International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. The Tall Ships Races are back! Join the magnificent Gulden Leeuw for the first race of the 2022 event on the North Sea. Step on board in Danish Esbjerg and sail out among the crowds watching the Parade of Sail from shore. Make your way to the starting line and set on a race across the sea towards Harlingen. Along the way you will learn how to sail a Tall Ship from experienced crew: each day you will do more on your own, from setting sails to steering and navigating! You will also make friends from different countries, have the chance to relax on deck after your watches and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. You will spend the last two days in Harilngen, participating in harbour events, together with the international crews of other Tall Ships. For Windseekers aged 15-25, ages 26-28 at request.
Esbjerg is a beautiful coastal city in the South-West of Denmark, with the second biggest harbour in Denmark – a lively place full of fishing and shipping activities. You can observe the town’s maritime history in its attractions: from the Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg Skibet statue to the Men at Sea monument, everything brings you back to the sea. Visit also the Ribe Vikinge Center, a fun outdoor museum where you will meet the Vikings themselves!
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.
Dates: 9 July 2022 - 16 July 2022
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
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.
Phillip (24) France
"Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"
Mathijn (13) Netherlands
"Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"
Barnabas (22) Hungary
"IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPLETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."
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