International Exchange during the Tall Ships Races: Cruise in Company. For young trainees aged 15-25 from all countries. Sail the Gulden Leeuw in the famous Tall Ships Races with international group of young people. Learn to sail a traditional Tall Ship, from climbing the masts to steering. Enjoy the feeling of freedom and being one with nature that only comes from sailing. Take your time discovering the coast of Finland, with no hurry to reach your destination. Join games and other fun activities set up by a mentor on board. Reach Tallinn in time to join the harbour events exclusive for crews. Meet trainees from other vessels and exchange your sea stories before going back home, filled with so many new experiences. You’ll be surprised how much you’ve learned in only 10 days on board!
Turku is a Finnish city dating back to the XIII century. Join in the ships’ spectacular route through the Turku Archipelago before being brought right into the middle of the city on the banks of the Aura River. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the medieval castle, Forum Marinum maritime centre, or one of many art museums. Take a stroll down the river bank to find your favourite little restaurant or cafe.
Tallinn is a capital of Estonia, situated on the north coast of the country. It lies on the shore of Baltic Sea, in the Bay of Finland. When visiting, you must see the old town dating back to the medieval times and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course you can’t miss the Estonian Maritime Museum which depicts the country’s long maritime traditions. The Seaplane Harbour is a high tech museum which offers a very unique experience while climbing Kohtuotsa will provide you with a beautiful vista.
Dates: 7 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
For Windseekers age 15-25 years
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes: transportation costs to and from ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers. Windseeker can help to arrange traveling together with other trainees from your country
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).
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.
Ang (25) Malaysia
"I conquered the fear of climbing up high."
Nina (20) Norway
"My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."
Piotr (22) Poland
"Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."
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