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Bergen (NO) - Aarhus (DK)

23 July - 04 August 2019

12 days, Alexa

From € 599,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 599,-
26+: € 799,-

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Alexa:
Bergen (NO) - Aarhus (DK)

23 July - 04 August 2019

The Tall Ships Races: Race 2. Board the Alexa in Bergen and leave port in the Parade of Sails with many other vessels around. Sailing from Norway to Denmark you will race other ships and try to be the first on the finish line. Enjoy being out on the open sea, making new friends and learning to sail a traditional vessel. Reach Aarhus just in time for a maritime festival with hundreds of crew members and thousands of spectators. Open to Windseekers aged 15 and more. Please be aware that the food & drinks for the journey are not included in the price: they will be purchased jointly. The cost should be approximately EUR 10-15 per day.

Programme Outline

Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races. Race 2 will bring you across the North Sea, from Norway to Denmark. Prepare to leave the city of Bergen in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Aarhus where you will join your fellow trainees from other Ships in Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions and visiting other vessels.

As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of the Alexa. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the Ship from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other vessels, to navigating and steering. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!

Ports

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

Aarhus is a port on the northeast coast of Jutland, Denmark. One of its main attractions is the open air museum Den Gamle By, where historical buildings from all over Denmark have been relocated. But the 13th century cathedral is also well worth a visit. Aarhus is a relaxed place with enough to see and do, and its city centre is a favourite with Tall Ship crews who visit the city regularly. West of the city you’ll find lakes and forests, perfect for a hike.

  • Bergen (NO)

  • Aarhus (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 23 July 2019 - 4 August 2019
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and German
  • Price includes accommodation but excludes meals - to be purchased together)
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags, pillows and towels
  • "It was an absolute joy to steer for hours when the wind was blowing, and even when it was completely dead. I loved to see the sea, I loved the silence of the ocean."

    Barnabas (22), Hungary

You sail on the Alexa

Shipping type: Dänischer Haikutter, Gaffelketsch (Danish shark cutter, gaff ketch)
Homeport: Laboe (Kiel fjord), Germany
Date built: 1938
Trainees: 9
Length: 19m
Height of mast: 22m
Sail: 153m2

Alexa was built as a fishing vessel in Denmark and later converted for multi-day trips with guests on the Baltic Sea. The current owner is a non-profit organization who've acquired her in 2017. Nowadays Alexa does Sail Training with youth …

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Windseeker logs

  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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  • Picture of people on board the Tall Ship Morgenster

    A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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