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Belfast (GB) - Ålesund (NO)

04 July - 17 July 2015

13 days, Bark Europa

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Bark Europa:
Belfast (GB) - Ålesund (NO)

04 July - 17 July 2015

No places available anymore – Tall Ships Races 2015 – Race 1: Belfast (North Ireland) – Aalesund (Norway). Race with the Bark Europa between the Northern Irish city of Belfast and the Norwegian Aalesund. There will be a lot of different nationalities on board so nice if you like to sail with an international crew. Trainees from the Netherlands, Australia, UK, Sweden, Belgium, USA, Denmark, Norway, Lithuania etc. Open to all ages and nationalities, minimum age 15 years.

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 48
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Working together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

    Piotr (22), Poland

You sail on the Bark Europa

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Den Haag (NL)
Date built: 1911
Trainees: 48
Length: 56m
Height of mast: 33m
Sail: 1250 m2

First class world wonderer. The Bark Europa has sailed every ocean and visited every continent. This three-master is equipped with a total of 30 sails and has participated in many Tall Ships' Races since 1994. In 2000 the Europa came …

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Windseeker logs

  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl

    Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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  • Exchange@sea: special booking conditions 2021

    Amsterdam, October 2020

    – by Windseeker

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we've come up with special booking conditions for the 6 Exchange@sea journeys organised by Windseeker in the summer of 2021. You can book your journey and have a place on board guaranteed for as little …

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