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100 % Baltic Sea” – Germany and Denmark

Berth Price

2 Person Cabin Sole or Double occupancy.

Limited places

€3330.00 4995.00

Embark Disembark Vessel DurationVoyage No
Tue 02-07-2024, 19:00Kiel, Germany Thu 11-07-2024, 10:00Aalborg, Denmark Eye of the Wind 9 NightsEYE24/25

From Kiel Bight to the Kattegat

Embark on a memorable journey aboard the Eye of the Wind from Kiel to Aalborg. This early summer voyage through the Baltic Sea promises a harmonious balance of active sailing, serene evenings at anchor, and delightful explorations of quaint German and Danish harbour towns. Experience the freedom of the open sea and the charm of northern Europe’s coastal gems in this unforgettable sailing adventure.

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great voyage for beginners
  • En suite cabins & elegant interior
  • Learn to sail a tall ship!
  • Enjoy early 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

eye of the wind

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Setting Sail from Kiel

Embarking on a remarkable journey from Kiel, a historic port in Northern Germany, you’ll find yourself immersed in the unique atmosphere of the Baltic Sea. Kiel, renowned for its maritime heritage and bustling waterfront, is the perfect starting point for an adventure that promises a blend of tranquility and excitement. As the Eye of the Wind sets sail, you’ll feel the spirit of exploration stirring within, beckoning you towards new horizons.

Along the Way

As the ship cuts through the waves, you’ll be treated to the awe-inspiring vastness of the Baltic Sea, a spectacle that effortlessly instills a sense of calm and relaxation. Keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife that calls this region home – from soaring seabirds to playful seals. The journey is peppered with stunning natural landmarks and breathtaking seascapes, offering ample opportunities to witness the beauty of this part of the world. Picture evenings spent at sheltered anchorages, where the sunset paints the sky in hues of orange and pink, and mornings greeted by the gentle lapping of waves against the hull.

Arriving in Aalborg

Your voyage culminates in the charming Danish city of Aalborg. This hidden gem, nestled at the mouth of the Limfjord, is a delightful blend of historical richness and contemporary flair. Aalborg’s vibrant waterfront, dotted with cosy cafés and cultural hotspots, is a welcoming sight for seafarers. Its narrow cobbled streets and well-preserved medieval architecture offer a glimpse into Denmark’s storied past, while the city’s modern pulse adds an exciting layer to your exploration.

Kiel town

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

During your early summer voyage from Kiel, Germany, to Aalborg, Denmark, aboard Eye of the Wind, you can expect a variety of weather conditions characteristic of the Baltic Sea area during this time of the year. The Baltic region in early summer, typically around July, offers a relatively mild and pleasant climate, but it’s always wise to be prepared for a range of conditions.

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

Kiel, Germany

Aalborg, Denmark

Make sure you have a note of the ship’s number for any joining problems on the day, the exact location may not be known until a day or two before joining. If in doubt, call the ship’s mobile on the day of joining or use the ship’s tracker to locate the ship.

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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