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

28 July - 05 August 2023

8 days, Morgenster

From € 960,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 960,-
26-28 (at request): € 1120,-

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

28 July - 05 August 2023

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 3. Get ready for an adventure! The last leg of this year’s Tall Ships Races will take you across the North Sea, from Shetland Islands to Norway, in an exciting race. Hoist the sails, climb the masts, steer and navigate in shifts, aiming to reach the finish line before the others. Enjoy the spirit of friendly competition, make friends, and learn to sail on a century-old Tall Ship. Reach Arendal and spend the last two days of your journey taking in the amazing atmosphere of a sailing festival. Join the final award ceremony, march through town in Crew Parade and make friends from other vessels at the Crew Party.
For Windseekers aged 15-25 years, 26-28 at request.

Programme Outline

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

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.

Arendal is a charming town in the south of Norway. Its old city centre still retains wooden houses, dating back to the 17th century. The old harbor Pollen hosts the fish market, cafes and restaurants. Step into one of them to enjoy a meal with a view. The surrounding countryside is hilly and green, and offers beautiful vistas over the islands and waterways nearby. You can also stay in town and visit the KUBEN Museum to learn about the local history or explore the science center.

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

  • Arendal (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2023 - 5 August 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
  • "A thrilling journey full of breath-taking moments which have taught me that live should always be lived at its fullest."

    Jorge (18), Spain

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

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