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Fredrikstad (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

17 July - 28 July 2023

11 days, Morgenster

From € 1320,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 1320,-
26-28 (at request): € 1540,-

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Morgenster:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

17 July - 28 July 2023

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2023: Cruise in Company. If you love large sailing events but don’t have much of a competitive spirit, then this journey is for you! Find Morgenster in Fredrikstad, moored among many international Tall Ships – a unique and beautiful sight. Leave port in a Parade of Sail and make your way towards the Shetland Islands together with the fleet. Along the way you will have the time to explore smaller coastal towns or anchor in a bay for a swim. You will reach your final destination with two days left to enjoy the festivities in Lerwick! Join the others in a Crew Parade, cheer at the award ceremony, dance at the Crew Party and visit other Ships.
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

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. Visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia's largest model railway. Fredrikstad has successfully been a host port for the Tall Ship Races before, welcoming sailors and visitors with great events.

Lerwick is the capital of the Shetland Islands, 160 km north off the coast of Scotland. In 1999 the town of 7500 inhabitants was a host port to the Tall Ships Races, temporarily boosting the population by over 100%! The town itself is small, but there are beautiful sights to see, like Fort Charlotte, the Shetland museum and the ruins of Clickimin Broch. The island's windswept hills are perfect for a strenuous hike, and will give you a good reason to replenish lost calories in the town’s tavern.

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 July 2023 - 28 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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Windseeker logs

  • On the Right Course

    Gulden Leeuw, 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

    Atlantic Crossing from Halifax to Le Havre

    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

      Aug 2nd 2017   Second Day at Sea Today we have started hauling a smaller vessel, Peter von Danzig – we are currently expecting to go on motor for 2 days before the race will resume. The evening was much calmer than yesterday …

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  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa

    Antartica

    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are all adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, …

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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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