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Szczecin (PL) - Hartlepool (GB)

07 August - 20 August 2017

13 days, Black Diamond of Durham

From € 490,-

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Port-to-port delivery Sail Training

16-25: € 490,-

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Black Diamond of Durham:
Szczecin (PL) - Hartlepool (GB)

07 August - 20 August 2017

Join the Black Diamond in Szczecin where the festivities for the ending of 2017 Tall Ships Races will be finishing. Spend some time exploring the city and other vessels before setting sail back to Black Diamon’s homeport in Hartlepool. Steer the Ship, trim the sails and meet other Windseekers who may become your new friends. For Windseekers age 16-25 years only.

Ports

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

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!

  • Szczecin (PL)

  • Hartlepool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 16-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: 8-10 trainees
  • 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
  • You will sleep in a hammock/bunk/cabin
  • "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

    Axel (23), France

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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