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Aberdeen (GB) - Aalborg (DK)

27 June - 05 July 2019

8 days, Challenge Wales

From € 599,-

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18-75: € 599,-

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Challenge Wales:
Aberdeen (GB) - Aalborg (DK)

27 June - 05 July 2019

Delivery to the Tall Ships Races – adult voyage across the North Sea. Join Challenge Wales in Aberdeen, Scotland and embark on an adventurous journey to Denmark. Spend over a week on board, enough time to learn about sailing and get your sea legs! Cross the North Sea over several days of non-stop sailing. Become part of the crew, working in shifts – watches – day and night to keep the Challenge Wales on course. Finally, after a few days of nothing but the sea, sky, sunsets and stars, you will see land again! Reach Aalborg in the north of Denmark and enjoy the maritime festival. Dozens of Tall Ships, Small Ships and Yachts will arrive around the same time, their international crews ready to celebrate. Join the exclusive activities for crews and enjoy exchanging your sailing stories with others. This is an adult voyage for Windseekers aged 18-75.

Ports

Aberdeen, the silver city with the golden sands, lies on the Scottish east coast. The city has been settled for over 8000 years, so you’ll find plenty of historic landmarks as you amble across town. Aberdeen is also famous for its many parks and gardens. The city hosts several festivals year round, so check out the cultural agenda while you’re there. And take some time to spend in one of the many wonderful pubs, where you can strike up a conversation with the locals. But don’t peek under kilts!

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.

  • Aberdeen (GB)

  • Aalborg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 27 June 2019 - 5 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers aged 18-75
  • 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
  • Amalie (20)

    "YOU HAVE TO TRY IT! YOU WILL GET TO KNOW A SIDE OF YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU HAD. I LEARNED A LOT, AND I BECAME MORE INDEPENDENT AFTER THIS TRIP!"

  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

  • Claire (20)

    "AN AMAZING ADVENTURE THAT TEACHES YOU THINGS YOU WILL NEVER LEARN SOMEWHERE ELSE"

You sail on the Challenge 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

  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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  • The Ocean Movement x Windseeker: Bon Voyage, Plastic!

    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

    A report from the plastic research on board   In July 2021, The Ocean Movement foundation (TOM; formerly known as By the Ocean We Unite) realized an in-depth program on board of the Tall Ship Thalassa during the Erasmus+ co-funded Windseeker project …

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