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

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 July - 26 July 2024

6 days, Excelsior

From € 840,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 840,-

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Excelsior:
Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 July - 26 July 2024

The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. Step on board the Excelsior in Turku, Finland, and set course for a voyage of discovery and adventure. Leave the harbour in a Parade of Sail, waved goodbye by thousands of spectators on land. Raise the sails, take the helm, navigate the sea charts, to bring the Excelsior to your next destination. Learn to sail from the experienced crew, and make new friends among the trainees, while enjoying the life at sea, away from distractions, and close to nature. Visit small ports or remote islands, jump into the sea straight from the ship and spend the night watch looking at the stars without the light pollution. Reach Mariehamn and spend the last two days in the port, participating in the maritime festival.
Open to young Windseekers aged 15-25.

Ports

Turku is a Finnish city dating back to the XIII century. Join in the ships' spectacular route through the Turku Archipelago before being brought right into the middle of the city on the banks of the Aura River. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the medieval castle, Forum Marinum maritime centre, or one of many art museums. Take a stroll down the river bank to find your favourite little restaurant or cafe.

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.

  • Turku (FI)

  • Mariehamn (AX)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2024 - 26 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
  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

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

  • 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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  • Arrival at Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    Europa

    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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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).

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