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Hartlepool (GB) - Fredrikstad (NO)

08 July - 17 July 2023

9 days, Roald Amundsen

From € 935,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Ages 15-25: € 935,-
Ages 26+: € 1350,-

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Roald Amundsen:
Hartlepool (GB) - Fredrikstad (NO)

08 July - 17 July 2023

The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 2. Sail Roald Amundsen from Great Britain to Norway in the Tall Ships Races! Step on board and become part of the crew as a trainee. Leave Hartlepool in a Parade of Sail, watched by thousands of spectators on land. Then start the race, sailing as fast as you can to reach the finish line before everyone else. Steer, navigate, keep lookout, climb the masts and trim the sails. Learn to tie useful knots and sing shanties together as you pull on the lines. Reach Fredrikstad in time to spend the last two days of your adventure in port, celebrating together with the international crews of other vessels.
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

Hartlepool is a British port on the east coast of the UK, with long traditions of maritime activity. In 2010, the town played host to the Tall Ships Races, receiving some 125 Tall Ships in its harbor. Once you're there, visit the nearby North York Moors national park, or relive the heyday of the British navy at the Maritime Experience. If you have come to like climbing the masts on board, there is a boulder park in Summerhill where you can reach for the top again!

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.

  • Hartlepool (GB)

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 July 2023 - 17 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 a lot about both sailing and sustainability, and the social life was amazing."

    Thea (20), Denmark

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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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.