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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

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
  • "This adventure brings a lot of feelings with it, it's a wake-up call for life."

    Ian (20), Belgium

You sail on the Challenge Wales

Picture of the Yacht Challenge Wales Sailing on the sea
Shipping type: Bermudian Cutter
Homeport: Cardiff (UK)
Date built: 1999
Trainees: 12
Length: 21,6
Height of mast: 29
Sail: 262,5 sq m

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

  • Sailing on Morgenster During the Tall Ships Races

    Morgenster, July 2018

    Esbjerg-Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Elin Giese, Sweden, 2nd time Trainee

    Being a trainee on board a tall ship is an experience you can’t compare with everyday life. This is my short article about how it is to sail with the Morgenster before and during the Tall Ships Races.   We all met …

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  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa

    Antartica

    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are all adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, …

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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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