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

Copenhagen (DK) - Halmstad (SE) - Helsinki (FI)

27 June - 18 July 2017

21 days, Esprit

From € 495,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Normal price: € 495,-

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Esprit:
Copenhagen (DK) - Halmstad (SE) - Helsinki (FI)

27 June - 18 July 2017

Join the Esprit on her epic voyage from Copehnagen to Helsinki. Take part in a sailing festival in Halmstad and race the other vessels to Kotka, Finland, during the 61st Tall Ships Races. Sail for 3 weeks on a two-masted schooner, combining the discovery of new ports, exciting events, racing and leisurely sailing when the race is done. Sail along the beautiful Baltic Sea coast this summer to get your sea legs and make great sailing friends. Open to Windseekers between 15 and 26 years old.

Programme Outline

Ports

Copenhagen, Denmark's clean, modern capital will win you over with its many districts, each with its distinctive character. Copenhagen has an abundance of water and many parks, so rent a bicycle and explore the city! You'll find architecture old and new, lovely waterfronts and squares, fountains, and of course the friendly inhabitants of the city. Copenhagen has a lot of great restaurants and bars, and in the summer plays host to several festivals. In the winter, its museums are worth a visit.

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland with a population of about 600,000 people. It has been established in 1550. Take a ferry to visit the Fortress of Suomenlinna or the Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. If you prefer to stay on the mainland you can't miss the Rock Church - literally built into rocks. Other attractions include the Esplanadi Park, Hakaniemi Market and lots of museum. Fans of architecture cannot miss the Finnish National Theater and the Lutheran Chathedral.

  • Copenhagen (DK)

  • Helsinki (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 27 June 2017 - 18 July 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I’m not even lying when I say this has been the best journey of my life, I’m super happy and satisfied and would definitely recommend to a friend."

    Manda (15), Denmark

You sail on the Esprit

Sailing Vessel Esprit under sails
Shipping type: schooner
Homeport: Bremen (DE)
Date built: 1995
Trainees: 12
Length: 19.92 m
Height of mast: 21.25 m
Sail: 180 m2

The Esprit is a two-masted wooden boat with a modern schooner rig, gaff fore and Bermuda main. On board it is hands on for everyone! As a trainee you will actively take part in all of the sailing and harbour manoeuvres. …

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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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  • Sunday at Sea – Cape Horn Ceremony

    Europa

    At Sea

    – by Deckhand Pelle

    Sailing is fun! But so can be sitting on your bum! The professional sailors of Europa have one thing in common, they can't seem to sit still, probably because there is always something to do. From changing sheets to mending …

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