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Around Fyn through the Great and Little Belt

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2 Berth Cabin En-Suite Price per person

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€2390

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Fri 17-05-2024, 19:00Kiel, Germany Fri 24-05-2024, 10:00Kiel, Germany Eye of the Wind 7 NightsEYE24/16

Kiel Bight and the Danish South

Trade the familiar for the exhilarating as you embark on a week-long voyage aboard the Eye of the Wind, a classic two-masted brig dating back to 1911. Starting and ending in Germany’s maritime hub, Kiel, this journey offers an intimate exploration of the Baltic Sea and its surrounding Danish isles. Navigate the scenic belts and enjoy an ever-changing backdrop that runs the gamut from serene to spirited. It’s more than a trip; it’s a passage through time, tides, and traditions.

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exciting round trip
  • En suite cabins & elegant interior
  • Interesting voyage with lots to see
  • Enjoy Spring time 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
Eye of the Wind sailing in Kiel

FULL VOYAGE DESCRIPTION

Your Host Port is Kiel

Kiel, your starting and ending point, is a maritime city steeped in seafaring tradition. Located in Northern Germany, it’s not just a bustling port but also a gateway to the Baltic. Rich in maritime history and culture, it’s a fine place to whet your appetite for the open sea before you set sail and to reminisce once you’re back on solid ground.

Along the Way

Swapping the humdrum for the hymn of the wind in your sails, you’ll navigate the intricate waterways around Denmark’s islands: Fyn, Langeland, and Ærø. Each presents its own tableau of natural wonders and historic landmarks. The belts—Langeland, Great, and Little—offer a mix of sea conditions that can be playful one moment and challenging the next. Expect a colourful parade of seabirds, possibly a seal or two, and perhaps even a dolphin making a guest appearance. The landscape is a painter’s palette of coastal cliffs, rolling hills, and idyllic harbours.

Return to Kiel

Upon your return to Kiel, should you fancy extending your seafaring sojourn, the city offers plenty to explore. The Maritime Museum and the German Submarine U-995 turned museum are must-visits for maritime enthusiasts. You could also take a leisurely stroll along the Kiel Fjord, enjoying the mix of natural beauty and urban sophistication. The local cuisine, particularly the seafood, is not to be missed and provides a fitting end to your journey.

Kiel town

WINDS, WAVES & WEATHER

May in the Baltic is a bit of a mixed bag, but generally, expect mild temperatures and a reasonably stable breeze. The spring season ushers in longer days, offering ample time to take in the natural and nautical splendours. While the Baltic can be capricious, May is a relatively calm month, providing ideal conditions for sailors who enjoy a bit of unpredictability but nothing too tempestuous.

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

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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