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Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 July - 04 August 2024

9 days, Patricia

From € 1030,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

18-25: € 1030,-
26+ (fully booked): € 1395,-

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Patricia:
Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 July - 04 August 2024

The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Get ready for some serious sailing – Patricia is one of those vessels that sail to win! Step on board in the Aland Islands and get to know the boat before leaving in a Parade of Sail. Then it’s all hands on deck! Set the sails, and take course for the first waypoint of the race. Sail day and night – divided into watches – learning practical skills and discovering new things about yourself. Cross the Baltic Sea all the way south to Poland, where you will spend the last two days of the journey in Szczecin, participating in Crew Parade, Crew Party, and the final award ceremony of this year’s Tall Ships Races.
For all Windseekers aged 18+

Ports

Mariehamn is the capital of Aland Islands, an autonomous archipelago off the coast of Finland. The town has maritime ties, seen when visiting the Aaland Maritime Museum and the impressive Pommern museumship. Don't miss the old Maritime Quarter with its old fishermen houses and boats. With less than 12,000 inhabitants Mariehamn has a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

  • Mariehamn (AX)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 July 2024 - 4 August 2024
  • 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.
  • "This adventure brings a lot of feelings with it, it's a wake-up call for life."

    Ian (20), Belgium

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

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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).

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