02 July - 15 July 2017
13 days, Leila
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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.
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.
"This trip was about pushing your boundaries."
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