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The Hague (NL) - London (GB) - Amsterdam (NL)

20 July - 03 August 2020

14 days, Morgenster

From € 995,-

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International Exchange Sail Training

15-25: € 995,-
26-28: € 1620,-

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Morgenster:
The Hague (NL) - London (GB) - Amsterdam (NL)

20 July - 03 August 2020

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Sailing beyond Sustainable Horizons. Erasmus+ International Exchange for young people aged 15-25 from: The Netherlands, Spain, France, UK and Sweden. Join the international group of trainees who want to try sailing on a Tall Ship and help the environment while learning about each other’s cultures. Stee the ship, navigate, fish for microplastic in the North Sea, visit The Hague, London and Amsterdam; look for dolphins in the sea, play games, sing, laugh and enjoy the unforgettable adventure! Open to Windseekers aged 15-25 (26-28 at request via info@windseeker.org). Additional fees may apply due to the necessity of becoming a member of partner organisation of your country (up to EUR 50).

About the Journey

Set course beyond the known horizon and sail past your comfort zone. Embark on an international journey with sustainability theme. Take charge of your own learning process and discover the whole new way of learning by doing. Be the part of a team of like-minded people and together be a part of a global movement against climate change.

Sail a 100-year old Tall Ship with all that it entails. The experienced crew will teach you everything you need to know while gradually giving you more responsible tasks. The Ship is not only your home, but also a great classroom/playground where you’ll get to try so many new things! Steering such a large vessel is a very powerful feeling, while the view from the mast is not easy to forget! Let your adventurous spirit free and enjoy the many life lessons offered by sailing.

Live sustainable lifestyle which is a must on board. Conserve limited fresh water, carefully separate trash and sail using the power of the wind as much as possible. Join a marine biologist in plastic research of the oceans: collect, analyze and describe samples. Organise local climate actions such as a beach cleanup, an educational happening or an awareness lecture. Share experiences and ideas with your peers from other countries and go back home full of inspiration for more sustainable life.

Meet people from different cultures and backgrounds. On board you will spend 24 hours a day together, speaking English, getting confused by and explaining cultural differences, trying new food and taking in your similarities and differences. The mentors will encourage you to set personal learning goals at the beginning of the project. All of them are valid and important. At the end you will reflect on your experience and receive a YouthPass certificate of skills and competences.

Ports

The Hague is the seat of government in the Netherlands and the third-largest city of the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands plans to live at Huis ten Bosch and works at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, together with Queen Máxima. Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city. This is one of the major cities hosting the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva, Vienna and Addis Ababa.

With more bicycles than people, cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam’s DNA. Hop on and see the city like the locals do! Winding waterways, idyllic bridges and historic buildings – one of the most memorable ways to truly see Amsterdam is from the canals. Amsterdam has a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus there is enough practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won’t miss a thing!

  • The Hague (NL)

  • Amsterdam (NL)

Sponsorship and costs

Co-financed by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. The youngster price (age 15-25) is EUR 995,- per trainee, instead of the normal price of EUR 1,620.

Windseekers from France, the Netherlands and Sweden need to become members of their countries' Sail Training Associations for a small fee (usually up to EUR 30).

Participants of this journey can enter the Windseeker Dinghy Programme for free. Learn how to raise money for your own journey at: windseeker.org/dinghy

The cost of your travel to- and from the ports will be reimbursed up to a certain amount (based on the country of origin and tickets costs, according to the rules of the Erasmus+ Program).

The reimbursement will take place several months after the journey.

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2020 - 3 August 2020
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • Participating countries: open for Windseekers from The Netherlands, Spain, France, UK and Sweden
  • 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
  • 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"

  • Epp (20) Estonia

    "The nicest moment was arriving to Cadiz, when we sat on the mast with the entire team, wearing our team shirts and singing loudly to let people know we're coming."

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

    "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"

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