Klaipéda (LT) - Szczecin (PL)
01 August - 05 August 2017
4 days, Statsraad Lehmkuhl
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The Tall Ships Races is the biggest annual sailing race of the year – and it’s been happening for over 6 decades now! 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 3 from Lithuania to Poland where the finishing festivities will greet you.
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 Statsraad Lehmkuhl 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!
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.
Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.
- Dates: 1 August 2017 - 5 August 2017
- Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
- For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
- Windseekers joining: maximum of 150
- 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 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 hammock
"The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"
"The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"
"As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"
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