|Fri 12-05-2023, 19:00Kiel, Germany||Tue 16-05-2023, 10:00Eckernforde, Germany||Eye of the Wind||4 Nights||EYE23/16|
Enjoy the fresh spring air, sailing from the Eye’s berth in Kiel along the Schleswig-Holstein Baltic Sea coast.
This is the ideal voyage for beginners, or those looking to unwind, with no overnight watch keeping, just relaxed days sailing and evenings anchored or moored, with opportunity to explore ashore.
This is a brilliant voyage for beginners and those keen to try out a square rigger in a relaxed setting.
|Sailing Areas||New Zealand|
|Vessel type / Rig||2 Masted Brig|
|Overall Length||40.23m (132ft)|
On a sailing voyage we never use the word itinerary, as skippers will always be aiming for the best sailing and shore landings for the forecast and most idyllic or sheltered anchors and ports. The aim of this taster voyage is to get in some great sailing during the day, and explore some of the fascinating shoreside history in the evenings (or stay curled up on board with a book and a glass of wine from the well stocked bar!)
Kiel is a port city on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast. In the old town, the rebuilt, medieval St. Nikolai Church hosts classical concerts. Holstenstrasse and Dänische Strasse are streets lined with shops. Along the Kiel Fjord, the Maritime Museum displays model ships and nautical instruments in a former fish auction hall. Cruise ships dock at the Ostseekai Terminal in Germania Harbour. It is the largest city in Northern Germany.
You’ll embark at 7pm, and enjoy dinner on board and an evening getting to know your fellow sailors before a cosy nights sleep. The morning will bring a hearty breakfast, slipped lines and setting sail!
Eckernförde is a German town in Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, on the coast of the Baltic Sea approximately 30 km north-west of Kiel. The population is about 23,000. Eckernförde is a popular tourist destination in northern Germany.
Disembarkation is at 10.00 after another famous Eye of the Wind breakfast. You can spend time ashore exploring the beautiful town, before beginning your journey home.
There are places with fast tides so you can get some exciting choppy water in very localised spots but mostly this is sailing in flat waters without big swell.
The climate on the shores of the Baltic is more continental than maritime so summer temperatures can be hot but spring and autumn will be colder than Britain or Atlantic facing countries.
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.
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A fabulous adventure! Words cannot convey the experience.
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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
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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.
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