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Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 July - 06 August 2022

13 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 1430,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 1430,-
26-28 (at request): € 1690,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 July - 06 August 2022

*Last place available!* International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Get ready for some serious racing! With 13 days on board, this is the longest leg of the 2022 Races, and it is quite an adventure! You will sail from Antwerp in Belgium to the Danish town of Aalborg, racing other Tall Ships, small ships and yachts for several days – and nights! Trimming the sails often for optimal performance, getting up after your watch to help with maneuvers, checking sea for your competitors and constantly watching your speed – this is an exciting time to be on board! Cross the finish line and reach Aalborg in time to spend the last two days of your adventure participating in harbour events like the Crew Parade, Crew Party, fireworks, concerts and more. For Windseekers aged 15-25, ages 26-28 at request.

Ports

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: “The wharf where ships berth”.

The Tall Ships Races 2019 will be visiting the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.

  • Antwerp (BE)

  • Aalborg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 July 2022 - 6 August 2022
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 55
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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

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.

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "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"

  • Ang (25) Malaysia

    "I conquered the fear of climbing up high."

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