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Klaipeda (LT) - Szczecin (PL)

31 July - 07 August 2017

7 days, Leila

From € 600,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

16-25: € 600,-
25+: € 600,-

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Leila:
Klaipeda (LT) - Szczecin (PL)

31 July - 07 August 2017

New price! The Tall Ships Races 2017, race 3. Upon boarding Leila you will wave goodbye to the Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda before setting course for western Poland. You will race other Tall Ships, Small Ships and Yachts across the Baltic Sea in a friendly competition. Finally, you will reach your destination where you can expect a very warm welcome. Szczecin has prepared crew parties, parades, concerts and of course: an award ceremony. Relax on land and meet young sailors from different vessels. Open to Windseekers between 16 and 25 years old; over 25 at request.

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.

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

  • Klaipéda (LT)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 31 July 2017 - 7 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / 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
  • 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
  • "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 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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Windseeker logs

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Photos

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