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Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB) - Arendal (NO)

28 July - 04 August 2023

7 days, Christian Radich

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

28 July - 04 August 2023

The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 2. Join Christian Radich for an exciting voyage of racing other Tall Ships across the North Sea! Sail from the Shetland Islands to Norway in a week full of learning, challenges and making friends. Climb the masts, navigate, steer during day and night watches, and relax with your crew mates afterwards. Cross the finish line and make your way to Arendal, where you will spend your last night on board. 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 previous one: see journey Fredrikstad-Lerwick-Arendal.

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

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.

Arendal is a charming town in the south of Norway. Its old city centre still retains wooden houses, dating back to the 17th century. The old harbor Pollen hosts the fish market, cafes and restaurants. Step into one of them to enjoy a meal with a view. The surrounding countryside is hilly and green, and offers beautiful vistas over the islands and waterways nearby. You can also stay in town and visit the KUBEN Museum to learn about the local history or explore the science center.

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

  • Arendal (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2023 - 4 August 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
  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

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

  • Arrival Kristiansand

    Vega Gamleby

    Skarhamn - Kristiansand - Aalborg

    – by Jeroen (18) and Anouk (16)

    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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  • Green Sailing

    Windseeker, 30 August 2018

    Amsterdam

    – by Anna

    Sailing is inherently a "green" activity. Although, like most of the other things we do on this planet, sailing does contribute to the environmental pollution, we do a lot on board to stop it. And hopefully good habits learned on …

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