The trip from Copenhagen to Plymouth is a very interesting part of our journey from Finland down to the Canary Islands. We’ll start by sailing across the brackish waters of the southern Baltic Sea, continuing through the Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, aka the Kiel canal, which is the most frequented artificial shipping route in the world, connecting the Baltic Sea with the North Sea. Along the canal, it is possible to visit Rendsburg, a small Picturesque town in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and the capital of Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde. The canal itself is almost 100km long, and we’ll exit the canal at Brunnsbüttel into the Elbe and the North Sea. Time permitting, we may visit the island of Helgoland, famous among other thing for being the venue of the largest non-atomic explosion during WWII. Having belonged to Denmark and the UK, it is now part of Germany and mainly a holiday resort for the Germans. We will then pass the German East Frisian Islands and the Dutch West Frisian Islands, continuing along the coast of Netherlands, past Europoort (Rotterdam) – the largest port in Europe and also the most traffic intense region. Then we’ll continue past Belgium, moving on to France, crossing the English channel at Calais-Dover and along the coast of southern England, passing Brighton, Isle of Wight (maybe through the Solent) and finally arriving in Plymouth.
You’ll be experiencing relaxing days at sea with the typically variable weather of the North Sea and you can take part in the sailing activities and coaching according to your preferences, or just sit back and enjoy the ride. You’ll see everything from major cities to small picturesque villages and holiday resorts.
We’ll make several stops on the way, depending on the weather and the preferences of people on board, in places like Gedser, Kiel, Rendsburg, Brunnsbüttel, Cuxhaven, Helgoland, Borkum, Den Helder, Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Scheveningen (Den Haag), Oostende, Dunkerque, Calais, Dover, Eastbourne and Cowes/Lymington/Poole.
The price for the trip is 950 € per person, including
- Boat and crew (incl skipper&hostess)
- Meals and soft drinks on board.
- All boat costs – marina and canal fees, diesel and cooking gas
- Safety equipment
- Travel to/from boat
- Personal insurance
- Meals and shopping ashore