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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Gothenburg (SE) - Gothenburg (SE)

23 July - 06 August 2022

14 days, Ingo

From € 795,-

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International Exchange Sail Training

15-25: € 795,-
26-28 (at request): € 1330,-

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Ingo:
Gothenburg (SE) - Gothenburg (SE)

23 July - 06 August 2022

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*Places at request* Baltic Resarch, Round 2: Sustainable Youth Exchanges for trainees from: Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland. Join a cultural exchange on board the traditional ship Ingo in Sweden. Make new, international friends and discover your similarities and differences. Learn to sail a traditional vessel, fish for, and analyse, microplastic in the sea and discover the beautiful coast of Sweden. Challenge yourself and learn how to steer, trim the sails and navigate using sea charts. Join the games set up by your mentors, and most of all: enjoy the trip! Participate in Dinghy to raise money for your journey and learn new things about yourself. For young Windseekers aged 15-25 (26-28 at request). Apply for a € 300 bursary to lower the cost of your journey! Contact info@windseeker.org for details.

About your Journey

Are you looking for something special this summer? Do you want to do something fun yet meaningful? Join a youth exchange on a Tall Ship and explore the coast of Sweden while studying sustainability. Spend your time living, sailing and learning about people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions. Explore the similarities and celebrate the differences between you. Try the best foods from other countries and learn by experience that even differences can work in your favor.

Of course Sail Training will be a big part of your adventure, as it is a great learning tool. Together with the other participants you will receive more responsibilities each day, practicing teamwork and leadership, until you are able to do most tasks on board by yourselves. Setting sails? Steering? Navigating? You won’t even notice when you’ve taken over the ship. You will remember the sense of satisfaction for many years and your self-confidence will soar as high as the masts of the Ingo!

Sailing is by its nature a sustainable activity. For example, we have to mind the limited fresh water supplies on board. In accordance with the theme we will plan the route so as to avoid using the engine as much as possible. You will actively join in monitoring the plastic levels in the sea with a biologist from The Ocean Movement. You will also organise local actions such as cleanups and awareness events.

No budget? No worries! The Windseeker Dinghy will help you get on board. The program, much more than just a fundraising training, is part of your preparation and included in the Exchanges. Raise money for your journey, supported by an experienced coach. Learn new things about yourself and gain life skills. It is also a great way to connect with other trainees. Let us know at booking if you’d like to take part. It's a good idea, really. Regardless of financial reasons. Join Dinghy and get going!

Ports

Situated by the Kattegat Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden. With the largest port in the Nordic countries. Due to its two universities, there are many students. Have a walk over the boulevard Kungsportsavenyn (known as Avenyn, "The Avenue"). Visit a museum or Liseberg, the largest amusement park in Scandinavia. Go to Haga district for its picturesque wooden houses and its well-known Haga bulle (cinnamon roll). Go to one of the parks or the famous Southern Gothenburg Archipelago.

Situated by the Kattegat Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden. With the largest port in the Nordic countries. Due to its two universities, there are many students. Have a walk over the boulevard Kungsportsavenyn (known as Avenyn, "The Avenue"). Visit a museum or Liseberg, the largest amusement park in Scandinavia. Go to Haga district for its picturesque wooden houses and its well-known Haga bulle (cinnamon roll). Go to one of the parks or the famous Southern Gothenburg Archipelago.

  • Gothenburg (SE)

  • Gothenburg (SE)

Sponsorship and costs

Apply now for a bursary - up to € 300 to lower the costs of your journey! Contact info@windseeker.org

The subsidized youth price for this journey is € 795,- per trainee, instead of the regular price of € 1,330.

Reimbursement of your travel costs to and from the ports by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Reimbursement up to a certain amount, depending on the trainee’s country (according to the rules of the Erasmus+ Program). Maximum possible reimbursement: Sweden € 20, Ireland, the Netherlands € 275; Denmark € 180.
The reimbursement will take place several months after the journey, based on receipts and tickets.

Key points

  • Dates: 23 July 2022 - 6 August 2022
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • Participating countries: Sweden, Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark.
  • Windseekers joining: 25
  • 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 the ports. Travel costs will be reimbursed after the journey, up to certain amounts, depending on the country of origin.
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, bedsheets and towels
  • Participating Windseekers need to become members of their country's Sail Training organisations
  • "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

    Tan (17), Turkey

You sail on the Ingo

Shipping type: 3-masted schooner
Homeport: Gothenburg (SE)
Date built: 1922
Trainees: 24
Length: 38 m
Height of mast: 25 m
Sail: 440 m2

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STO Garant

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).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

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.