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Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 July - 16 July 2022

7 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 770,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 770,-
26-28 (at request): € 910,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 July - 16 July 2022

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.

Ports

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.

  • Esbjerg (DK)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 9 July 2022 - 16 July 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
  • Claire (20)

    "AN AMAZING ADVENTURE THAT TEACHES YOU THINGS YOU WILL NEVER LEARN SOMEWHERE ELSE"

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

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

  • Thea (20) Denmark

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

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