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Crossing the Bay of Biscay to the Spanish Coast

  • Vessel: Eye of the Wind
  • Where: North Sea
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Embark: Wilhelmshaven - 8 October 2020, 19:00
  • Disembark: Plymouth, Devon - 16 October 2020, 10:00
TicketPriceDepositPassengers
Single berth in shared cabin£1,120 £280.00
Double berth in twin cabin (double occupancy)£1,120 £280.00
Single berth in twin cabin (single occupancy)£1,680 £420.00

Sail with Eye of the Wind as she makes her way from Devon, across the Bay of Biscay and down to the coast of Northern Spain. A great opportunity to build up sea miles!

Sail with Eye of the wind as she makes her way to sunnier climates as Autumn approaches. Join in the Devon port of Plymouth and sail across the English Channel, probably stopping on the French coast before crossing the Bay of Biscay. Your final destination will be the port of La Coruna on the beautiful Northern coast of Spain. This sailing holiday is great for those wanting to gain sea miles and gain more exposure with longer passages at sea.

After receiving safety instructions and an introduction to sailing from the ship’s crew, you will soon be able to take part in sailing yourself. Hands-on assistance on deck is always voluntary, so if you want, you can just relax and enjoy watching the sailing manoeuvers and the traditional seamanship in action every day. If you like, you can make yourself comfortable below deck in the comfortable lounge, browse through a good book from the large onboard library, or see which DVDs are available

The decision on which port or anchorage to call on in the evening is made by the captain on the same day and depends on the wind and weather conditions – whenever possible, your wishes will be taken into account. This ensures that your sailing trip is a pleasant mixture of adventure, relaxation, active participation and pure enjoyment. Weather permitting, we will have the opportunity to sail out of the harbour in the evening and sail at night – another highlight of every cruise.

La Coruña town’s history is closely connected with its historic fishing and trading port, and the peninsula on which the historic part of town is situated is home to an interesting Romanesque road network with squares and medieval churches as well as the Hercules Tower, the oldest lighthouse in the world. The Museum of Fine Arts, with works by Goya and others on display, is also worth a visit.

Here you have another opportunity to reminisce with your fellow sailors about the adventures of the past days at sea, or maybe to ‘spin a little sailor’s yarn’. Our crew on board will keep you in good memory, and you will most certainly enjoy sharing your experiences with friends ‘onshore’.

Schedule

VoyageSet SailDaysCost p/p
Crossing the Bay of Biscay to the Spanish Coast8 October 20209£1,120Enquire now

Eye of the Wind

Guest berths: 16 Rig: Brig

With incredible amounts of character, Eye of the Wind has all the modern amenities and an authentic interior, with a teak maritime décor. Oozing with maritime history, the opportunity to sail on Eye of the Wind is one in a lifetime. This beautiful ship is as eye-catching as they get and she has even featured in several movies, including White Squall, due to her breath-taking appearance as a 1911 brig.

This windjammer offers luxurious holidays on board, cruising some of the most stunning locations in the world.

Although the ship has a large, capable engine, traditional sailing is naturally the preferred mode of travel so there is plenty to get stuck into on deck. The crew are extremely experienced and ready to teach you the workings of a classic tall ship, so no prior knowledge is necessary. Join the crew at any number of the large maritime festivals they appear at, cruise the European coast, or relish some winter sun and climb aboard for their voyages in the Caribbean – including a transatlantic crossing back from the Caribbean to Portugal.

Thanks to the 6 luxurious cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, Eye of the Wind can sleep a total of 16 guests ensuring ocean passages can be travelled in true comfort. A large dining area, library and sun deck offer a multitude of different spaces to unwind and to get to know your fellow guests and crew.

Deck plan

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FAQ

  • Are all meals included?

    Yes. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot and Soft drinks are included in your ticket price. Alcohol can be purchased as extra onboard

  • Can you cater for dietary needs?

    Yes, please let us know when making your booking.

  • What language is spoken on board?

    English and German

  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    There are 6 cabins and a total of 16 guest bunks.

  • How many bathrooms does she have?

    Each cabin has its own ensuite.

  • Is there WIFI?

    No, but you should easily reach 3/4G from the shore, just make sure your phone is set up for international roaming. There may be some locations that will not get good signal.

  • Can I charge my phone/camera?

    Yes, 12V sockets are available

  • Are there life jackets provided?

    Yes.

  • Are Waterproofs provided?

    No, please bring your own.

  • Do I need sailing experience?

    Not at all. We give everyone who joins us on board the choice to do as much or as little as they like.

  • Will I be seasick?

    Everyone reacts differently but if you are unsure, we recommend taking tablets up to 24 hours travelling.

  • Is there air conditioning?

    Yes, Eye of the Wind has air con in each cabin.

Locations

From: Wilhelmshaven

To: Plymouth, Devon

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