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Seascapes of the Western Swedish Skerries

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2 Berth Cabin En-Suite Price per person

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€2590

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Mon 02-09-2024, 19:00Gothenburg Mon 09-09-2024, 10:00Gothenburg Eye of the Wind 7 NightsEYE24/33

… across the North Sea to Gothenburg

Join us aboard Eye of the Wind for a unique maritime adventure through the stunning western Swedish archipelago. Experience the tranquility of sailing on a traditional tall ship, explore picturesque landscapes, and witness the rich wildlife of the Baltic Sea. This voyage offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion, making it an ideal escape for both seasoned sailors and newcomers alike.

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • En suite cabins & elegant interior
  • Learn to sail a tall ship!
  • Enjoy Summer sailing
  • Friendly professional crew

Eye of the Wind

Sailing Areas New Zealand
Vessel type / Rig 2 Masted Brig
Guest Berths 12
Beam 7.01m (23ft)
Draft 2.7m (8.9ft)
Overall Length 40.23m (132ft)
Year Built 1911
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Voyage Description

Gothenburg

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Setting Sail from Inverness, Scotland

Embarking on an unforgettable journey from Gothenburg, Sweden, prepare to immerse yourself in a nautical experience like no other. Gothenburg, a charming port city known for its rich maritime history, serves as the perfect backdrop for the beginning of this extraordinary adventure. Here, the blend of modern urban life with a deep appreciation for nautical traditions sets the stage for your voyage aboard the venerable Eye of the Wind.

Along the Way

As you sail through the western Swedish archipelago, you’ll encounter the raw, unspoiled beauty of the Baltic Sea. This route, treasured by experienced sailors and Scandinavia enthusiasts alike, is celebrated as the most picturesque part of the Baltic. You’ll witness a kaleidoscope of landscapes – from rugged coastlines and serene beaches to an array of small, idyllic islands. The archipelago, stretching from Västergötland to Bohuslän, offers a visual feast: quaint fishing villages, historic lighthouses, and a rich diversity of wildlife, including seals and an array of seabirds. The tranquil waters, dotted with sailing boats and framed by the fairytale-like scenery, create a dreamy, almost ethereal experience.

Arriving back in Gothenburg

Upon your return to Gothenburg, if time allows, there’s an array of experiences awaiting you. Delve into the city’s maritime heritage at the Maritiman museum or wander through the picturesque Haga district, with its cobblestone streets and historic buildings. For a taste of local cuisine, the Feskekôrka, an iconic fish market, offers fresh seafood in an architecturally unique setting. And for a tranquil end to your journey, the Gothenburg Botanical Garden, one of Europe’s largest and most diverse, provides a peaceful retreat amidst its beautiful flora.

Why are sailing holidays great value for money? Read the page.

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

In September, the Baltic Sea around the Swedish archipelago is typically calm, with mild winds perfect for sailing. The weather, generally mild and pleasant, occasionally sees brief showers, adding to the region’s verdant charm. With daytime temperatures averaging around 15-20°C, it’s an ideal climate for enjoying the outdoors and the serene beauty of the sea.

A NOTE ON VOYAGE DESCRIPTIONS

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. 

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS

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.

SAILING STYLE & LIFE ON BOARD

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.

Start & End Port

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

Sweden’s second largest city, the biggest port in Scandinavia and International Headquarters of Volvo Cars. Great flight connections to the rest of the world and a cheap quick coach connection between the airport and city centre. (About €10.00 in 2016) Maritime Museum afloat and lots of Cultural attractions.

 

Kit List

What to pack for a sailing holiday on the Eye of the Wind

Working Language on Board is German and English

Practical Advice for Eye of the Wind   

Practical Advice for Covid 19 and Eye of the Wind

What is Included

  • Sailing Instruction
  • All meals to include refreshments throughout the day
  • Duvet, pillow and sheets
  • Hand towels

What is not Included

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Alcoholic drinks but there is a bar on board
  • Any entry visas required

What to Bring

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.

  • Eye of the Wind does not supply waterproof jackets and salopette type trousers. Please bring your own waterproof clothing.
  • A mix of warm and wind proof clothing.
  • Lots of thin layers is better than one thick layer in cold destinations.
  • In tropical countries - long sleeves and long trousers to protect you from the sun
  • Footwear on board needs a good grip and soft soles- the decks are wood or steel.
  • Ashore stout, waterproof walking boots are best if you are in remote places.
  • Eye of the Wind has electric sockets in all the cabins 240 V 
  • Cameras, spare batteries, chargers if you need them
  • Binoculars are handy for bird watching etc.
  • Suntan lotion, hats, sunglasses
  • Dont forget any regular medication, persciption glasses and spare
  • Euros for bar bill 
  • Passport, travel insurance, tickets etc
  •  To get ashore is usually by dinghy so be prepared to get wet feet. Rubber boots or quick drying sandals - depending on the location.
  • The ship provides hand towels but please bring a beach towel
  • snorkel and mask for caribbean if you like snorkelling (travel tip: swimming goggles pack up smaller than a facemask)
  • Bring insect repellant for Caribbean as can get mosquitos ashore in evening (rare at anchor)
  • ear plugs can be handy 

Electricity

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. 

Review

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 measure

Susan

Vessel Gallery

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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Embark

Mon 02-09-2024

Gothenburg

Disembark

Mon 09-09-2024

Gothenburg

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