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Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

13 July - 20 July 2018

7 days, Helena

From € 625,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 625,-
25+: € 625,-

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Helena:
Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

13 July - 20 July 2018

Tall Ships Races 2018 – Race 1. Sail the Finnish schooner Helena from English Sunderland to Esbjerg in Denmark. Take part in activities in ports and race the other vessels across the North Sea. Enjoy sailing with your peers and learn what the life looks like at sea. Languages on board: English and Swedish. To be able to take part you need to be between the age of 15 to 25. Places age 25+ at request.

Programme Outline

Ports

Sunderland is a coastal city in North East England, aging back to the 7th century. Whether you're a nature or a culture lover, you will surely find a bunch of nice activities to do! For instance, have a lovely day out with fish&chips for lunch at the Roker & Seaburn Beaches or take a relaxing walk in Herrington Country Park. Also, go on a trip to the picturesque Penshaw Monument. Discover the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

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!

  • Sunderland (GB)

  • Esbjerg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 July 2018 - 20 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
  • 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
  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

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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    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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Photos

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