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

Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

01 July - 08 July 2023

7 days, De Tukker

From € 770,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15+: € 770,-

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De Tukker:
Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

01 July - 08 July 2023

*Places at request* The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 1. Join De Tukker for this adventurous Journey from Den Helder in the Netherlands to Hartlepool in Britan. Step on board and get to know the crew and trainees who will be sailing the vessel with you. Leave the harbour in a Parade of Sail, waving goodbye to thousands of people on land, before joining the race. Steer, navigate, trim the sails, and work together as a team to reach the finish line. Cross the North Sea under sails, enjoying the beauty of the elements, the peacefulness of the digital detox, and the sight of stars without light pollution. Reach Hartlepool with two days left, and enjoy the port activities. March across town in a Crew Parade, make new friends at the Crew Party, and enjoy the fireworks, competitions and concerts.
On board De Tukker all meals are vegetarian. Other diets at request (let us know at booking!)
For all Windseekers aged 15+

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

Den Helder is a beautiful town in the Netherlands, situated at the very tip of the North Holland province, regularly hosting the Tall Ships events. Discover the town's sea connections by visiting the Marinemuseum and Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers. Take a break and go for a walk in the botanical gardens Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder or admire sea life in the Fort Kijkduin Museum and Aquarium.

Hartlepool is a British port on the east coast of the UK, with long traditions of maritime activity. In 2010, the town played host to the Tall Ships Races, receiving some 125 Tall Ships in its harbor. Once you're there, visit the nearby North York Moors national park, or relive the heyday of the British navy at the Maritime Experience. If you have come to like climbing the masts on board, there is a boulder park in Summerhill where you can reach for the top again!

  • Den Helder (NL)

  • Hartlepool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 July 2023 - 8 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 12
  • 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 bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), Netherlands

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Shipping type: Schoeneraak
Homeport:
Date built: 1912
Trainees:
Length: 40 m
Height of mast:
Sail: 310 m2

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.