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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Bodø (NO) - Ålesund (NO)

25 July - 31 July 2017

6 days, Christian Radich

From € 775,-

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15-25: € 775,-
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Christian Radich:
Bodø (NO) - Ålesund (NO)

25 July - 31 July 2017

On this voyage you will sail along the most stunning coastline in Norway, the coast of Helgeland. Well, Lofoten is great with its high mountains. But Helgeland’s mountains are also high. Here you can see the unique mountains “Dønnmannen”, “Lovund”, “Rødøyløva” and the “Seven Sisters”. Among these majestic mountains, there are thousands of small islands. Many of them have former fishing villages from where people gradually left for a better life in the cities. Nowadays aquaculture has taken over as the most important industry, and many smaller fishing villages have been restored and became tourist attractions. You see islands far out to the North Sea and the one as far as you can come, is Træna. This fishing village is dating from ancient times, nearly 9,000 years ago. Everywhere up north there is a unique birdlife. On the mainland, the glacier Svartisen is among the high peaks. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. (Age 12-15 accompanied by an adult). Prenight in Bodø possible – 60 EUR (B&B).

Ports

Bodø is situated north of the Artic Circle but south of the Auroral Oval. Its beautiful fishiing village has a spectacular view of the Northern Lights and, in summer, the Midnight Sun. Close to it, Saltstraumen is where the world’s strongest tidal current creates amazing whirlpools and draws huge ammounts of fish. You’ll be able to explore local churches, herb gardens and don’t miss out on the Aviation Museum.

Ålesund is an intimate harbor 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. Visit the Atlantic Sea Park on a rainy day or, if the weather is nice, go to the Sunnmoere Museum to see historic Norwegian houses and Viking relics.


  • Bodø (NO)

  • Ålesund (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 25 July 2017 - 31 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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 bags and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a hammock
  • "You have to try it! You will get to know a side of you that you didn’t think you had. I learned a lot, and I became more independent after this trip!"

    Amalie (20)

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

  • 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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  • Log numero uno

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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