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Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

29 July - 05 August 2018

7 days, Sorlandet

From € 869,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25 : € 869,-
26-70: € 1021,-

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Sorlandet:
Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

29 July - 05 August 2018

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Tall Ships Races 2018, Race 2. Sail on magnificent Tall Ship Sorlandet from Norway to the Netherlands in the last races of the Tall Ships Races 2018. Learn to stand at the helm, climb the masts, set the sails and many other activities while you gain your sea legs. Race Ships from many different countries in a friendly competition before meeting their crews at events organised in Harlingen. Prices in NOK: adults: NOK 9,580; youngsters: NOK 8,150. Prenight in Stavanger at request, based on B&B for NOK 700 per night (approx. EUR 75). Open to Windseekers aged 15-70.

Programme Outline

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 Sorlandet 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 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

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.

  • Stavanger (NO)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
  • Embarkation: 9:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 70 trainees
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Robijn (17)

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

  • Ang (25) Malaysia

    "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

  • Tan (17) Turkey

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

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