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Hartlepool (GB) - Belfast (GB)

21 June - 04 July 2015

13 days, Black Diamond of Durham

From € 740,-

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Black Diamond of Durham:
Hartlepool (GB) - Belfast (GB)

21 June - 04 July 2015

Seize the rare opportunity to cross the Caledonian Channel on board of a sailing yacht, with this delivery leg from Hartlepool to Belfast on board the Black Diamond of Durham. You and your fellow Windseekers will be an integral part of the crew, helping out with every aspect of sailing the ship under their experienced guidance. You’ll sail up the east coast of Scotland, traverse the Canal, cross the famous Loch Ness, and the Irish Sea… A journey filled with beautiful sights that could not possibly be more varied. You will arrive in Belfast in time for the Sail Belfast event with all festivities! By that time you’ll have made new friends and gained new skills, like any true Windseeker would. Open for 16-25 years (25+ at request).

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!

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.

Key points

  • Dates: 21 June 2015 - 4 July 2015
  • 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
  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

    "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"

You sail on the Black Diamond of Durham

Yachts

Black Diamond of Durham

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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Windseeker logs

  • Morgenster Trainees Together

    Cultures at Sea, from individuals to-gether

    Morgenster, August 2016

    Cadiz - A Coruna

    – by Trainees

    Morgenster, EU Exchange 2016 Trainee Logbook   Day 1 – 30/7/2016 At 9, we had breakfast and coffee (especially liked by Bjorn). The taxi arrived and took our bags to the harbour. At the harbour the security controlled all of our bags and then …

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  • Stad Amsterdam

    License to kill

    Stad Amsterdam

    Sandy Cay - British Virgin Islands

    – by captain Richard Slootweg

    Right now the last cruise of this winter and also my last cruise as captain on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is well underway. The  British Virgin Islands is the sailing area, as  already mentioned in the former log article. …

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