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Belfast (GB) - Alesund (NO)

05 July - 15 July 2015

10 days, Christian Radich

From € 1020,-

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Tall Ships Races

25 : € 1020,-
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Christian Radich:
Belfast (GB) - Alesund (NO)

05 July - 15 July 2015

Tall Ships Races 2015 – Race 1: Belfast (NI) – Aalesund (NW). Get ready to join in the Race of a lifetime on board the Christian Radich. Together with your ship mates you’ll strive to reach Aalesund first. Make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the open ocean surrounding you. Be part of the Sail festival in port with the other ships and with trainees from all over the world. This journey is open to adventurers aged 15 years and up. Pre-night and afternight possible. 60 EUR p.p.p.n. Youngsters age 15-25 years are allowed to stay 2 nights so they also can join the crewparade and crewparty in Aalesund!

Programme Outline

Ports

Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. It started out as a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised Belfast’s lough was deep and their shores were the perfect haven for repairing sea ravaged ships. Today Belfast is a wonderful city to explore! Visit the Titanic quarter waterfront, the Ulster Museum, or the Odyssey area where you'll find lots of entertainment. And spend some time in one of Belfast's many pubs.

Ålesund is once again host port for The Tall Ships Races in 2015. Ålesund harboured the event for the first time in 2001, in an intimate harbour amongst beautiful fjords, mountains and islands. Consisting out of seven islands, Ålesund is a modern city. In 1904 the city, once built largely of wood, was completely burned down by a sea of flames. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil.

Key points

  • Dates: 5 July 2015 - 15 July 2015
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "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 Christian Radich

Tall Ship Christian Radich under sail
Shipping type: Three masted full Ship
Homeport: Oslo (NO)
Date built: 1936
Trainees: 85
Length: 73m
Height of mast: 37,7 m
Sail: 1360 m2

Christian Radich is a sturdy and fast Norwegian windjammer who has won multiple races. Among others, she is the winner of the Tall Ships' Races 2005 and came first in 2006 during the legendary 50th Anniversary Tall Ships' Race from …

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Windseeker logs

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  • Log numero uno

    MORGENSTER

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    – by Windseeker Jan

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