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Ullapool (GB) - Liverpool (GB)

02 August - 03 October 2021

62 days, Blue Clipper

From € 2610,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 2610,-

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Blue Clipper:
Ullapool (GB) - Liverpool (GB)

02 August - 03 October 2021

Blue Clipper traineeship: spend 64 days on board, becoming fully immersed in life as a crew member and learning everything about sailing a Tall Ship. This is a voyage of discovery. Not only will you discover everything you need to know about sailing a traditional schooner….you will discover a great deal about yourself! Learn every aspect of working and living on board a traditional sailing vessel. During your traineeship you will be assigned different roles, allowing you to truly experience every aspect of sailing and living on board.Whether you’re looking at a career at sea or simply want to experience a long-term sailing journey, this is the perfect opportunity to get your sea legs! For Windseekers aged 18+. Before joining you will need to fill out an application form – contact info@windseeker.org

Ports

Ullapool, despite its small size is the largest settlement for many miles around and a major tourist destination of Scotland. The village was founded in 1788 as a herring port by the British Fisheries Society. A few Cordyline australis or New Zealand cabbage trees are grown in the town and are often mistaken for palms. The harbour is still the edge of the village, used as a fishing port, yachting haven, and ferry port. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings here.

Liverpool enjoys ‘The most splendid setting of any English city’, the city lies in the bay of the Irish Sea. The city has long been on the forefront of maritime and industrial development, and boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites, so there’s plenty to see and do. Find a map and visit the many landmarks & museums, or spend some time at the most impressive waterfront of the world. When the sun sets Liverpool’s vibrant nightlife will keep you entertained every night of the year!

  • Ullapool (GB)

  • Liverpool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 August 2021 - 3 October 2021
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 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

STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.

  • Ida (19) Finland

    "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

  • Phillip (24) France

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

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

You sail on the Blue Clipper

Tall Ships

Blue Clipper

Tall Ship Blue Clipper is a spacious and luxuriously furnished three masted Topsail Schooner.  In the construction of the hull, modern elements are mixed with traditional ones, such as a clipper bow, an elegant yacht stern and a long ballast …

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Windseeker logs

  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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  • Wylde Swan

    Salty Eyelashes and the Endless Ocean

    Wylde Swan, 14 October - 21 November

    Sailing from Harlingen to Tenerife. On board: crew and trainees

    – by Jeske Zijlstra, Deckhand

    After a night of playing with the anchor, it's time to set sail again. Without any sleep, we're preparing the Ship for strong backwinds and high waves. For Barry (the small sail) it’s the perfect time to show up. Carefully putting …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet

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