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

17 July - 28 July 2023

11 days, Roald Amundsen

From € 1220,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Ages 15-25: € 1220,-
Ages 26+: € 1595,-

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Roald Amundsen:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

17 July - 28 July 2023

The Tall Ships Races 2023: Cruise in Company. From the fjords of Norway to the picturesque Shetland Islands this journey promises some amazing views! Join Roald Amundsen in Fredrikstad for the most laid-back leg of the Tall Ships Races and enjoy sailing without a hurry. Discover a small port along the way, or a hidden anchorage where you could stop for a swim break. Learn to sail a 70-year-old Tall Ship, from climbing the masts to steering. Make new friends on board and enjoy your adventure together! Finally, you will make your way to Lerwick with two days left to participate in the port activities like Crew Parade, Crew Party, competitions and concerts. Meet trainees from other vessels and exchange your sea stories before going home to tell your friends about the great adventure you’ve had this summer!
Prices include membership fees for the Sail Training Germany association (mandatory). Open to all Windseekers over 15 years old.

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

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. Visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia's largest model railway. Fredrikstad has successfully been a host port for the Tall Ship Races before, welcoming sailors and visitors with great events.

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.

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 17 July 2023 - 28 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • 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
  • Possible diets: general, vegetarian
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • "I learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

You sail on the Roald Amundsen

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Eckernförde (DE)
Date built: 1952
Trainees:
Length: 50 m
Height of mast:
Sail: 850m2

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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).

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.