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Gosport (UK) - Antwerp (BE)

03 July - 09 July 2016

6 days, Challenge Wales

From € 760,-

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Challenge Wales:
Gosport (UK) - Antwerp (BE)

03 July - 09 July 2016

Come on board of Challege Wales in his sailing from Gosport to Antwerp. On board you will get teached everything to sail the Tall Ship. You will across the North Sea and enjoy the beautiful things up there. Open to Windseekers age 18-25 years only.

Ports

Gosport is a Borough town in the South Hampshire. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, Gosport was a major naval town associated with the defence and supply infrastructure of Her Majesty's Naval Base, and is still home to HMS SULTAN and a Naval Armament Supply Facility as well as a Helicopter Repair base. The Gosport peninsula has 17 miles waterfront on Portsmouth Harbour and The Solent and is a maritime playground for all.

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: "The wharf where ships berth".


  • Antwerp (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 3 July 2016 - 9 July 2016
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 18-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 10
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

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

  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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