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

Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 July - 04 August 2024

9 days, Excelsior

From € 1260,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 1260,-

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Excelsior:
Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 July - 04 August 2024

*Last 2 places available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Join the Excelsior in the beautiful Aland Islands for the last – and longest – race of this year’s event. Sail all the way across the Baltic Sea to Poland, around a number of waypoints. Steer, navigate, work with sails, and do everything you can to win the race, sailing day and night (divided into three watches.) Make your way to Szczecin, where many Tall Ships, small ships and yachts will gather for the final celebrations – and of course you’ll be invited to be a part of that! March in a Crew Parade, cheer at the award ceremony, dance in the Crew Party; visit the other vessels and make international friends.
Open to young Windseekers aged 15-25.

Ports

Mariehamn is the capital of Aland Islands, an autonomous archipelago off the coast of Finland. The town has maritime ties, seen when visiting the Aaland Maritime Museum and the impressive Pommern museumship. Don't miss the old Maritime Quarter with its old fishermen houses and boats. With less than 12,000 inhabitants Mariehamn has a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

  • Mariehamn (AX)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 July 2024 - 4 August 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 learned that I could do things that I could have never done before."

    Christopher (16), England

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

  • Log numero uno

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa

    Antartica

    – 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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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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