The Tall Ships Races – Cruise in Company. This is a more laid-back leg of the Tall Ships Races, during which you will get to explore the stunning Norwegian coast, while still participating in exciting harbour activities and meeting other vessels. You will step on board the Oosterschelde in Fredrikstad and leave the port in a Parade of Sail. Then you will embark on a journey to Bergen, possibly visiting a small town, or anchoring at an island – all depending on the wind, of course! Conditions permitting, you will also have a time for a daytrip to the famous Preikestolen, a steep and very impressive cliff. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years.
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 Oosterschelde. 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!
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. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.
Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It’s an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.
Dates: 13 July 2019 - 22 July 2019
Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
Windseekers joining: maximum of 24
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: towels
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
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