* Last places available – contact firstname.lastname@example.org before booking * Youth Voyage – The Tall Ships Races 2018, Race 2. Join the Black Diamond of Durham for the second – and last – race of the 62nd Tall Ships Races. Get on board in Norwegian Stavanger and get to know your fellow crew members before leaving port in the magnificent Parade of Sail. Then you will make your way to the starting line, from which you will race other yachts, as well as Tall Ships, across the sea and towards Harlingen. Once you reach port you can expect many fun activities, and meeting sailors like you from all over the world to exchange your experiences. For Windseekers age 16-25 years only.
The Tall Ships Races is the biggest annual sailing race of the year. The 2018 edition will be the 62nd event and is scheduled to take place on the North Sea, in 4 ports in 4 different countries.
Join Race 2 from Norway to the Netherlands. Take part in opening celebrations, meet your fellow trainees, and then wave goodbye to spectators on land and set course across the sea. Expect a warm welcome in Harlingen, with the Crew Party, the parade and many other activities.
As a Windseeker Trainee on board the Black Diamond of Durham you will be a part of the crew, meaning you will join your peers on watches day and night, and take active part in the life on the vessel. You’ll be hoisting sails, steering the yacht, practicing seamanship skills and learning the art of navigation, guided by the crew.
Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren’s beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.
Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.
Dates: 28 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers age 16-25 years
Windseekers joining: 8-10
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
Samantha (18) Australia
"I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."
Christopher (16) England
"I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"
Max (17) Germany
"The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"
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