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Fredrikstad (NO) - Stavanger (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

17 July - 27 July 2023

10 days, Christian Radich

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Christian Radich:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Stavanger (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

17 July - 27 July 2023

The Tall Ships Races 2023: Cruise in Company. Join the beautiful Norwegian Tall Ship Christian Radich for the voyage to Shetland Islands. Step on board and get to know your crew mates before leaving port the next day in a Parade of Sail. Spend 10 days on board, visting Stavanger before sailing across the North Sea towards Scotland. Learn to steer, navigate, climb the masts and trim the sails. Spend several days out at sea, enjoying digital detox, lack of light pollution, and making new friends. Reach Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and spend the last night on board among many other Tall Ships gathered there for the end of this leg of the Tall Ships Races.
Open to Windseekers aged 15+. Young trainees (ages 15-25) can stay an additional night on board after the journey to participate in the Crew Parade and Crew Party. Price: €75 per person, based on bed & breakfast (no lunch or dinner on the additional day), with disembarkation right after breakfast. You can also combine this leg with the next one – see journey Fredrikstad-Lerwick-Arendal here.

The Tall Ships Races

Every year dozens of Tall Ships, as well as small ships and yachts gather for races and harbour events, which include Crew Parades, Crew Parties, competitions, concerts, fireworks and more. Every leg starts with Parade of Sail – a spectacular departure of all the Ships together, and ends with the last two days of the Journey spent in the destination port.

The Tall Ships Races 2023 will take the fleet across the North Sea 4 times! Starting in Den Helder, the Netherlands, the Ships will embark on Race 1 to Hartlepool in Great Britain. Race 2 will take them to Norwegian Fredrikstad, from where they will sail in Cruise in Company to Lerwick in the Shetlands. The final Race 3 will end back in Norway – this time in a charming town of Arendal.

Ports

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. Visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia's largest model railway. Fredrikstad has successfully been a host port for the Tall Ship Races before, welcoming sailors and visitors with great events.

Lerwick is the capital of the Shetland Islands, 160 km north off the coast of Scotland. In 1999 the town of 7500 inhabitants was a host port to the Tall Ships Races, temporarily boosting the population by over 100%! The town itself is small, but there are beautiful sights to see, like Fort Charlotte, the Shetland museum and the ruins of Clickimin Broch. The island's windswept hills are perfect for a strenuous hike, and will give you a good reason to replenish lost calories in the town’s tavern.

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 July 2023 - 27 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 09:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 60
  • 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 bags and towels; padlock for a locker
  • You can also combine this leg with the next one - see journey Fredrikstad-Lerwick-Arendal here.
  • "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

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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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