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Ullapool (GB) - Troon (GB)

18 May - 25 May 2024

7 days, Thalassa

From € 1375,-

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in a shared cabin p.p.: € 1375,-
in a single cabin p.p.: € 2400,-

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Thalassa:
Ullapool (GB) - Troon (GB)

18 May - 25 May 2024

*Last places available* Adventurous whisky sailing journey in Scotland. Join Thalassa in Troon for a week-long discovery of the Scottish coast. Each day you will sail the impressive Tall Ship a bit further, ending up in a new place for the night. The rest of the day will be spent visiting local whisky distilleries. This gives you a unique opportunity to explore Scottish coastline and get to know its most famous beverage. One whisky tasting with an expert on board is included in the journey fee. Shore excursions, including distilleries, are not mandatory and the entry fees are not included. The costs for the different excursions amount to approx. € 100, – per person in total. (Subject to change, program is due to changes determined by the whisky expert and the guests. Participation is not mandatory). Open to all Windseekers over 21 years of age.

Ports

Ullapool, despite its small size is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland. The village was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. A few Cordyline australis or New Zealand cabbage trees are grown in the town and are often mistaken for palms. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.

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.

  • Ullapool (GB)

  • Troon (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 May 2024 - 25 May 2024
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 21 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
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), Netherlands

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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Windseeker logs

  • Arrival at Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    Europa

    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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  • A Gentle Reminder of How Far We’ve Come

    Gulden Leeuw, August 2017

    Halifax - Le Havre Atlantic Crossing

    – by Trainees

    August 3rd Hannson Paul, Phil Truchon Second day ocean sailing in Rendez-Vous 2017, all is going well so far. Yesterday we had to take down all the sails and begin to use our engine towards the next checkpoint due to the lack …

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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.