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

Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 July - 12 July 2025

6 days, Patricia

From € 695,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

18-25: € 695,-
26+: € 945,-

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Patricia:
Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 July - 12 July 2025

The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 1 Prepare for an exhilarating voyage from Dunkirk, France to Aberdeen, Scotland, racing alongside Tall Ships, small ships, and other yachts. Join the crew of Patricia for a thrilling racing experience aboard a sport vessel that sails to win! Sail day and night, rotating through watches, as you navigate waypoints toward the finish line. Master the art of sail trimming, wind steering, and navigation for peak performance. Embrace the sea life, disconnected from mobile phones, immersed in nature and the elements. Make international friends, and discover new things about yourself along the way. Arrive in Aberdeen with two days to spare and join the festivities of the Crew Party, Crew Parade, and more. Ready to set sail? Join Patricia for an unforgettable adventure!
For all Windseekers aged 18+

The Tall Ships Races 2025

Every year, a diverse array of Tall Ships, small Ships, and Yachts gather to promote Sail Training and foster international frienship among young people. With a stipulation that mandates at least half of the participants fall within the age bracket of 15-25, these vessels engage in Races and Cruise in Company legs, navigating between various host ports and engaging in vibrant harbour festivals.

Each journey includes a cheerful sail-out of the harbour in a spectacular Parade of Sail, followed by several days at sea, and ends with the last two days spent in the destination port. Here, trainees paricipate in a series of events including the Crew Parade, award ceremonies, Crew Party, as well as games and competitions. Are you ready to embark on this exhilarating journey?

Ports

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

Dunkirk is the northernmost city in France and one if its biggest harbours. It lies very close to the Belgian border and dates back to middle ages when it was a fishing village. Dunkirk's maritime heritage is clearly visible, and celebrated. You can visit the Port Museum (Musée Portuaire), climb to the top of Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi for unforgettable views or relax in one of the multiple seafront cafes and bars.

  • Le Havre (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 July 2025 - 12 July 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 9
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • Price includes accommodation and food on board. Excluded are personal expenses in ports (including food if you choose to eat outside the vessel)
  • Price excludes: transportation costs to and from the ship
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, towels; rain suit.
  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

You sail on the Patricia

Shipping type: Sloop Marconi 9/10
Homeport:
Date built: 2014
Trainees:
Length: 16.76 m
Height of mast:
Sail: 339.6 sqm

STV (Sail Training Vessel) Patricia was launched for the first time in 2014. It’s an Xp55. X-yachts is a Danish brand. All X-yachts are very fast. On top of that the “p” in Xp stands for “performance”, opposite to “c” …

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Windseeker logs

  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

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  • A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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STO Garant

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.