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Aarhus (DK) - Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

30 June - 13 July 2019

13 days,

From € 1255,-

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Aarhus (DK) - Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

30 June - 13 July 2019

The Tall Ships Races 2019: delivery and Race 1. This trip of almost 2 weeks will take you from Aarhus in Denmark to Aalborg – the starting port of the Races. Join the port activities and celebrate the opening of the huge maritime festival before embarking on a race to Norway. Expect warm welcome in Fredrikstad with yet more activities and many international crews from dozens of vessels to meet! Please be aware that the Ship’s core team and many volunteers are Christians. They are happy to talk about their faith while letting people make their own decisions about what they believe. The EUR price is for reference only and it might change slightly depending on the exchange rate. The binding price is GBP 1,099/935. Open to Windseekers aged 15-25.

Programme Outline

Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races. Race 1 will take you from Denmark to Norway. You will leave the city of Aalborg in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Fredrikstad where you will join your fellow trainees from other Ships in Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions and visiting other vessels.

As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of the Morning Star of Revelation. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the Ship from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other vessels, to navigating and steering. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!

Ports

Aarhus is a port on the northeast coast of Jutland, Denmark. One of its main attractions is the open air museum Den Gamle By, where historical buildings from all over Denmark have been relocated. But the 13th century cathedral is also well worth a visit. Aarhus is a relaxed place with enough to see and do, and its city centre is a favourite with Tall Ship crews who visit the city regularly. West of the city you’ll find lakes and forests, perfect for a hike.

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.

  • Aarhus (DK)

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 June 2019 - 13 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 11
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • 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 bag, pillowcase and towels
  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

  • Amalie (20)

    "YOU HAVE TO TRY IT! YOU WILL GET TO KNOW A SIDE OF YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU HAD. I LEARNED A LOT, AND I BECAME MORE INDEPENDENT AFTER THIS TRIP!"

  • Jeremy (23)

    "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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Windseeker logs

  • Almost ready for departure

    Oosterschelde

    Benicarlo, Spain

    – by crew

    We are finalizing our chores. Tomorrow we will get new stores on board and then we are ready for departure to Valencia. On Wednesday we will welcome our guests on board who will sail with us to Cape Verde. What’s …

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  • Trainees at the Vega Gamleby

    It feels like we have been out for a lot longer than we actually have

    Vega Gamleby

    Gothenburg - Blyth - Gothenburg

    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 2: 25-26 August   25- August-2016 Today we have learned what all the sails and ropes are called, and what they do. We also saw dolphins again and a whale for the first time. We are getting …

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