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Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

01 July - 08 July 2023

7 days, Morgenster

From € 895,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 895,-
26-28 (at request): € 1150,-

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Morgenster:
Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

01 July - 08 July 2023

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 1. Step on board the Dutch brig Morgenster for an unforgettable adventure! Find the Ship among many others in Den Helder, a Dutch city with long maritime traditions, which will host the opening of the 2023 Tall Ships Races. Leave the harbour in a Parade of Sail and set course for Hartlepool in Great Britain. Spend several days sailing day and night across the North Sea, participating in all activites on board. Learn to steer this huge Tall Ship, navigate on the sea charts, climb the masts, tie useful knots and many others. And in between watches – relax with your new friends, looking over the horizon, singing shanties and searching for dolphins. Reach Hartlepool in time to spend the last two days in port, celebrating the successful voyage together with the international crews of all the other vessels! Enjoy the Crew Party, Crew Parade, fireworks, competitions and – of course – the award ceremony! For Windseekers aged 15-25 years, 26-28 at request.

The Tall Ships Races

Every year dozens of Tall Ships, as well as small ships and yachts gather for races and harbour events, which include Crew Parades, Crew Parties, competitions, concerts, fireworks and more. Every leg starts with Parade of Sail – a spectacular departure of all the Ships together, and ends with the last two days of the Journey spent in the destination port.

The Tall Ships Races 2023 will take the fleet across the North Sea 4 times! Starting in Den Helder, the Netherlands, the Ships will embark on Race 1 to Hartlepool in Great Britain. Race 2 will take them to Norwegian Fredrikstad, from where they will sail in Cruise in Company to Lerwick in the Shetlands. The final Race 3 will end back in Norway – this time in a charming town of Arendal.

Ports

Den Helder is a beautiful town in the Netherlands, situated at the very tip of the North Holland province, regularly hosting the Tall Ships events. Discover the town’s sea connections by visiting the Marinemuseum and Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers. Take a break and go for a walk in the botanical gardens Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder or admire sea life in the Fort Kijkduin Museum and Aquarium.

Hartlepool is a British port on the east coast of the UK, with long traditions of maritime activity. In 2010, the town played host to the Tall Ships Races, receiving some 125 Tall Ships in its harbor. Once you’re there, visit the nearby North York Moors national park, or relive the heyday of the British navy at the Maritime Experience. If you have come to like climbing the masts on board, there is a boulder park in Summerhill where you can reach for the top again!

  • Den Helder (NL)

  • Hartlepool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 July 2023 - 8 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • 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 bags and towels
  • "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 Morgenster

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder (NL)
Date built: 1919
Trainees: 35
Length: 48m
Height of mast: 29m
Sail: 600m2

Stop and Stare. This is what Marian and Harry Muter – the owners – had in mind, when people would look upon the Morgenster. And they succeeded. As a result of their refit, the Morgenster is a stunning and elegant …

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    – by crew Oosterschelde

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Photos

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