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Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

13 days, Challenge Wales

From € 1152,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

16-25: € 1152,-

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Challenge Wales:
Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL OFFER: 50% off the board price from June 28th – now only EUR 576! Board Challenge Wales in Halmstad, Sweden, where a big sailing festival will open the 2017 Tall Ships Races. Meet the crews of Tall Ships, small Ships and yachts from many different countries, participate in crew parties and activities before setting course to Kotka. Race the other vessels across the Baltic sea and arrive in Finland for yet more festivities. Open for Windseekers age 16-25 years.

Ports

Halmstad is situated on the Swedish west coast, along the Nissan River. The city is famous for its fortress, built by the Danish King Christian IV at the end of the 16th century. A walk around town will reveal much of the city’s rich history and culture, and the cobbled streets in the city centre are dotted with cafes and pubs. Outdoors there’s plenty to do as well, with the nearby Mollegard Nature Reserve well worth a visit. Halmstad offers plenty to soothe your adventure jitters.

Kotka is located in the gulf of Finland and is a major Finnish port on the Baltic Sea. You can experience its long maritime traditions by visiting the Maritime Centre Vellamo with the world's oldest ice-breaker, and if you have more time, stop by the aquarium with a big exhibition of local, baltic sealife - maybe you will even get to see the feeding done by a diver! Climbe the Haukkavuori tower for a view of the town and seaside and take a refreshing stroll through the Sapokka Water Park.

  • Halmstad (SE)

  • Kotka (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 16-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maxiumum 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
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a hammock/bunk/cabin
  • "An amazing adventure that teaches you things you will never learn somewhere else."

    Claire (20)

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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