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Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB) - Arendal (NO)

28 July - 05 August 2023

8 days, Patricia

From € 970,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

18-25: € 970,-
26+: € 1300,-

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Patricia:
Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB) - Arendal (NO)

28 July - 05 August 2023

*Places at request* Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 3. Get ready for an adventure! Join Patricia, a yacht that is both fast and comfortable, for the last race of the 2023 Tall Ships Races. Step on board in Shetland Islands and sail across the North Sea, and around a number of way points, to Arendal in Norway. Steer, navigate, trim the sails, and enjoy the spirit of competition while racing against international Tall Ships, small Ships and yachts. Feel the wind in your hair as you sail Patricia towards the finish line, and relax afterwards by participating in the harbour events. Spend the last two days of your journey in port, representing Patricia in the Crew Parade, joining the final award ceremony, and dancing in the Crew Party.
For all Windseekers aged 18+

The Tall Ships Races

Every year dozens of Tall Ships, as well as small ships and yachts gather for races and harbour events, which include Crew Parades, Crew Parties, competitions, concerts, fireworks and more. Every leg starts with Parade of Sail – a spectacular departure of all the Ships together, and ends with the last two days of the Journey spent in the destination port.

The Tall Ships Races 2023 will take the fleet across the North Sea 4 times! Starting in Den Helder, the Netherlands, the Ships will embark on Race 1 to Hartlepool in Great Britain. Race 2 will take them to Norwegian Fredrikstad, from where they will sail in Cruise in Company to Lerwick in the Shetlands. The final Race 3 will end back in Norway – this time in a charming town of Arendal.

Ports

Lerwick is the capital of the Shetland Islands, 160 km north off the coast of Scotland. In 1999 the town of 7500 inhabitants was a host port to the Tall Ships Races, temporarily boosting the population by over 100%! The town itself is small, but there are beautiful sights to see, like Fort Charlotte, the Shetland museum and the ruins of Clickimin Broch. The island's windswept hills are perfect for a strenuous hike, and will give you a good reason to replenish lost calories in the town’s tavern.

Arendal is a charming town in the south of Norway. Its old city centre still retains wooden houses, dating back to the 17th century. The old harbor Pollen hosts the fish market, cafes and restaurants. Step into one of them to enjoy a meal with a view. The surrounding countryside is hilly and green, and offers beautiful vistas over the islands and waterways nearby. You can also stay in town and visit the KUBEN Museum to learn about the local history or explore the science center.

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

  • Arendal (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2023 - 5 August 2023
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 10
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Price includes accommodation and food
  • 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
  • "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

    Tan (17), Turkey

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

  • We Learned How to Work Together While Setting Sails

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2018

    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Ola

    My name is Ola. I’m 15 years old and I come from Poland. It was a big pleasure for me to be a part of The Tall Ships Races 2018 on the Leg from Sunderland (England) to Esbjerg (Denmark). I …

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  • On the Right Course

    Gulden Leeuw, 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

    Atlantic Crossing from Halifax to Le Havre

    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

      Aug 2nd 2017   Second Day at Sea Today we have started hauling a smaller vessel, Peter von Danzig – we are currently expecting to go on motor for 2 days before the race will resume. The evening was much calmer than yesterday …

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Photos

  • Trainee
  • 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.