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Le Havre (FR) - Boulogne (FR)

19 June - 07 July 2023

18 days, Thalassa

From € 1950,-

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Thalassa:
Le Havre (FR) - Boulogne (FR)

19 June - 07 July 2023

Midsummer cruise in the Channel: Roam the French and English coasts during an extra-long summer sailing holiday! Board the Thalassa in Le Havre before crossing to the Solent, then Swanage, Alderney, Mont Saint Michel, St Malo, Torbay and Brixham. Visit Dartmouth, Salcombe, Falmouth and the Isles of Scilly. Then make another crossing to the rugged coast of Brittany and visit Aber Wrach, Roscoff (ile de Batz) and/or Lezardrieux . After that, Thalassa will most likely sail downwind back east (via Guernsey, if time permits) to finish up this beautiful cruise in Boulogne. Depending on the wind and other conditions, the route of this expedition may be adjusted.
Open to all Windseekers over 15 years of age.

Ports

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

  • Le Havre (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 19 June 2023 - 7 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 20:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • "Super great experience, I recommend it to everyone. I loved it!!! Everything was perfect."

    Michael (17), Belgium

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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STO Garant

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.