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Belfast (GB) - Alesund (NO)

04 July - 17 July 2015

13 days, Antwerp Flyer

From € 840,-

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Tall Ships Races

25: € 840,-
> 25: € 1100,-

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Antwerp Flyer:
Belfast (GB) - Alesund (NO)

04 July - 17 July 2015

No places available anymore – Experience the thrill of yacht racing in the biggest Sail race of the year. Join the Antwerp Flyer and her crew for the first leg of the Tall Ships Races 2015. Journey from Belfast to Aalesund and make new friends with trainees from all over the world as you sail the Ship as fast as you can. Spectacular vistas and the everchanging North Sea await as you experience the adventure of the biggest sail race of the year. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! In Aalesund you will be welcomed with an epic crew party, where you will trade war stories with the trainees of other ships. Open to Windseekers age 15 – 25 (25+ at request)

Programme Outline

Ports

Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. It started out as a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised Belfast’s lough was deep and their shores were the perfect haven for repairing sea ravaged ships. Today Belfast is a wonderful city to explore! Visit the Titanic quarter waterfront, the Ulster Museum, or the Odyssey area where you'll find lots of entertainment. And spend some time in one of Belfast's many pubs.

Ålesund is once again host port for The Tall Ships Races in 2015. Ålesund harboured the event for the first time in 2001, in an intimate harbour amongst beautiful fjords, mountains and islands. Consisting out of seven islands, Ålesund is a modern city. In 1904 the city, once built largely of wood, was completely burned down by a sea of flames. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil.

Key points

  • Dates: 4 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 14
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body."

    Max (17), Germany

You sail on the Antwerp Flyer

Antwerp Flyer
Shipping type: Round Bilge
Homeport: Antwerp (BE)
Date built: 1991
Trainees: 15
Length: 27.5 m
Height of mast: 32 m – lenght above water line 30 m
Sail: 350 m2

Antwerp Flyer is an aluminium seagoing sail yacht with a length of 27.5 m and launched in 1991. It has all the good qualities of a sail yacht. She sails beautifully close to the wind; she is fast and behaves …

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