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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
  • "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body."

    Max (17), Germany

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

  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa

    Antartica

    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are all adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, …

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  • Arrival Kristiansand

    Vega Gamleby

    Skarhamn - Kristiansand - Aalborg

    – by Jeroen (18) and Anouk (16)

    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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