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Oban (GB) - Troon (GB)

18 May - 25 May 2019

7 days, Thalassa

From € 1200,-

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2 person cabin p.p.p. : € 1200,-
1 person cabin : € 1700,-

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Thalassa:
Oban (GB) - Troon (GB)

18 May - 25 May 2019

Sailing in Scotland and whisky tasting at the source. Make the trip of your lifetime and sail with tall ship Thalassa to the most famous single malt distilleries. Discover Scotland’s coastal distilleries, enjoy the company of whisky friends and meet whisky professionals! See Scotland and the isles from a different angle and make the whiskytrip of a lifetime. Especially for this whiskysail there will be a well stored whiskybar on board. The board price does not include entrance tickets to the distilleries or other excursions. Open for all people who like Wiskey and sailing, minimum age 21 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.

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.

  • Oban (GB)

  • Troon (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 21 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 30
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

    Joanna (21), Iceland

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

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