Race 1 of the Tall Ships Races 2016 starts in Antwerp where you will embark the Alexander von Humboldt II and will sail to Lisbon in two weeks. The 10th of July the fleet will leave port and they will arrive around July the 22th in Lisbon. First you’re going to explore Antwerp and enjoy the Sail festival. The next day you will leave port, and set sail to start the race. On board you will feel the wind, hoist the sails together with other trainees.
You will be divided into watch groups and work together as a team. There will be about hundreds of Tall Ships around you. After this sailing trip you will end in the famous harbour of Lisbon. Will you be the first one that crossed the finish line!? In Lisbon you will a join the crew parade with your fellow Windseeker and other trainees who have taken part in the race. But there is also time to enjoy a lot of historic things to find in the city, like the Alfama or the Lisbon Cathedral.