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Sailing ship Eye of the Wind

 The 100 year old Brig Eye of the Wind is one of the oldest and one of the most traditional ships in the International fleet. After finishing building the ship in 1911 it was used as a sailing cargo vessel in Denmark. In the year 2000 the ship was fully restored. During the summer months the Eye of the Wind sails around the North coast of Europe and you will find the ship at every North European maritime festival.

Day sailup to 12 passengers
Evening sailup to 12 passengers
Cruiseup to 12 passengers
Furthermore it is possible to do cruises over a few days. During the winter months the Eye of the Wind offers cruises in warmer areas, for example in the Caribbean.

The complete interior is very comfortable and maritime themed, with the whole deck made from teak wood. The classic facilities grant the ship the traditional seafaring charm. The interior and the exterior shine with tropical wood and brass.
Equipped with the latest navigation equipment and a very powerful engine the Eye of the Wind makes a very good balance between the modern and the traditional seafaring.

General data

Inauguration: 1911
Home port: Jersey
Trading area: Worldwide
Classification: Civilian sailing school ship

Call sign:  GWAK
IMO: 52999864
MMSI number: 233789000

Length over all: 40,23 m
Beam: 7,01 m
Draught: 2,70 m
Masthead height: 28,00 m

Displacement: 240 t
Gross tonnage: 129 GT

Main engine: Caterpillar, 650 HP
Generators: 1x Deutz, 60 Kw

1x Kibota, 30 Kw

Bunker capacity gas oil: 5500 l
Bunker capacity fresh water: 7700 l

Type of rigging: Brig
Sail area: 750 m² on 13 sails

Speed under sails: 10 knots
Speed under engine: 8 knots

Passenger capacity: 12 passengers for day- and evening sail
12 passengers for overnight cruises
(2x2, 4x3 - each cabin with shower/ WC)

Sail plan

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Sail plan

Outer jib (1)
Inner jib (2)
Jib (3)
Fore course (4)
Fore lower topsail (5)
Fore upper topsail (6)
Fore gallantsail (7)
First staysail (8)
Second staysail (9)
Main course (10)
Maintopsail (11)
Maingallantsail (12)
Brig sail (13)