in the city.

Ports

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.

Troon, situated on the west coast of Scotland, is famous for its Royal Troon golf course, one of the hosts to the Open Golf Championship. The course is chosen to host this annual event roughly every seven years. The Duke of Portland took the existing natural harbour on the north side of the headland and added docks. Troon has over the past few years become a popular place for Kitesurfing. The strong winds coming from the Atlantic and from the north down the Firth of Clyde make it an ideal spot.

  • Troon (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • 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
  • "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

    Ang (25), Malaysia

You sail on the Thalassa

Shipping type: Barquentine
Homeport: Harlingen (NL)
Date built: 1980
Trainees: 30
Length: 47m
Height of mast: 35m
Sail: 800m2

Sail in style. The Thalassa is more than capable to sail every imaginable sea and ocean. A 3-masted barquentine, she carries square sails on the foremast, while the main and mizzen masts are both gaff-rigged. Thanks to that she can …

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