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Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

13 days, Royal Helena

From € 1120,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

dormitory: € 1120,-
double cabin: € 1270,-

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Royal Helena:
Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

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Tall Ships Races 2017 Race 1: Halmstad-Kotka. Join the Royal Helena in Halmstad, Sweden and take part in sailing festival which opens this year’s Tall Ships Races. Set course across the Baltic Sea and race the other vessels to a charming Finnish city of Kotka. Celebrate the end of your journey by having fun with your fellow trainees from dozens of different vessels. Take part in Crew Parties, Crew Parade, games and shows and make international sailing friends! You can also book a LUX double cabin for € 1,420. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

Halmstad is situated on the Swedish west coast, along the Nissan River. The city is famous for its fortress, built by the Danish King Christian IV at the end of the 16th century. A walk around town will reveal much of the city’s rich history and culture, and the cobbled streets in the city centre are dotted with cafes and pubs. Outdoors there’s plenty to do as well, with the nearby Mollegard Nature Reserve well worth a visit. Halmstad offers plenty to soothe your adventure jitters.

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.

  • Halmstad (SE)

  • Kotka (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • 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
  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Robijn (17)

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

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