For questions or advice:

set course for new horizons

Header trainee

Here you can find details about this unique sailing adventure and a bunch of other journeys that we offer on the Tall Ships

Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

8 days, Bark Europa

From € 890,-

Book this journey

Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 890,-
25+ no more places: € 1150,-

Book this journey

Bark Europa:
Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

PDF this page

* FULLY BOOKED * The Tall Ships Races 2018 – Race 2 from Stavanger to Harlingen. With Tall Ships from all over the world you will Race together in a friendly competition. On board of the Bark Eruopa you will participate in the daily working of the ship alongside professional seamen: standing lookout, manning the helm, helping in the galley, hoisting sails and voluntarily climbing the masts. In Harlingen you will be welcome to join all activities organised for the crews. Open for all nationalities, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

The Tall Ships Races is the biggest annual sailing race of the year. The 2018 edition will be the 62nd event and is scheduled to take place on the North Sea, in 4 ports in 4 different countries. Join Race 2 from Norway to the Netherlands. Take part in opening celebrations, meet your fellow trainees, and then wave goodbye to spectators on land and set course across the sea. Expect a warm welcome in Harlingen, with Crew Parties, parades and many other activities.

As a Windseeker Trainee on board Bark Europa you will be a part of the crew, meaning you will join your peers on watches day and night, and take active part in the life on the ship. You’ll be hoisting sails, steering the ship, practicing seamanship skills and learning the art of navigation, guided by the professional crew. And you will sail to win the race!

Ports

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren’s beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

  • Stavanger (NO)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

You sail on theBark Europa

Tall Ships

Bark Europa

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 …

Read more

Windseeker logs

  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

    The most spectacular theatrical performance Mother Nature had to offer

    Vega Gamleby, 01 January 1970

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 3: 27-31 August   27-August-2016: Linda Today was one of the best days in my life. The whole crew played volleyball on the beach. Then be mice for the crew parade and we WON! Yeah! So now I will …

    Read log
  • Wylde Swan

    Salty Eyelashes and the Endless Ocean

    Wylde Swan, 01 January 1970

    On the way to Madeira

    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    Sail training vessel Wylde Swan on her way from Harlingen to Tenerife. On board: crew and trainees. 14 October - 21 November.   After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing our …

    Read log

Photos

  • Dolphins
See more

OTHER JOURNEYS YOU MIGHT LIKE