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Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

24 July - 02 August 2021

9 days, Blue Clipper

From € 1062,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

in forpeak: € 1062,-
in 4-person cabin: € 1222,-
in 2-person cabin: € 1434

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Blue Clipper:
Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

24 July - 02 August 2021

The Tall Ships Races 2021: Race 3. Cross the Baltic Sea on a sailing ship Blue Clipper. Step on board in Mariehamn in the Aaland Islands – an autonomous region of Finland. Leave the city in a Parade of Sails and set course for western Poland, to Szczecin where you the final events of Tall Ships Races will await you. But first you will spend several days on the open sea, learning to sail a traditional vessel and trying to win the race. Set the sails, steer, navigate and make new friends along the way! Reach your destination and spend the last 2 days of your adventure in harbour, meeting the international crews of other vessels, taking part in Crew Parade, Crew Parties and other events. For all Windseekers aged 15 and older.

The Tall Ships Races

In 1956 the first ever official tall ships race took place. 20 vessels sailed from Great Britain to Portugal to promote Sail Training and international friendship. Originally meant as a single event, the race gained huge public interest and soon turned into an annual event, currently organized by Sail Training International. Each year dozens of Tall Ships, as well as small ships and yachts gather for races, but also harbour events: Crew Parades, Crew Parties, competitions, concerts and more.

In 2021 the fleet will once again explore the Baltic Sea. Race 1 will start in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and end in Russian St. Petersburg. Then the Tall Ships will cruise in company to Estonia’s capital in Talinn. The second race will bring them to Aaland Islands, an autonomous region of Finland, before they set course for Polish Szczecin in the final leg.

Ports

Mariehamn is the capital of Aaland Islands, an autonomous archipelago off the coast of Finland. The town has maritime ties, seen when visiting the Aaland Maritime Museum and the impressive Pommern museumship. Don’t miss the old Maritime Quarter with its old fishermen houses and boats. With less than 12,000 inhabitants Mariehamn has a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

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.

  • Mariehamn (AX)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 July 2021 - 2 August 2021
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels

This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).

  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

  • Nina (20) Norway

    "My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."

  • Robijn (17)

    "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"

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