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“AN ADVENTURE THAT CHALLENGED ME, LEFT ME WITH FANTASTIC FRIENDS AND LET ME SEE AMAZING THINGS.”

Lowestoft (GB) - Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

20 June - 15 July 2017

25 days, Leila

From € 1400,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

16-25: € 1400 ,-

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Leila:
Lowestoft (GB) - Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

20 June - 15 July 2017

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New price! Join the Leila in Lowestoft, UK, and sail to Halmstad, where the 61st Tall Ships Races will start. Enjoy the opening celebrations of the international sailing event before setting sails again and embarking on a race across the Baltic Sea. Arrive in charming Finnish city of Kotka where another festival will greet you. Meet trainees from different countries and exchange your sailing stories with them. Join Crew Parties, parades and other fun activities on shore. Please be aware that on the Leila the meals are only included on the Tall Ships Races legs so for the Lowesoft-Halmstad part additional fee applies. Open to Windseekers between 16 and 25 years old, over 25 at request.

Programme Outline

Ports

Lowestoft is a town on the North Sea coast of England. It is an old sea port and fishing center. Cherish the atmosphere of the lively harbour with its fountains, coffee shops and little food stands. Visit the Mincarlo – Floating Maritime Museum to learn about the life of fishermen in the old days or an old Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum run by volunteers who will happily share their knowledge. For a relaxing afternoon take a walk in Somerleyton Hall and Gardens.

Kotka is located in the gulf of Finland and is a major Finnish port on the Baltic Sea. You can experience its long maritime traditions by visiting the Maritime Centre Vellamo with the world's oldest ice-breaker, and if you have more time, stop by the aquarium with a big exhibition of local, baltic sealife – maybe you will even get to see the feeding done by a diver! Climbe the Haukkavuori tower for a view of the town and seaside and take a refreshing stroll through the Sapokka Water Park.

  • Photo by: John / CC-BY-SA license

  • Kotka (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 June 2017 - 15 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 16-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 6
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation, 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

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