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Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

13 July - 19 July 2018

6 days, Oosterschelde

From € 575,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training Special Offer

15-25 special offer: € 575,-
15-25 : € 715,-
25+: € 825

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Oosterschelde:
Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

13 July - 19 July 2018

Places for trainees older than 25 at request. You will step on board on the Oosterschelde for the Tall Ships Races – Race 1 Sunderland – Esbjerg. On board you participate in the daily working of the ship alongside professional seamen: standing lookout, manning the helm, helping in the galley, hoisting sail and voluntarily have the chance to climb the rigging/mast. We will probably arrive in the evening on the 17th of July in the harbour of Esbjerg. On the 19th of July after breakfast we will say goodbye to the ship, crew and each other. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years. Important: The Crew Party, Parade, award giving ceremony, etc. take place later on the 19th so if you want to participate in those envets the Oosterschelde has reserved a hostel for you in the middle of the town. More information: info@windseeker.org

Programme Outline

Ports

Sunderland is a coastal city in North East England, aging back to the 7th century. Whether you're a nature or a culture lover, you will surely find a bunch of nice activities to do! For instance, have a lovely day out with fish&chips for lunch at the Roker & Seaburn Beaches or take a relaxing walk in Herrington Country Park. Also, go on a trip to the picturesque Penshaw Monument. Discover the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

Esbjerg is a beautiful coastal city in the South-West of Denmark, with the second biggest harbour in Denmark - a lively place full of fishing and shipping activities. You can observe the town's maritime history in its attractions: from the Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg Skibet statue to the Men at Sea monument, everything brings you back to the sea. Visit also the Ribe Vikinge Center, a fun outdoor museum where you will meet the Vikings themselves!

  • Sunderland (GB)

  • Esbjerg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 July 2018 - 19 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 20:00 / 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • 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
  • "I’m not even lying when I say this has been the best journey of my life, I’m super happy and satisfied and would definitely recommend to a friend."

    Manda (15), Denmark

You sail on the Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde
Shipping type: Three-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1917
Trainees: 24
Length: 50 m
Height of mast: 36 m
Sail: 891 m2

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