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Turku (FI) - Klaipéda (LT)

22 July - 31 July 2017

9 days, Gallant

From € 595,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 595,-
> 25: € 770,-

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Gallant:
Turku (FI) - Klaipéda (LT)

22 July - 31 July 2017

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NO PLACES AVAILABE ANYMORE – Tall Ships Races 2017 – Race 2. Join the Tall Ships Races for Race 2 on the Gallant. The second race will lead us from Finland, aross the Baltic Sea to the city port of Klaipeda, which hosted The Tall Ships Races twice: in 2009 and 2011, with over a million visitors and spectators. The seaport of Klaipeda is popular with investors and foreign partners because of its attractive and competitive conditions to develop industry and promote small and medium businesses. Open for all Windseekers and nationalities, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

The Tall Ships Races is the biggest annual sailing race of the year. The 2017 edition will be the 61st event and is scheduled to take place on the Baltic Sea, in 5 ports in 4 different countries. Join Race 2 across the Baltic Sea from Finland to Lithuania for amazing views and exciting sailing race. Ships from different countries are scheduled to take part, making it a truly multicultural event and a great place to make sailor friends from all over the world.

As a Windseeker Trainee on board the Gallant you will be a part of the crew, meaning you will have the chance to join many on-board activities. You will join your peers on watches day and night, and take active part in the life on the ship. You’ll be hoisting sails, steering the ship, practicing seamanship skills and learning the art of navigation, guided by the professional crew. And you will sail to win the race!

Ports

Turku is a Finnish city dating back to the XIII century. Join in the ships' spectacular route through the Turku Archipelago before being brought right into the middle of the city on the banks of the Aura River. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the medieval castle, Forum Marinum maritime centre, or one of many art museums. Take a stroll down the river bank to find your favourite little restaurant or cafe.

Klaipéda is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast. The city has many maritime traditions – it even hosts its own Sea Festival in July! – and its architecture bears influences from several different cultures (French, German, Swedish). Take a walk down the Friedricho pasažas, visit the reconstructed Meridianas ship, find the quirky Golden Mouse sculpture and visit the Clock Museum.

  • Turku (FI)

  • Klaipéda (LT)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 July 2017 - 31 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 16 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Myriam (20) Belgium

    "TAKE CHANCES. IF YOU DON'T TRY, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW."

  • Robijn (17)

    "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"

  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

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