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Hartlepool (GB) - Antwerp (BE)

29 June - 09 July 2016

10 days, Black Diamond of Durham

From € 802,-

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Normal price: € 802,-

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Black Diamond of Durham:
Hartlepool (GB) - Antwerp (BE)

29 June - 09 July 2016

Sail with the Black Diamond from Hartlepool to Sail Antwerpen where you will join the great event. The first port of the Tall Ships Races 2016. All Ships will start the Race here. Enjoy the great event in Antwerp and visit many Tall Ships. Age 16-25 years only.

Programme Outline

Ports

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!

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: "The wharf where ships berth".


  • Hartlepool (GB)

  • Antwerp (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 June 2016 - 9 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 16 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • 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
  • "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), Denmark

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:

Black Diamond of Durham is a 10 berth, 45 foot (13,5m) Bowman Corsair Ocean Racer, extremely suitable for Sail Training. Black Diamond will take you anywhere in the world. The vessel has competed in Tall Ships Races every year since …

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