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Bergen (NO) - Aarhus (DK)

22 July - 04 August 2019

13 days, LOA

From € 750,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Normal price: € 750,-

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LOA:
Bergen (NO) - Aarhus (DK)

22 July - 04 August 2019

Places at request via info@windseeker.org * Tall Ships Races: Race 2. Join the LOA in an exciting journey from Norway to Denmark. Board the Ship during an event and sail out of port in the Parade of Sail with other vessels – all of them looking their best for the thousands of spectators on land! Then embark on a race towards Aarhus. Working in shifts you will join the crew and other trainees in trying to be the first vessel on the finish line. Steer the Ship, trim the sails, navigte and get your sea legs out on the open sea! Once in port you can expect great celebrations for the finish of 2019 Tall Ships Races. Take part in exclusive crew events and enjoy the atmosphere of a large maritime festival before saying goodbye to your shipmates. You can also stay on board until Aalborg and disembark at noon on the 6th of August, for no additional fee – contact us to confirm the details. Open to Windseekers aged 15-25.

Programme Outline

Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races. Race 2 will bring you across the North Sea, from Norway to Denmark. Prepare to leave the city of Bergen in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Aarhus where you will join your fellow trainees from other Ships in Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions and visiting other vessels.

As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of the LOA. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the Ship from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other vessels, to navigating and steering. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!

Ports

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

Aarhus is a port on the northeast coast of Jutland, Denmark. One of its main attractions is the open air museum Den Gamle By, where historical buildings from all over Denmark have been relocated. But the 13th century cathedral is also well worth a visit. Aarhus is a relaxed place with enough to see and do, and its city centre is a favourite with Tall Ship crews who visit the city regularly. West of the city you’ll find lakes and forests, perfect for a hike.

  • Bergen (NO)

  • Aarhus (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 July 2019 - 4 August 2019
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • 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
  • "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

    Ida (19), Finland

You sail on the LOA

Shipping type: 3-masted barkentine
Homeport: Aalborg (DK)
Date built: 1922
Trainees: 23
Length: 31 m
Height of mast: 23,3 m
Sail: 536 m2

The LOA is a 3-masted barquentine operated by the Danish sail training trust, Tall Ship Aalborg Fonden. She sails mostly on the Baltic and in Northern Europe, regularly participating in the Tall Ships Races.

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