For questions or advice:

set course for new horizons

Header trainee

Here you can find details about this unique sailing adventure and a bunch of other journeys that we offer on the Tall Ships

Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

8 days, Maybe

From € 980,-

Book this journey

Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 980,-
25+: € 1050,-

Book this journey

Maybe:
Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

PDF this page

* FULLY BOOKED * The Tall Ships Races 2018 – Race 2 from Stavanger to Harlingen! With Tall Ships from all over the world you will Race together in a friendly competition. On board you will participate in the daily working of the ship alongside professional seamen: standing lookout, manning the helm, helping in the galley and hoisting sail. Trainees who would like to learn more about navigating are at the right ship this leg! In Harlingen you will be welcome to join all activities organised for the crew. For all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

The Tall Ships Races is the biggest annual sailing race of the year. The 2018 edition will be the 62nd event and is scheduled to take place on the North Sea, in 4 ports in 4 different countries. Join Race 2 from Norway to the Netherlands. Take part in opening celebrations, meet your fellow trainees, and then wave goodbye to spectators on land and set course across the sea. Expect a warm welcome in Harlingen, with Crew Parties, parades and many other activities.

As a Windseeker Trainee on board the Maybe you will be a part of the crew, meaning you will join your peers on watches day and night, and take active part in the life on the ship. You’ll be hoisting sails, steering the ship, practicing seamanship skills and learning the art of navigation, guided by the professional crew. And you will sail to win the race!

Ports

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren’s beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

  • Stavanger (NO)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
  • 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
  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

  • Ida (19) Finland

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

  • Keshan (17) UK

    "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

You sail on theMaybe

Maybe under sail

Small Ships

Maybe

Maybe is a Dutch wooden sailing ketch launched in 1933 and designed for round the world cruising. After a complete restoration the Ship has returned to the Tall Ships Races recently. She has a full schedule of sailing in Tall …

Read more

Windseeker logs

  • Trainees on the Tecla

    Race of the Classics

    Tecla, 01 January 1970

    Ipswich, UK

    – by Officer Jet

    The Tecla is currently participating in the Race of the Classics for Young Professionals. This is a race that is organized every year in the autumn. Yesterday the 24 participating vessels left the Veerhaven in Rotterdam, sailing in parade they went …

    Read log
  • Mentoring on The Maybe

    Maybe, 07 January 2017

    – by Killian Borland (17)

    I was a youth volunteer on The Maybe for the month of June 2017. It was an experience that I will never forget. I loved every minute of it. One of the best things about sailing on The Maybe is that …

    Read log

Photos

  • Dolphins
See more

OTHER JOURNEYS YOU MIGHT LIKE