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Klaipéda (LT) - Szczecin (PL)

31 July - 07 August 2017

7 days, Challenge Wales

From € 768,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

16-25: € 768,-

Book this journey

Challenge Wales:
Klaipéda (LT) - Szczecin (PL)

31 July - 07 August 2017

NO PLACES AVAILABLE ANYMORE- Tall Ships Races 2017: Race 3 Klaipéda-Szczecin. In Klaipéda you will embark on the Challenge Wales and enjoy Crew Parties and other activities with many international crews before setting course for Poland, racing other vessels across the Baltic sea. Arrive in Szczecin and celebrate the ending of the 61st Tall Ships Races – the biggest annual sailing event of the world! Participate in the awards ceremony, parties, parades and multiple other events; exchange sea stories and make friends with young people from many different countries. Open for Windseekers age 16-25 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

Klaipéda is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast. The city has many maritime traditions - it even hosts its own Sea Festival in July! - and its architecture bears influences from several different cultures (French, German, Swedish). Take a walk down the Friedricho pasažas, visit the reconstructed Meridianas ship, find the quirky Golden Mouse sculpture and visit the Clock Museum.

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

  • Klaipéda (LT)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 31 July 2017 - 7 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 16-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 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
  • "I loved the bond we all made together, and how we had to help each other sailing the ship and setting sails."

    Mia Rosa (17), Denmark

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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