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Bergen (NO) - Stavanger (NO)

18 April - 24 April 2015

6 days, Christian Radich

From € 625,5

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25 : € 625,5
> 25 : € 695,-

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Christian Radich:
Bergen (NO) - Stavanger (NO)

18 April - 24 April 2015

Join the Christian Radich for a sail training journey to the Shetland Islands and along the Norwegian coast. Experience the open ocean, see imposing fjords and secluded inlets, and visit the remote Shetland Islands while you learn to handle the sails of this magnificent Tall Ship. You’ll make fast friends with your fellow trainees as you work on deck, help out with navigation and steering, and be on the lookout during one of the night watches. Work as a team to get the most out of Christian Radich’s sail performance! From Bergen to Stavanger via the Shetlands – it’s the perfect combination of fairy tale-like scenery and the ruggedness of the North Sea. Open to all ages, minimum age 12 years. Age 12-15 years guided by parent/adult.

Get out of the winter gloom with joining the Christian Radich for a week in April. As the sun come back out and the weather is warmer, the Tall Ships Christian Radich will be sailing from Bergen to Stavanger through the Shetland Islands.

Ports

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. Bergen is an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships, that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren's beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

Key points

  • Dates: 18 April 2015 - 24 April 2015
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • 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 conquered the fear of climbing up high."

    Ang (25), Malaysia

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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    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

    A report from the plastic research on board   In July 2021, The Ocean Movement foundation (TOM; formerly known as By the Ocean We Unite) realized an in-depth program on board of the Tall Ship Thalassa during the Erasmus+ co-funded Windseeker project …

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  • Sailing on Morgenster During the Tall Ships Races

    Morgenster, July 2018

    Esbjerg-Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Elin Giese, Sweden, 2nd time Trainee

    Being a trainee on board a tall ship is an experience you can’t compare with everyday life. This is my short article about how it is to sail with the Morgenster before and during the Tall Ships Races.   We all met …

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