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Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

13 days, Leila

From € 800,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

16-25: € 800,-
25+: € 800,-

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Leila:
Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

New Price! Tall Ships Races 2017 – Race 1. Get on board of the Leila for a sailing adventure of the year! Join the Ship in Swedish Halmstad and enjoy the opening festivities of the 61st Tall Ships Races, before setting the sails and taking course across the Baltic Sea and towards Finnish Kotka. Trim the sails, steer the vessel and become a part of the crew. Race other Tall Ships, Small Ships and Yachts in a friendly rivalry, before reaching your destination. In Kotka you can expect lots of celebrations, Crew Parties, parades, etc. Make new friends from other Ships and exchange the stories from your voyage. Open to Windseekers between 16 and 25 years old; over 25 at request. Open to Windseekers between 16 and 25 years old, over 25 at request.

Programme Outline

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: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 16-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 6
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

  • Max (17) Germany

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

  • Myriam (20) Belgium

    "TAKE CHANCES. IF YOU DON'T TRY, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW."

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