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Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 July - 24 July 2022

8 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 880,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 880,-
26-28 (at request): € 1040,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 July - 24 July 2022

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Step on board Gulden Leeuw in the north of the Netherlands for a more relaxed leg of the Tall Ships Races. Leave the harbour in a spectacular Parade of Sail with other vessesl, and embark on a journey along the North Sea coats of the Netherlands. Learn and practice your seamanship skills, from hoisting the sails and making knots, to improving your leadership and self-confidence. Join day and nigh watches, during which you will sail the ship together with your fellow trainees. Learn a couple of shanties, admire stars without the light pollution and enjoy the time spent out in nature. Then spend the last two days of your adventure in Antwerp, participating in harbour events, together with the international crews of other Tall Ships. For Windseekers aged 15-25, ages 26-28 at request. Now bursaries up to €500 available for young people who have never sailed in the Tall Ships Races before. Contact info@windseeker.org for details.

Ports

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.

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”.

  • Harlingen (NL)

  • Antwerp (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 16 July 2022 - 24 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
  • "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

    Boukje (15), Netherlands

You sail on the Gulden Leeuw

Gulden Leeuw Sailing
Shipping type: Topsail Schooner
Homeport: Kampen (NL)
Date built: 1937
Trainees: 60
Length: 70,1 m
Height of mast: 40 m
Sail: 1500 m2

The Gulden Leeuw is a three-masted topsail schooner, which means that you can climb the 40-metre mast to unpack the square sails. That’s approximately 12 stories high! But do not worry, you can start with the lowest yard. With 1500 …

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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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    Absolutely Awesome Day

    Europa

    Southern Atlantic Ocean

    – by Annie van Haaren

    Today was absolutely awesome. Waking from a good 7 hour sleep to breakfast, first time in 5 days as I had been sleeping right through it when on the dog watch. We had watch from 8 am till 12 midday. …

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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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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.