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.
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.
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
Tan (17) Turkey
"If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."
Phillip (24) France
"Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"
Samantha (18) Australia
"I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."
You sail on theChallenge 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 …
An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life
– by the Trainees
Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the knowledge and feeling of the sadness of my girlfriend. I know I'm going to miss her too. After a painful goodbye to the …
– by Charlotte (26, UK) and Pernille (20, Denmark)
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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