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From Kattegat to Kiel Bight: late summer sailing on the Baltic Sea

Berth Price

2 Berth Cabin En-Suite Price per person

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€2960

Embark Disembark Vessel DurationVoyage No
Mon 09-09-2024, 19:00Gothenburg Tue 17-09-2024, 10:00Kiel, Germany Eye of the Wind 8 NightsEYE24/34

100 percent Baltic Sea sailing

Join us for a serene sail from Gothenburg to Kiel, traversing the enchanting Western Swedish archipelago and the historic waters of the Baltic Sea. Experience the tranquillity of late summer sailing, witness diverse landscapes, and immerse yourself in the rich maritime culture of our destination cities.

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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

sail on eye of the wind with classic sailing

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Setting Sail from Gothenburg, Sweden

Embark on a memorable journey aboard Eye of the Wind, setting sail from the vibrant city of Gothenburg, Sweden. This bustling port, known for its rich maritime history, is the perfect starting point for our adventure. As you prepare to leave the harbour, take a moment to appreciate the blend of modern cityscape and historical architecture that makes Gothenburg unique. The air is crisp and invigorating, ideal for the commencement of our late summer voyage.

Along the Way

As we navigate the Western Swedish archipelago, regarded as one of the Baltic Sea’s most stunning coastlines, you’ll be treated to an ever-changing tapestry of scenic vistas. This region is celebrated for its diverse beauty, encompassing everything from rugged cliffs to tranquil coves. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional sighting of seals basking on the rocks and seabirds soaring overhead.

The journey may take us through the Skagerrak strait, where the waters of the North Sea meet the Baltic. Depending on the whims of the wind, we’ll either sail through the Øresund, flanked by Denmark and Sweden, or pass through the Belts alongside Denmark’s largest island, Zealand. Each route offers its own unique charm and opportunities for breathtaking photograph

Arriving in Kiel, Germany

Our voyage concludes in the historic port city of Kiel, Germany. This city, known for its maritime heritage and annual Kiel Week sailing event, is a haven for enthusiasts of sea and history alike. Should you choose to extend your stay, consider visiting the Maritime Museum, or take a leisurely stroll along the Kiel Fjord to witness the harmonious blend of natural beauty and urban life.

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

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

In late summer, the Baltic Sea region is known for its relatively calm and stable weather conditions. Expect mild temperatures and gentle breezes, ideal for a pleasant sailing experience. However, as with any maritime adventure, be prepared for the occasional brisk wind or light rainfall, adding an element of exhilaration to your journey.

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.

 

Kiel, Germany

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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