|Thu 31-10-2024, 19:00Cadiz, Spain
|Sat 09-11-2024, 10:00Arrecife, Canary Island of Lanzarote
|Eye of the Wind
Embark on a nine-day sailing adventure with Eye of the Wind from Cádiz to Lanzarote. This journey promises a blend of relaxation and excitement. Experience the luxury of time, detached from the demands of the mainland. As you sail across the Atlantic, indulge in the simplicity of sea life and the beauty of unbounded nature.
Embarking on a majestic journey, Eye of the Wind sets sail from Cádiz, a historic port in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Cádiz, known for its ancient maritime traditions, offers a picturesque start to our voyage. The city’s vibrant streets, lined with age-old architecture, echo stories of seafarers from eras gone by. As we depart, the expansive North Atlantic opens before us, inviting us into its vast embrace.
Traversing the open sea, you’ll be treated to a symphony of nature’s wonders. Keep a keen eye for the diverse marine life – dolphins playfully riding the bow wave or the occasional whale in the distance. The skies above, a theatre of seabirds, offer a constant display. The route is a canvas of changing landscapes, from the azure depths of the Atlantic to the distant sight of rugged coastlines. As the sun sets, the sky transforms into a mesmerizing palette of colors, a spectacle not to be missed.
The volcanic island of Lanzarote welcomes you with its unique lunar-like landscape. After disembarking, consider exploring the Timanfaya National Park, where the island’s volcanic origins are spectacularly on display. The Cueva de los Verdes offers an intriguing underground adventure through a lava tube. Lanzarote’s beaches, with their golden sands and crystal-clear waters, are perfect for a day of relaxation before you bid farewell to this extraordinary journey.
In November, the Atlantic waters can be moderately temperamental, offering a true sailing experience. Expect variable winds, which provide an excellent opportunity for authentic sailing. The temperature is pleasantly mild, but it’s advisable to be prepared for occasional showers and cooler evenings.
On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best and safest sailing routes for the forecast. They are as keen as you to include some of the highlights described above, but when it comes to sailing, you have to go with Mother Nature, not fight her. The description provided is based on what we think might be possible, based on past trips, or prior experience, but nothing is guaranteed on a sailing voyage. As such, the scheduled joining ports, routes, activities and/or destinations may be altered. Due to the complexities of weather systems, this may be at very short notice.
Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, the professional crew will train you to be guest crew from the moment you arrive, with the intention that everybody works together to sail the ship. The common thread to all Classic Sailing holidays is ‘Hands on’ participation on ships that use ropes, blocks and tackles and ‘people power’ to set sail. Handling cargo adds an extra dimension – building teamwork and communication skills and leaving you with a great sense of achievement.
We cater for a wide range of ages and physical abilities and how much you are expected to do varies a bit between vessels. See the vessel tab above which explains all about the ‘sailing style’ and what to expect in terms of hands on participation. There is a lot of information about day to day life, the ships facilities and accommodation on the vessel pages.
Suitcases take up a lot of room in a cabin, so it is better to uses soft bags in a ship. A small rucksack for going ashore is useful.
All the power to your plug sockets comes from the ship's generator which runs on deisel. The less the generators have to run to top up power, the nicer it is for the guests on board and also greener for the planet. Please don't bring loads of hairdriers, electric devices to charge.
There is no internet on board whilst at sea.
A fabulous adventure! Words cannot convey the experience.John, Tortola to Bermuda
Tortola to the Azores! What a great time. Thanks to Captain Pit and the crew. An awesome adventure with awesome people!"F Coutreau
What a wonderful, lovely, great, awesome trip we've had from Malaga to Lanzarote! I loved and enjoyed every minute.
Thanks again for this wonderful experience. I miss you guys!Andrea
Now that was a voyage! The EYE crew - all 10 - five women and five men - embody two words:
COMPETENT and KIND
And such a beautiful ship. Thank you beyond measureSusan
With red sails against a blue sky, Eye of the Wind is a photogenic ship. If you have any new images we would love to see them since Eye of the Wind has only recently returned to our website.
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