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March 2018

Early bird rates

Save 15 % on all sailing trips in the Caribbean Sea!

January & February 2019:
Grenada - Republic of Trinidad & Tobago - St. Lucia - Martinique - St. Martin - British Virgin Islands

This offer is valid until April 15, 2018.

Please view the complete sailing plan for fares, dates and details.

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March 2018


Dear friends and co-sailors!

After more than eight years on the Eye of the Wind, the time has come for me to open a new chapter: I want to try what it's like to lead a life ashore.

I have really enjoyed the time aboard the Eye of the Wind, it means a lot to me. I have traveled in various areas, made great trips and experienced many adventures - and shared them with almost exclusively sympathetic and enthusiastic guests.

You've done an important part in creating and living such a good family atmosphere on board. I have had good discussions with many of you and have had personal contact, some have become friends - for that I would like to thank you all cordially!

The Eye of the Wind is a charter ship, she is kept alive by paying guests booking our trips and joining us on board. As such, it is up to you that the Eye of the Wind is still underway after more than 100 years, has a crew to take care of it, and an owner to get the ship going. You keep the ship alive and allow the crew to turn their dream into a profession - thanks for that!

I will leave the ship with many unique memories and full of gratitude. I hope you will stay true to the Eye of the Wind and I wish you many more beautiful trips and special experiences with this unique ship!

Bon voyage, have a good trip and safe return!

Best regards,
Your captain Cornel

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March 2018

Sailing itinerary update
Scandinavian Sailing Summer 2018

Hej and Hallå, dear guests and friends,

in the current sailing plan of the Eye of the Wind you will now find two new offers for a fantastic sailing season on the Baltic Sea:

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February 2018

Change of Course
We prefer to stay in calm waters

Ahoy, dear fellow sailors and prospects,

After a long period of preparation, unfortunately, we must postpone our planning of circum-navigating the planet with the Eye of the Wind.

This was not due to the lack of enthusiasm of our guests or our employees. Quite the opposite: with determination and great enthusiasm we have made every effort to push this project forward.

However, as the planning progressed, the impression that had already emerged in the early days became more and more evident: in many countries around the world, the circumnavigation of the planet cannot be achieved with a windjammer with the necessery planning reliabilty.

From ours and from your point of view, the circumnavigation of the world would have been a unique experience, the fulfillment of a dream, perhaps even a journey through time – unfortunately, the competent authorities of some states see this process as much more objective. Too often we are faced with the bureaucracy, legal requirements and costs that apply to large cruise ships.


"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails," says an old Viking wisdom. Therefore, we do not want to wait for a more favorable wind, but redirect the course of the Eye of the Wind and trim her sails in a different way.

Plans are already under way for the 2018/19 winter season in the Caribbean. We intend to visit the island of Grenada with our tall ship and, for the first time, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Furthermore, we are thinking out loud about traveling to Scotland and other attractive new destinations in the summer of 2019. And even the ambitious plan to round the Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope with the Eye of the Wind one day in the future hasn’t been finally “swept from the card table" yet.

We sincerely hope that your disappointment with the cancellation of the circumnavigation will soon be overshadowed by understanding of this decision. Of course, we are still looking forward to your messages regarding travel and trip suggestions.

With kind regards, yours

Ronald Herkert
Managing Director of
FORUM train & sail GmbH
Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse an der Eye of the Wind.

Bleiben Sie mit uns in Verbindung – mit unserem kostenlosen „Logbuch“ informieren wir Sie in ca. fünf Ausgaben pro Jahr über attraktive Reiseziele, tolle Angebote, Gewinnspiele und interessante Neuigkeiten rund um das Schiff und unsere Crew.

Ihr Eye of the Wind Team