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Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

05 July - 13 July 2019

8 days, Challenge Wales

From € 500,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training Special Offer

last-minute price: € 500,-
16-25: € 821,-

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Challenge Wales:
Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

05 July - 13 July 2019

*Special offer!* Tall Ships Races 2019 – Race 1. This year’s Tall Ships Races will start in the city of Aalborg in Denmark. Board Challenge Wales for an exciting adventure. Leave the port in Parade of Sail among impressive Tall Ships. Then embark on a race across the Skagerrak towards Fredrikstad. After a few days on the open sea you will see the shores of Norway. Enter the port where lots of exclusive activities will await you: Crew Party, Crew Parade, games, competitions and thousands of other trainees to exchange your sea stories with. Open for Windseekers aged 16-25, other ages (15 or 25+) at request: contact info@windseeker.org

Programme Outline

Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races. Race 1 will take you from Denmark to Norway. You will leave the city of Aalborg in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Fredrikstad where you will join your fellow trainees from other Ships in Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions and visiting other vessels.

As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of Challenge Wales. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the vessel from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other Ships, to navigating and steering. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!

Ports

The Tall Ships Races 2019 will be visiting the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.

100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new – The ‘Gamlebyen’ Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.

  • Aalborg (DK)

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 16-25 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: sleeping bags and towels
  • Ang (25) Malaysia

    "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

  • Phillip (24) France

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

  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

You sail on theChallenge Wales

Picture of the Yacht Challenge Wales Sailing on the sea

Yachts

Challenge Wales

Challenge Wales is a 72 foot, 18 berth Ocean Racer built in 1999. She is an experienced vessel for longer voyages, whatever the weather conditions. The official language on board is English. The Ship has a fun and friendly team who enjoy working hard …

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Windseeker logs

  • Norwegian national dinner and presentation

    Gulden Leeuw

    Aalborg

    – by Charlotte (26, UK) and Pernille (20, Denmark)

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

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  • Sunday at Sea – Cape Horn Ceremony

    Europa

    At Sea

    – by Deckhand Pelle

    Sailing is fun! But so can be sitting on your bum! The professional sailors of Europa have one thing in common, they can't seem to sit still, probably because there is always something to do. From changing sheets to mending …

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