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Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

8 days, Gallant

From € 472,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training Special Offer

new price: 15-25: € 472,-
old price: € 944,-
new price: 25+: € 708

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Gallant:
Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

* NEW PRICES * Tall Ships Races 2018, Race 2. This is the last chance to join this year’s Tall Ships Races, in the final race from Norway to the Netherlands. You will sail across the North Sea and become familiar with the life on board; you will join in all the activities such as setting the sails, steering or navigating; and even though there are no square sails, you can climb aloft if you want to! After an exciting race you will join the activities in port, including the final Awards Ceremony, Crew Parade, competitions and more. Open for Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren’s beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

  • Stavanger (NO)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 12
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and French
  • 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 bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Thea (20) Denmark

    "I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT BOTH SAILING AND SUSTAINABILITY, AND THE SOCIAL LIFE WAS AMAZING"

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

    "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

You sail on the Gallant

Small Ships

Gallant

Life on board Gallant is a great discovery for any trainee. Teamwork is necessary to handle the huge sails or perform any maneuver, and most of the time leads to friendship. The Ship’s very friendly, competent and welcoming crew will …

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Windseeker logs

  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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  • The Ocean Movement x Windseeker: Bon Voyage, Plastic!

    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

    A report from the plastic research on board   In July 2021, The Ocean Movement foundation (TOM; formerly known as By the Ocean We Unite) realized an in-depth program on board of the Tall Ship Thalassa during the Erasmus+ co-funded Windseeker project …

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