* FULLY BOOKED * The Tall Ships Races 2019: Race 1. The biggest annual Tall Ships event is back, and once again the majestic fully-rigged Ship Christian Radich takes part! Join her in Denmark and embark on an adventurous journey to Norway. Race other Tall Ships to be the first on the finish line. Learn about the life – and work – on a traditional Tall Ship and enjoy your time on board before reaching your destination and relaxing in port. On the 11th and 12th there will activities in port like crewparade and crewparty. On the 11th and 12th lunch and dinner is not included in the boardprice. The Voyage is open to all Windseekers aged 15 and older.
Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races.
Race 1 will take you from Denmark to Norway. You will leave the city of Aalborg in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Fredrikstad where you will join your fellow trainees from other Ships in Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions and visiting other vessels.
As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of the Christian Radich. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the Ship from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other vessels, to navigating and steering. Climbing the masts is voluntary, but a great experience you should try at least once. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!
The Tall Ships Races 2019 will be visiting the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.
100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new – The ‘Gamlebyen’ Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.
Dates: 5 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
Embarkation: 20:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum of 80
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
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
Wietze (16) Netherlands
"Teamwork is the key"
Piotr (22) Poland
"Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."
Jet (31) Netherlands
"As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"
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