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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Fredrikstad (NO) - Bergen (NO) - North Shields (GB)

13 July - 28 July 2019

15 days,

From € 400,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training Special Offer

new price: € 400,-
15-25: € 999,-

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Fredrikstad (NO) - Bergen (NO) - North Shields (GB)

13 July - 28 July 2019

* New Price! * Combination voyage: the Tall Ships Races 2019: Cruise in Company and sailing back home. Join the vessel for the picturesque sail along the Norwegian coast. Leave Fredrikstad in Parade of Sail among many other ships and sail towards Bergen, where a great maritime festival will await you. After getting your fill of celebrations cross the North Sea to Great Britain, where your exciting journey will end. 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. 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. The Cruise in Company is a more laid-back leg of the event, where speed doesn’t matter so much and you will have the time to enjoy the leisurely sailing. This year you will explore the stunning Norwegian coast on the way from Fredrikstad to Bergen. Take in the surroundings and enjoy sailing with your fellow trainees before joining the port events.

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

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.

North Shields is a town in north east England on the bank of river Tyne, near Newcastle. Established as a fishing port in 13th century, North Shields has always been connected to the sea. Visit Old Low Light Heritage Centre & Cafe to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere or make a trip to Northumberland Park for a day in nature!

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 July 2019 - 28 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • 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
  • Myriam (20) Belgium

    "TAKE CHANCES. IF YOU DON'T TRY, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW."

  • Jeremy (23)

    "PUSHED ME OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE, GOT TO MEET PEOPLE I'D NEVER GET TO MEET AND MADE LIFELONG FRIENDS."

  • Phillip (24) France

    "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"

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Windseeker logs

  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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  • Sunday at Sea – Cape Horn Ceremony

    Europa

    At Sea

    – by Deckhand Pelle

    Sailing is fun! But so can be sitting on your bum! The professional sailors of Europa have one thing in common, they can't seem to sit still, probably because there is always something to do. From changing sheets to mending …

    Read log

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