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

Esbjerg (DK) - Stavanger (NO)

20 July - 28 July 2018

8 days, Challenge Wales

From € 785,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

16-25: € 785,-

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Challenge Wales:
Esbjerg (DK) - Stavanger (NO)

20 July - 28 July 2018

* FULLY BOOKED * Tall Ships Races 2018 – Cruise in Company. You will start the voyage in Danish Esbjerg, where you will see many beautiful Tall Ships, small Ships, and Yachts gathered for the sailing festival. After getting familiar with the crew and Challenge Wales, you will set the sails in an impressive Parade and take the course for Norway. This leg is part of the events, but not a race, meaning that you will have the time to take in the sights and perhaps stop somewhere along the way…? You will reach Stavanger just in time to join the acvitivies for all of the international crews, including competitions, Crew Parade, and the famous Crew Party! Open for Windseekers aged 16-25.

Programme Outline

Ports

Esbjerg is a beautiful coastal city in the South-West of Denmark, with the second biggest harbour in Denmark - a lively place full of fishing and shipping activities. You can observe the town's maritime history in its attractions: from the Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg Skibet statue to the Men at Sea monument, everything brings you back to the sea. Visit also the Ribe Vikinge Center, a fun outdoor museum where you will meet the Vikings themselves!

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren's beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

  • Esbjerg (DK)

  • Stavanger (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
  • 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
  • "A thrilling journey full of breath-taking moments which have taught me that live should always be lived at its fullest."

    Jorge (18), Spain

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

  • Arrival at Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    Europa

    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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  • Clean Circle Navigators 2019: plastic research

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of By The Ocean We Unite & Anna Gudarowska, Windseeker

    In 2019 Windseeker teamed up with By the Ocean we Unite (now: The Ocean Movement) for the first time. In the summer 148 Windseekers took part in the first Sustainable Sailing journeys (now: Clean Circle Navigators) on four Tall Ships. …

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