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Fredrikstad (NO) - Bergen (NO)

13 July - 23 July 2019

10 days, Alexa

From € 499,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 499,-
26+: € 675,-

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Alexa:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Bergen (NO)

13 July - 23 July 2019

The Tall Ships Races: Cruise in Company. This leg of the Races is less competitive but no less fun! You will join Alexa in Fredrikstad and spend your time on board sailing along the coast of Norway to Bergen. Since you won’t be racing, there might be time to stop in a port along the way, or drop an anchor for a jump into the cold fjord water! In Bergen you can expect a warm welcome, with many activities during the maritime festival. You will have the chance to join the Crew Parade through town, make international friends at the Crew Party and visit the Tall Ships around you. 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. The Cruise in Company is a more laid-back leg of the event, where speed doesn’t matter so much and you will have the time to enjoy the leisurely sailing. This year you will explore the stunning Norwegian coast on the way from Fredrikstad to Bergen. Take in the surroundings and enjoy sailing with your fellow trainees before joining the port events.

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

100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new - The 'Gamlebyen' Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia's largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.

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.

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Bergen (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 July 2019 - 23 July 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
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

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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