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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
  • "I loved the cooperation between all of us young sailors when we sailed the Ship."

    Kaarny (24), Norway

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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Windseeker logs

  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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  • Picture of people on board the Tall Ship Morgenster

    A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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