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Kiel (DE) - Buckie (GB)

28 June - 04 July 2015

6 days, Thalassa

From € 350,-

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Kiel (DE) - Buckie (GB)

28 June - 04 July 2015

Sail on a mile maker Journey with the Tall Ship Thalassa, from Kiel to Buckie, Scotland via Helgoland. If you’re a Windseeker, you’ll love this opportunity to be an integral part of the crew, doing your part in sailing the ship and keeping Thalassa shipshape. Take your turns in the watch system, help hoist and trim the sails, lend a hand in the galley, and learn more about navigation. The experienced crew will teach you all you need to know! You’ll soon discover there’s always something to do on board, but you’ll still find time for some restful horizon gazing, or curl up with a good book in your comfortable cabin. Meanwhile, the wind and the waves will quickly dissolve the stresses of daily life and deliver you in Scotland rejuvenated, with some real ocean experience under your belt. Open to Windseekers of all ages,minimum age 15 years.


Kiel is a German port town on the Baltic coast, widely known for its yearly ‘Kiel week’ – the biggest yearly regatta in the world! Many thousands of boats and ships of all kinds and eras take part in the parade. Kiel Week is also a festival, Volksfest and fair as well as a maritime event. But Kiel offers more: a slew of museums (zoological, geological, historical, fine art, industrial, and military museums), a city centre with relaxed atmosphere, and the water and shores of the Kieler Fjord.

Buckie is situated on the north coast of Scotland in the Speyside area. It’s a quiet town, surrounded by beautiful scenery, so put on your hiking boots and explore! You’ll find magnificent coastal scenery all along the Banff coast, with easy access to areas such as Glenlivet, Speyside and the Cairngorms. As is typical of towns in the area, Buckie is well served by golf courses. The historic port west of town was filled in during the 1970s. Today it is a park – well worth a visit.

Key points

  • Dates: 28 June 2015 - 4 July 2015
  • Embarkation: 24:00 / 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "This trip was about pushing your boundaries."

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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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