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Harlingen (NL) - Gosport (GB)

05 August - 11 August 2018

6 days, Challenge Wales

From € 629,-

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16-25: € 629,-

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Challenge Wales:
Harlingen (NL) - Gosport (GB)

05 August - 11 August 2018

Homeward Bound. Join Challenge Wales in Harlingen, where dozens of Tall Ships and smaller vessels will be gathered for the Tall Ships Races final celebrations. Enjoy the atmosphere of a huge sailing festival before leaving harbour in a spectacular Parade of Sail. Then set course for Great Britain, sailing on the North Sea and in the English Channel. Enjoy the time spent on board, setting and trimming the sails, steering and looking out for other vessels. And, most importantly, have fun! Open for Windseekers aged 16-25.

Ports

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

The Gosport peninsula has 17 miles (27 km) of waterfront on Portsmouth Harbour and The Solent and is a maritime playground for all. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, Gosport was a major naval town. The pebble beach at Stokes Bay slopes steeply into the sea which is great to see. It offers fine views of the shipping going in and out of Portsmouth and Southampton and the many pleasure craft from the many marinas along The Solent and the Isle of Wight.

  • Harlingen (NL)

  • Gosport (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 August 2018 - 11 August 2018
  • 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
  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

You sail on the Challenge Wales

Picture of the Yacht Challenge Wales Sailing on the sea

Yachts

Challenge 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 …

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Windseeker logs

  • How to avoid and deal with seasickness

    – by Windseeker

    A lot of Windseekers mention the fear of seasickness as one of their biggest pre-journey anxieties. Most of us have been there, and lived to tell the tale. Today we come to you with a handful of advice on how …

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  • Making Waves – Vega Gamleby Trainee Logbook

    Vega Gamleby, 15/07 to 04/08 2019

    Sweden

    – by Trainees

    Vega Gamleby 2019 Journey: Plastic, an Issue without Borders   Introduction Welcome to the logbook of the Erasmus+ Youth Exchange Plastic: An Issue without Borders, that took place in the summer of 2019, in Sweden, on board the beautiful and so very cozy sail …

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