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Esbjerg (DK) - Stavanger (NO)

20 July - 28 July 2018

8 days, Helena

From € 675,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 675,-
25+: € 675,-

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Helena:
Esbjerg (DK) - Stavanger (NO)

20 July - 28 July 2018

Tall Ships Races 2018 – Cruise in Company. Sail the Helena from Danish Esbjerg to Stavanger in Norway in the Cruise in Company leg of the Tall Ships Races. This voyage is not a race, instead it gives you time to relax, learn and take in the surroundings. Despite that, you are still part of the event and you can expect activities for the crews in port. Languages on board: English and Swedish. Age 15-25 years, age 25+ at request.

Programme Outline

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!

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren's beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

  • Esbjerg (DK)

  • Stavanger (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 24
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Swedish
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), Netherlands

You sail on the Helena

Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Turku (FI)
Date built: 1992
Trainees: 24
Length: 40 m
Height of mast: 34 m
Sail: max 580 m2

The schooner "Helena" has proved herself to be a fast and seaworthy sailing boat by virtue of her stylish construction and rigging. She is a prime example of the high standards in the Finnish art of boatbuilding. This flag ship …

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Windseeker logs

  • On the Right Course

    Gulden Leeuw, 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

    Atlantic Crossing from Halifax to Le Havre

    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

      Aug 2nd 2017   Second Day at Sea Today we have started hauling a smaller vessel, Peter von Danzig – we are currently expecting to go on motor for 2 days before the race will resume. The evening was much calmer than yesterday …

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  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet

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