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

Gothenburg (SE) - Gothenburg (SE)

08 July - 19 July 2024

11 days, Ingo

From € 900,-

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Clean Circle Navigators Exchange@sea Powered by Erasmus+ Sail Training

18-25: € 900,-

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Ingo:
Gothenburg (SE) - Gothenburg (SE)

08 July - 19 July 2024

Sustainable Youth Exchange for trainees from the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Once again the Swedish ship Ingo welcomes young trainees for an international voyage. Join them for an unforgettable experience of sailing, making friends, and learning about the marine environment. Learn to steer, work with sails, and navigate; make useful knots and sing traditional shanties. Try national foods from other countries and share your own culture with your crew mates. Visit new places and leave them cleaner than you’ve found them. Stop along the way to meet another Ship – Skibladner II, also filled with international Windseekers, to exchange stories, experiences, and make even more new friends!
For young Windseekers aged 18-25 from the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden (you must be at least 18 years old on the day of the journey start). Participating Windseekers need to become members of their country’s Sail Training organisations for a small fee (approx. € 20 – € 50).
No more places available for Dutch trainees, but you can still join a sister-voyage on Skibladner II –
click here for details.

About the Journey

Join the Swedish Ship Ingo for an adventurous youth sailing trip. Step on board in Gothenburg and set sail for new horizons. Learn to navigate, steer, stand on lookout and work with sails, while singing shanties, making knots, and spending time in an international group. Sail day and night, divided into watches, and learn everything you need to know from the experienced crew. Meet up with the Skibladner II, another Ship sailing with an Exchange@sea group, and talk about your experiences.

Join plastic research of the seas with The Ocean Movement facilitator. Learn about life in the oceans, and how it's impacted by human activity. Study the water pollution with a Manta trawl, and analyse the results before sending them to a global database, contributing to a worldwide research. Organise beach cleanups and engage the local public to create long-lasting impact. Make your own plastic-free cosmetics, and brainstorm for the cleaner future.

Make new friends from different countries, cultures, and social backgrounds. Join activities organised by mentors to get to know each other better. Give a short presentation of your country with the others in the group, and then share your national dish with everyone. Try snacks from other countries, learn how others spend their free time, and what music they listen to. Join games, and friendly competitions, and create long-lasting connections.

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. 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

This journey is co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Traveling to-and-from the ports will be reimbursed 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: from € 180 to € 320, depending on the country of origin and mode of transport (there is a higher subsidy for green travel options). The reimbursement will take place several months, up to a year, after the journey, based on receipts and tickets.

The participants of this and other Erasmus+ journeys can join the Dinghy fundraising program for free (without the usual € 75 fee.)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 18-25 years
  • Participating countries: Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark.
  • Windseekers joining: 20
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Travel to-and-from ports will be reimbursed under Erasmus+ regulations (rules apply).
  • 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 countries' Sail Training organisations for a small fee (€ 25 - € 50).
  • "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches."

    Phillip (24), France

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

Ingo is operated by a nonprofit club with about 600 members who volunteer to keep the Ship sailing. From the 1st of May until mid-October, Ingo spends around 110 days each year on the water in multiple events, from daytrips in …

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Windseeker logs

  • Whoopie in het stuurhuis!

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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  • 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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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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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.