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A Coruña (ES) - Hartlepool (GB)

13 August - 22 August 2016

9 days, Black Diamond of Durham

From € 802,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 802,-

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Black Diamond of Durham:
A Coruña (ES) - Hartlepool (GB)

13 August - 22 August 2016

Enjoy the event of the Tall Ships Races 2016 in A Coruña which lasts till the 14th of August. The next day it is time to leave A Coruña behind and set sail. Sail the Black Diamond over the Atlantic Ocean, through the Bay of Biscay, the English Channel, over the North Sea to Hartlepool. Steer the Ship, trim the sails and meet other Windseekers who may become your new friends. Age 16-25 years only.

Ports

A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1.800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, A Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.

Hartlepool is a British port on the east coast of the UK, with a tradition of maritime activity. In 2010, the town played host to the Tall Ships Races, receiving some 125 Tall Ships in its harbor. Spend some time around the harbor and the city centre, visit the nearby North York Moors national park, or relive the heyday of the British navy at the Maritime Experience. If you have come to like the mastclimbing on board, there is a boulder park in Summerhill where you can reach for the top again!

  • A Coruña (ES)

  • Hartlepool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 August 2016 - 22 August 2016
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 16 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 10
  • 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
  • "Super great experience, I recommend it to everyone. I loved it!!! Everything was perfect."

    Michael (17), Belgium

You sail on the Black Diamond of Durham

Shipping type: Sloop
Homeport: Hartlepool (UK)
Date built: 1972
Trainees: 9
Length: 13,5m
Height of mast: 20 m
Sail:

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