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Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

20 July - 04 August 2024

15 days, Johann Smidt

From € 840,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 840,-
26+ : € 1300,-

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Johann Smidt:
Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

20 July - 04 August 2024

*Last place available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2 + Race 3 combination voyage. Sail Johann Smidt in not one, but two legs of the Tall Ships Races! Join a Cruise in Company, and get to know the ship and your crew mates, while sailing from Turku to Mariehamn. Spend some time learning to sail, and exploring new places, before taking a break to participate in a large Tall Ship event. Enjoy a few days of port activities, before embarking on an adventurous race across the Baltic Sea to Poland. Having gained your sea legs in the previous part of the journey, you will now be able to focus on winning the race! Reach Szczecin and spend the last two days in port, once again joining the crew-exclusive activities.
For all Windseekers aged 15+


Turku is a Finnish city dating back to the XIII century. Join in the ships' spectacular route through the Turku Archipelago before being brought right into the middle of the city on the banks of the Aura River. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the medieval castle, Forum Marinum maritime centre, or one of many art museums. Take a stroll down the river bank to find your favourite little restaurant or cafe.

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

  • Turku (FI)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2024 - 4 August 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

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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.