*Places at request* Tall Ships Races 2021: Race 3. Set course for a real adventure and cross the Baltic Sea under sails. Board the Morgenster in beautiful Aaland Islands, off the coast of Finland. Spend the evening getting to know the ship and get some rest before you embark on your journey the next morning. Leave Mariehamn in a Parade of Sails with other Tall Ships and start the race to Poland. Climb the masts to upack the sails, stand behind the steering wheel, find your way on navigational charts. You will sail day and night, taking watch twice a day. In between there’s plenty of time to relax: take a guitar and sing some shanties, chat with your new international friends, or simply admire the sea going all the way to the horizon. Spend the last two days in port, enjoying the festivities closing this year’s Tall Ships Races. Did you win a prize? Go to the ceremony to find out, then celebrate the end of sauccessful journey with thousands of others at the exclusive crew party! Open to all Windseekers over 15 years old.
Mariehamn is the capital of Aaland Islands, an autonomous archipelago off the coast of Finland. The town has maritime ties, seen when visiting the Aaland Maritime Museum and the impressive Pommern museumship. Don’t miss the old Maritime Quarter with its old fishermen houses and boats. With less than 12,000 inhabitants Mariehamn has a cozy and friendly atmosphere.
Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you’re more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.
Dates: 24 July 2021 - 2 August 2021
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
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
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
"AN AMAZING ADVENTURE THAT TEACHES YOU THINGS YOU WILL NEVER LEARN SOMEWHERE ELSE"
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"
Mathijn (13) Netherlands
"Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"
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