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

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 July - 13 July 2024

7 days, Johann Smidt

From € 420,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 420,-
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Johann Smidt:
Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 July - 13 July 2024

The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. Explore the Gulf of Finland in this spectacular journey of discovery and learning. Step on board and meet your new crew mates, before leaving Helsinki in a Parade of Sail. What a sight – and you get to enjoy it from the water! Sail the Excelsior in three watches, learning to steer, navigate, and trim the sails. Make new friends, and explore the beautiful islands along the way, stopping somewhere in a small harbour or a remote anchorage for a swim in the fresh waters of the Baltic! Make your way to the capital city of Estonia, Tallinn, and spend the last two days in port, exchanging sea stories with the crews of other vessels. Participate in Crew Parade, Crew Party, games and competitions, and make lasting memories before saying goodbye.
For all Windseekers aged 15+

Ports

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland with a population of about 600,000 people. It has been established in 1550. Take a ferry to visit the Fortress of Suomenlinna or the Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. If you prefer to stay on the mainland you can't miss the Rock Church - literally built into rocks. Other attractions include the Esplanadi Park, Hakaniemi Market and lots of museum. Fans of architecture cannot miss the Finnish National Theater and the Lutheran Chathedral.

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.

  • Helsinki (FI)

  • Tallinn (EE)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 July 2024 - 13 July 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 15
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and German
  • Price includes accommodation and food
  • Price excludes: transportation costs to and from the ship
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • "I loved the cooperation between all of us young sailors when we sailed the Ship."

    Kaarny (24), Norway

You sail on the Johann Smidt

Shipping type: Two-masted schooner
Homeport: Bremen
Date built: 1974
Trainees: 30
Length: 36,30 m
Height of mast: 32,1 m
Sail: 470 m2

Windseeker logs

  • 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 …

    Read log
  • Statsraad Lehmkul

    The Best Two Weeks of my Life!

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl, July 2016

    Antwerp - Lisbon

    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I began my sailing adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

    Read log

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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).

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