|Sat 29-04-2023, 19:00Elsfleth. Germany||Thu 04-05-2023, 10:00Hamburg, Germany||Eye of the Wind||5 Nights||EYE23/13|
A mini North Sea Adventure, 5 nights aboard the stunning tall ship Eye of the Wind, sailing from Elsfleth to Hamburg, the port where she was launched in 1911.
Time for you to experience an active sailing holiday and at the same time get to know the ship as a place of tranquility, where you will leave the information overload and the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. At the end of the summer season we will explore a fascinating sailing area: the German North Sea coast. Starting from the harbor town of Elsfleth on the banks of the river Weser, the voyage takes us out to Heligoland, Germany’s only offshore island, and then up the river Elbe into Hamburg.
Beginners keen to try some deep water sailing on a beautiful tall ship, as well as experiences sailors looking to explore this fascinating coast.
|Sailing Areas||New Zealand|
|Vessel type / Rig||2 Masted Brig|
|Overall Length||40.23m (132ft)|
Eye of the Wind has a keen professional crew to help train you, even if you have never sailed before. Ideal for beginners who want to try their first voyage, as well as for more experienced sailors keen to have a go at a square rigger.
This trip will be a great mix of deep ocean sailing, island exploration, coastal meandering and a river cruise up the Elbe.
You’ll get to know the Eye incredibly well, with lots of manoeuvres, sail setting and trimming, and climbing aloft (for those that want to!)
You may get some big seas and rough weather at some point in the voyage, but the Eye is well set up to cope, and the crew will take good care of you.
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.
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.
Every customer sailing with us will need to fill in basic medical questions on their booking application. If you are not sure if your current level of fitness and agility are up to a voyage, then please ring the Classic Sailing Office on 01326 53 1234 and we can chat through your concerns and possibly find options that might suit you better.
Practical Advice for Eye of the Wind
Practical Advice for Covid 19 and Eye of the Wind
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.
Eye of the Wind is an experienced operator with many happy customers. She sails in Northern Europa nad the Baltic in Summer (Northern Hemisphere) and across the Atlantice to the Caribbean for some winter sunshine sailing holidays.
Facebook Reviews currently 5 out of 5 stars
A fabulous adventure! Words cannot convey the experience.
John, Tortola to Bermuda, Feb- March 2023
Tortola to the Azores! What a great time. Thanks to Captain Pit and the crew. An awesome adventure with awesome people!" F Coutreau, New England
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 Schwartz
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.Eye of the Wind Faroes to Iceland Summer 2022
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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