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Hartlepool (GB) - Boulogne (FR)

08 July - 12 July 2023

4 days, Wylde Swan

From € 325,-

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Port-to-port delivery Sail Training

Regular: € 325,-

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Wylde Swan:
Hartlepool (GB) - Boulogne (FR)

08 July - 12 July 2023

To the continent! If you’re not done with sailing after finishing Race 1 of the Tall Ships Races in Hartlepool, then you can join Wylde Swan for a short hop to France. This short journey is a delivery, meant to bring the Ship to Boulogne on time, so there might not be time for leisurely sailing, depending on the wind and weather conditions. Open to all Windseekers 15 and older.

Ports

Hartlepool is a British port on the east coast of the UK, with long traditions of maritime activity. In 2010, the town played host to the Tall Ships Races, receiving some 125 Tall Ships in its harbor. Once you're there, visit the nearby North York Moors national park, or relive the heyday of the British navy at the Maritime Experience. If you have come to like climbing the masts on board, there is a boulder park in Summerhill where you can reach for the top again!

Boulogne-sur-Mer is an ancient port town in northern France. Visit the breathtaking Nausicaá, one of the largest aquariums in Europe - it's a must-see! To hide from the sun go down to the mysterious Crypte de la Basilique Notre-Dame's underground corridors and chambers. Emerge to take a stroll along the old Ville Fortifiée, see the 12th-century belfry, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and afterwards head to the beach for a relaxing afternoon.

  • Hartlepool (GB)

  • Boulogne (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 July 2023 - 12 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 11:00 / Disembarkation: 20:00
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • "Take chances. If you don't try, you'll never know."

    Myriam (20), Belgium

You sail on the Wylde Swan

Pictured: Tall Ship Wylde Swan sailing
Shipping type: 2-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Makkum (NL)
Date built: 1920
Trainees: 36
Length: 62 m
Height of mast: 43 m
Sail: 1130 m2

As a topsail schooner, Wylde Swan has impressive fore-and-aft sails, with a couple of additional square sails on the foremast. That makes the ship both fast and great for Sail Training activities! The crew are well-trained professional sailors and volunteers, whose …

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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.