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Klaipeda (LT) - Szczecin (PL) - Lowestoft (GB)

31 July - 20 August 2017

20 days, Leila

From € 1200,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

16-25: € 1200,-

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Leila:
Klaipeda (LT) - Szczecin (PL) - Lowestoft (GB)

31 July - 20 August 2017

New price! Tall Ships Races 2017: Race 3. Board the Leila in Lithuanian Klaipeda and sail across the Baltic Sea towards Szczecin, Poland. Race other Tall Ships, Small Ships and Yachts before arriving at your destiantion. There you can expect a big sailing festival, with finishing celebrations of the Tall Ships Races. Watch the awards ceremony, take part in crew parties and parades. Afterwards you will embark on a more relaxed voyage of almost 2 weeks to Lowestoft, UK. Please be aware that on the Leila the meals are only included on the Tall Ships Races legs so for the Szczecin-Lowesoft leg additional fee applies. Open to Windseekers between 16 and 25 years old, over 25 at request.

Programme Outline

Ports

Klaipéda is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast. The city has long maritime traditions – it even hosts its own Sea Festival in July! – and its architecture bears influences from several different cultures (French, German, Swedish). Take a walk down the Friedricho pasažas, visit the reconstructed Meridianas ship, find the quirky Golden Mouse sculpture and visit the Clock Museum.

Lowestoft is a town on the North Sea coast of England. It is an old sea port and fishing center. Cherish the atmosphere of the lively harbour with its fountains, coffee shops and little food stands. Visit the Mincarlo – Floating Maritime Museum to learn about the life of fishermen in the old days or an old Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum run by volunteers who will happily share their knowledge. For a relaxing afternoon take a walk in Somerleyton Hall and Gardens.

  • Klaipéda (LT)

  • Lowestoft (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 31 July 2017 - 20 August 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, 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
  • Ida (19) Finland

    "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

You sail on the Leila

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Leila

In 125 years of Leila's existence she has had multiple owners. They've been using her both as a sailing yacht and as a home. These days she is a Sail Training vessel, operated by the Leila Sailing Trust. The Trust …

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Windseeker logs

  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa

    Antartica

    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are all adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, …

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