Three Sailing Festivals! This journey is a treat for everyone who loves Tall Ships and celebrating with other sailors. You will board the Atyla in Scheveningen (just outside of The Hague), and leave the harbour with other ships in a magnificent Parade of Sail. You will then make your way to Kiel, and spend a few days at the famous Kieler Woche maritime festival. You will have the chance to show off the Atyla to the visitors, and also take some free time to visit the festival. Finally you will embark on a journey towards Aalborg, where the Tall Ships Races 2019 will start. Enjoy the Crew Party, Crew Parade, fireworks, and spending time with your new friends. Open to all Windseekers, minumum age 15 years.
Scheveningen is a popular sea resort in the Netherlands, a stone’s throw away from the seat of government in The Hague. It has a busy marina and a lively (somewhat kitschy) promenade – great for an afternoon of sightseeing. You’ll also find plenty to do nearby. Go for a walk in the dune landscape or take a tour around the Palace of Peace. Visit Madurodam to see the Netherlands rebuilt in miniature, check out the city centre of The Hague, or explore the beach and perhaps even go kitesurfing.
The Tall Ships Races 2019 will be visiting the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.
Dates: 22 June 2019 - 5 July 2019
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum 16
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: official Atyla T-shirt, 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
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: towels
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
Nina (20) Norway
"My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."
Epp (20) Estonia
"The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."
Ida (19) Finland
"The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"
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