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A Coruña (ES) - Dunkirk (FR)

26 July - 08 August 2020

13 days, Maybe

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A Coruña (ES) - Dunkirk (FR)

26 July - 08 August 2020

*FULLY BOOKED – check this leg on other ships* The Tall Ships Races 2020: Race 3. Enjoy the sailing challenge of crossing the Bay of Biscay – and do it while racing other ships! The atmosphere on board during a competition is quite unique and something you should experience at least once. Sail from the Spanish town of A Coruna towards Dunkirk in northern France. You will spend about 10 days racing many other Tall Ships before reaching your destination. But arrival in port does not mean the end of this adventure! You will spend the last two days in Dunkirk, enjoying the festival with dozens of Tall Ships, hundreds of international trainees to befriend and thousands of spectators. You will be able to join crew-exclusive activities, such as Crew Parade and the famous Crew Party. For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

The Tall Ships Races

The first ever Tall Ships Race took place in 1956. 20 tall ships sailed from Great Britain to Portugal to promote Sail Training and international friendship. Originally meant as a single event, the race gained huge public interest and soon turned into an annual event, organized by Sail Training International. Each year dozens of Tall Ships, as well as small ships and yachts gather for races, but also harbour events: Crew Parades, Crew Parties, competitions, concerts, fireworks and much more!

In 2020 the Tall Ships go back to the Atlantic coast of Europe. Race 1 will start in Lisbon and end in Cadiz. From there the ships will sail to A Coruna in a mixed leg including several days of racing and then some more relaxed sailing. The final leg will take them across the Bay of Biscay and into the English Channel to Dunkirk. Will you join the adventure?

Ports

A Coruña is a port town in the north west of Spain. Here you will find the Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in operation for 1.800 years! The town itself is an affluent commercial and tourism hub, with plenty of things to see and do. Visit the popular beaches, explore the city centre, or sample some of the many cultural activities. The Aquarium Finisterrae lets you explore the marine life of the region. But if you prefer your fish on a plate, A Coruña’s restaurants can help you out.

Dunkirk is the northernmost city in France and one if its biggest harbours. It lies very close to the Belgian border and dates back to middle ages when it was a fishing village. Dunkirk’s maritime heritage is clearly visible, and celebrated. You can visit the Port Museum (Musée Portuaire), climb to the top of Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi for unforgettable views or relax in one of the multiple seafront cafes and bars.

  • A Coruña (ES)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 July 2020 - 8 August 2020
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 14
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels

This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).

  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

  • Ida (19) Finland

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

  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

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