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Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

13 days, Kapitan Borchardt

From € 1300,-

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15-25: € 1300,-
> 25: € 1560,-

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Kapitan Borchardt:
Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

Join the Tall Ships Races for Race 1 at the Kapitan Borchardt. The Tall Ships Races 2017 begin in the city of Halmstad, with an opening festival, after which you will race through the Baltic Sea to Finland. The city of Kotka welcomes the participants of the race and general public to experience various recreational activities and diverse cultural program during their stay here. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Halmstad is situated on the Swedish west coast, along the Nissan River. The city is famous for its fortress, built by the Danish King Christian IV at the end of the 16th century. A walk around town will reveal much of the city’s rich history and culture, and the cobbled streets in the city centre are dotted with cafes and pubs. Outdoors there’s plenty to do as well, with the nearby Mollegard Nature Reserve well worth a visit. Halmstad offers plenty to soothe your adventure jitters.

Kotka is located in the gulf of Finland and is a major Finnish port on the Baltic Sea. You can experience its long maritime traditions by visiting the Maritime Centre Vellamo with the world's oldest ice-breaker, and if you have more time, stop by the aquarium with a big exhibition of local, baltic sealife - maybe you will even get to see the feeding done by a diver! Climbe the Haukkavuori tower for a view of the town and seaside and take a refreshing stroll through the Sapokka Water Park.

  • Halmstad (SE)

  • Kotka (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 32
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and German
  • 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 bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "At first I didn't know what to expect and I felt kind of insecure, but the crew was really amazing and I had an unforgettable journey."

    Finn (15), Belgium

You sail on the Kapitan Borchardt

Shipping type: Three-masted gaff-rigged schooner
Homeport: Gdansk
Date built: 1918
Trainees: 33
Length: 33,91m
Height of mast: 27 m
Sail: 600m2

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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