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Sochi (RU) - Varna (BG)

24 September - 03 October 2016

9 days, Atyla

From € 495,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 495,-

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Sochi (RU) - Varna (BG)

24 September - 03 October 2016

From Sochi, all participating Tall Ships will embark together, creating a ‘Parade of Sails’. From the deck of ATYLA you will have the most fantastic view of the other ships as you sail west together, back across the beautiful calm waters of the Black Sea, towards the Bulgarian port of Varna. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.


Sochi is a Russian city on the Black Sea coast with a rare in the region subtropical climate - palm trees covered in snow is not a rare sight in there. There are over 100 different ethnicities living in Sochi, making it a perfect mix of cultures and languages. It is a popular tourist destination, with many attractions: parks and gardens, beaches and ski resorts, monumental Stalinist architecture and Byzantine-period ruins. Go out of the city for hikes in one of the national parks.

Varna is Bulgaria's biggest city on the Black Sea coast and a popular tourist destination, university center and port. The famous necropolis belonging to the Varna Culture is dated to 5 000 years bc. With such long hisotry it's no wonder the city is full of museums, including Varna Archaeological Museum founded in 1888, Naval Museum and Natural History Museum. Once your head gets full of history, you can relax on beautiful sandy beach or take a refreshing stroll in the Primorski Park.

  • Sochi (RU)

  • Varna (BG)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 September 2016 - 3 October 2016
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 18
  • 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: towels
  • Windseekers from the Netherlands need to become member of STAN
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a hammock
  • "A thrilling journey full of breath-taking moments which have taught me that live should always be lived at its fullest."

    Jorge (18), Spain

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Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Maritime Museum Of Bilbao (ES)
Date built: 1980-1984
Trainees: 15
Length: 31.3m
Height of mast: 25 m
Sail: 400m2

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