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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,-

Book this journey

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


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
  • "A thrilling journey full of breath-taking moments which have taught me that live should always be lived at its fullest."

    Jorge (18), Spain

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

  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa


    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are all adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, …

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  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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