For questions or advice:

set course for new horizons

Header trainee

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

Hamburg (DE) - Wilhelmshaven (DE)

08 May - 13 May 2016

5 days, Kapitan Borchardt

From € 617,-

Book this journey

Sail Training

25: € 617,-
> 25: € 685,-

Book this journey

Kapitan Borchardt:
Hamburg (DE) - Wilhelmshaven (DE)

08 May - 13 May 2016

Sail along on this beautiful classic Polish sailing ship at the eastsea. You will start in Hamburg and will end up in Wilhelmshaven. When the wind is well and the direction okay the ship will have time for some stop(s) or anghoring. Each day will be different. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The port of Hamburg, on the river Elbe, is the second largest port in Europe. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. Hamburg was awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2011. Hamburg is noted for several festivals and regular events. Hafengeburtstag is a funfair to honor the birthday of the port of Hamburg with a party and a ship parade. Christmas markets in December are held at the Hamburg Rathaus square, among other places.

Wilhelmshaven is a town on the coast in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the western side of the Jade Bight, a bay of the North Sea. It is adjacent to the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park (part of UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site). Wilhelmshaven is Germany’s only deep-water port, and its largest naval base. Go visit the marine museum, coastal museum, aquarium, UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadden Sea Visitor centre or the "Botanischer Garten". Or just walk around, enjoy.

  • Hamburg (DE)

  • Wilhelmshaven (DE)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 26-32 trainees
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

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 …

Read more

Windseeker logs

  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

    Advice for the First Tall Ship Sailing Journey

    Windseeker, 12 April 2019

    – by Windseeker & Trainees

    A lot of the trainees who go sailing for the first time wonder what it’s like on board. And who better to answer that question than the people who were in this position a few years back? We’ve decided to …

    Read log
  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

    Read log

Photos

  • Dolphins
See more

OTHER JOURNEYS YOU MIGHT LIKE