Tall Ship adventures await. Did you know you can book yourself and a mate aboard any number of beautiful old ships? This is an adventure Baharak and I have been eyeing-down for a while now. It’s in the cards, just not sure when. Next year? We’d like to give our son a taste of it while he considers spending his grade six on a similar ship. There are many options available in many locations.
From very grand classic ships to smaller ones with only 10 passengers. I regularly receive the free Classic Sailing newsletter, always chock full of new voyages. Here’s a recent one that could be right for you. It’s a Baltic adventure aboard the Eye of the Wind.
Here now is a bit from the Classic Sailing site:
Tall Ship Adventure Awaits
Cast off for a cruise that will take Eye of the Wind to some of the most beautiful and important historic ports of the German Baltic Sea. In June, Eye of the Wind is in home waters near where she was built. Sh will sail on the former shipping routes of the Hanseatic League, which was once the most powerful merchant association in the Baltic. Rostock is the starting point of your journey, which will take the ship to Kiel via Lubeck. Days at sea will alternate with nights at the sheltered mooring spot or in the harbour. Enjoy relaxing days on board and doing some ‘harbour hopping’ – no previous knowledge or experience is required for sailing on our windjammer.
- Length overall: 40m (132ft)
- Length on deck: 32m
- Year built: 1911
- Vessel rig: Brig
- Guest berths:12
- Crew berths: 10
Hands on Hollidays
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.
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.
If you just want to stay abreast of their offer, scroll down to the bottom of this page https://classic-sailing.co.uk/news and sign up for their Newsletter. Unlike much email, I love getting their updates.