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Blyth (UK) - Gothenburg (SE)

28 August - 04 September 2016

7 days, Kapitan Borchardt

From € 690,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Normal price: € 690,-

Book this journey

Kapitan Borchardt:
Blyth (UK) - Gothenburg (SE)

28 August - 04 September 2016

Join the Kapitan Borchardt and her crew for the experience of a lifetime, for the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016. The regatta will start at the 29th of August and will be approximately 500 nautical miles. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! In Gothenburg you will be welcomed with an epic crew party and crewparty. 2016 is a special year for Tall Ships events. The Tall Ships Races 2016 will be celebrating a diamond anniversary as it will be sixty years since the first Tall Ships race in 1956. And the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta will be held for only the second time in six years – so we are particularly pleased that the Kapitan Borchardt will be visiting two excellent, but contrasting ports. 2 berth cabin at request. Open to Windseekers of all ages, minium age 15 years.

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.

  • Gothenburg (SE)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 August 2016 - 4 September 2016
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
  • 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. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Windseekers from the Netherlands need to become member of STAN
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

You sail on the Kapitan Borchardt

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Kapitan Borchardt

This sail training vessel is a three-masted gaff-rigged schooner. Learn how to sail this big Ship together. Climb the mast. Be the helmsmen. Trim the sails. All together with your fellow trainees. The Kapitan Borchardt has comfortable accommodation, such as with 3 …

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