Morgenster: Turku (FI) - Tallinn (EE) - Mariehamn (FI)
07 July - 24 July 2021
Sailing an Archipelago of Ideas. Join the Tall Ships Races (Cruise in Company and Race 2) and Erasmus+ Youth Exchange together in one voyage! You will sail via Tallinn. For young people aged 15-25 (26-28 at request) from: The Netherlands, Hungary, Finland, Italy and Estonia. Join the international group of young people to compete in the famous Tall Ships Races while learning about the environment and each other’s cultures. Steer the ship, navigate, fish for microplastic in the Baltic Sea; discover beautiful places and learn new things about yourself. Search the waves for wildlife, play games, sing, laugh and make amazing memories! Start your adventure with the Dinghy fundraising and coaching program to meet your crew mates early and raise money for the journey. Additional fees may apply due to the necessity of becoming a member of partner organisation of your country (up to EUR 50). Places left only for trainees from: Hungary,Finland, Estonia and Italy.
Turku is a Finnish city dating back to the XIII century. Join in the ships’ spectacular route through the Turku Archipelago before being brought right into the middle of the city on the banks of the Aura River. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the medieval castle, Forum Marinum maritime centre, or one of many art museums. Take a stroll down the river bank to find your favourite little restaurant or cafe.
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.
Dates: 7 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
Participating countries: open for Windseekers from The Netherlands, Hungary, Finland, Italy and Estonia
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 ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers. Windseeker can help to arrange traveling together with other trainees from your country
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, Hungary and Finland need to become members of their countries’ Sail Training Associations
This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).
This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else.After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.
What does it mean?
In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.
Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands
"It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."
"I BECAME MUCH MORE CONFIDENT AND EXPLORED MY LIMITS"
"PUSHED ME OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE, GOT TO MEET PEOPLE I'D NEVER GET TO MEET AND MADE LIFELONG FRIENDS."
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