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Ullapool (GB) - Harlingen (NL)

21 September - 27 September 2018

6 days, Wylde Swan

From € 770,-

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Port-to-port delivery Sail Training

Normal price: € 770,-

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Wylde Swan:
Ullapool (GB) - Harlingen (NL)

21 September - 27 September 2018

Back to the Netherlands! In this port to port delivery trip you will help to bring the Wylde Swan from Scotland back to the Netherlands. You will spend 6 days on board, living the life of a sailor – setting and trimming the sails, steering, standing on lookout, etc. You don’t have to have any sailing experience to join this early autumn trip and enjoy crossing the North Sea together with your fellow trainees and professional crew. The hours mentioned are the sailing times, you can come on board the night before the trip and disembark the morning of the 28th. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

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.

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

  • Ullapool (GB)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 21 September 2018 - 27 September 2018
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 16:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 36
  • 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
  • "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars..."

    Mathijn (13), Netherlands

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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