|Tue 02-07-2024, 19:00Kiel, Germany
|Thu 11-07-2024, 10:00Aalborg, Denmark
|Eye of the Wind
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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