Erasmus+ International Exchange during the Tall Ships Races: Exploring coastal waters. Only for young people aged 15-25 from: The Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Finland, Hungary and Italy. Join the program in Fredrikstad, and spend two days getting to know each other before boarding the Ship as a group. On board the crew will teach you everything you need to know about sailing a Tall Ship while the mentors will organise an educational program with a focus on sustainability issues such as the plastic-pollution in our seas. Open to Windseekers aged 15-25 (26-28 at request via firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional fees may apply due to the necessity of becoming a member of partner organisation of your country (up to EUR 50).
100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new – The ‘Gamlebyen’ Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.
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.
Dates: 11 July 2019 - 23 July 2019
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
Participating countries: open for Windseekers from the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Finland, Hungary and Italy
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
Windseekers from the Netherlands need to become member of STAN
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
Max (17) Germany
"The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"
Agathe (26) France
"Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"
Annette (18) Denmark
"I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"
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