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Honfleur (FR) - Scheveningen (NL)

16 June - 22 June 2019

6 days, Wylde Swan

From € 670,-

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Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

15-25: € 670,-
25+: € 750,-

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Wylde Swan:
Honfleur (FR) - Scheveningen (NL)

16 June - 22 June 2019

The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta. Join Wylde Swan for a unique event, celebrating peace, friendship and unity. Step on board in Honfleur, France for a wonderful adventure. Embrak on an exciting race along the English Channel and make your way to Scheveningen just out of The Hague. Expect warm welcome in the Netherlands, with a sailing festival, Crew Party, Crew Parade and more! Open to Windseekers aged 15 and older.

Ports

Honfleur is a Norman harbor commune (department of Calvados) of the Seine estuary. In the port, narrow houses reflected in the basin are the main tourist attraction. Honfleur has inspired many artists, musicians as filmmakers. Many well known sailors were born there. The city is best known for its Old Basin, characterized by its houses with facades covered with slate, and have been repeatedly represented by artists including Gustave Courbet or Claude Monet, forming the school of Honfleur which c

Scheveningen is a popular sea resort in the Netherlands, a stone’s throw away from the seat of government in The Hague. It has a busy marina and a lively (somewhat kitschy) promenade – great for an afternoon of sightseeing. You’ll also find plenty to do nearby. Go for a walk in the dune landscape or take a tour around the Palace of Peace. Visit Madurodam to see the Netherlands rebuilt in miniature, check out the city centre of The Hague, or explore the beach and perhaps even go kitesurfing.

  • Scheveningen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 16 June 2019 - 22 June 2019
  • Embarkation: 19:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

    Ida (19), Finland

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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