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

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,-

Book this journey

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 many 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
  • "It was an absolute joy to steer for hours when the wind was blowing, and even when it was completely dead. I loved to see the sea, I loved the silence of the ocean."

    Barnabas (22), Hungary

You sail on the Leila

Shipping type: Gaff cutter with extensive sail wardrobe
Homeport: Lowestoft (UK)
Date built: 1892
Trainees: 6
Length: 13m
Height of mast: 13m
Sail: 90 m2

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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