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

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 July - 13 July 2024

7 days, Excelsior

From € 980,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 980,-

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Excelsior:
Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 July - 13 July 2024

*Last places available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. Explore the Gulf of FInland in this spectacular journey of discovery and learning. Step on board and meet your new crew mates, before leaving Helsinki in a Parade of Sail. What a sight – and you get to enjoy it from the water! Sail the Excelsior in three watches, learning to steer, navigate, and trim the sails. Make new friends, and explore the beautiful islands along the way, stopping somewhere in a small harbour or a remote anchorage for a swim in the fresh waters of the Baltic! Make your way to the capital city of Estonia, Tallinn, and spend the last two days in port, exchanging sea stories with the crews of other vessels. Participate in Crew Parade, Crew Party, games and competitions, and make lasting memories before saying goodbye.
Open to young Windseekers aged 15-25.

Ports

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.

Tallinn is a capital of Estonia, situated on the north coast of the country. It lies on the shore of Baltic Sea, in the Bay of Finland. When visiting, you must see the old town dating back to the medieval times and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course you can't miss the Estonian Maritime Museum which depicts the country's long maritime traditions. The Seaplane Harbour is a high tech museum which offers a very unique experience while climbing Kohtuotsa will provide you with a beautiful vista.

  • Helsinki (FI)

  • Tallinn (EE)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 July 2024 - 13 July 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 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, and towels
  • "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now."

    Annette (18), Denmark

You sail on the Excelsior

Shipping type: Traditional fishing smack
Homeport: Lowestoft (UK)
Date built: 1921
Trainees: 12
Length: 23,6 m
Height of mast:
Sail: 8-10 sails

Windseeker logs

  • Stad Amsterdam

    License to kill

    Stad Amsterdam

    Sandy Cay - British Virgin Islands

    – by captain Richard Slootweg

    Right now the last cruise of this winter and also my last cruise as captain on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is well underway. The  British Virgin Islands is the sailing area, as  already mentioned in the former log article. …

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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
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – 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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Photos

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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.