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

28 July - 05 August 2023

8 days, Roald Amundsen

From € 850,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Ages 15-25: € 850,-
Ages 26+: € 1225,-

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

28 July - 05 August 2023

The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 3. Last chance for this summer! Join Race 3 of the Tall Ships Races and sail from the Shetland Islands to Arendal in Norway, across the North Sea and a number of way points. Learn to sail a magnificent Tall Ship, steer to win the race, and make new friends along the way. Climb the masts, learn some knots and sing old shanties. Cross the finish line – hopefully first! – and make your way to port, where you will spend the last two days of your journey. Take part in the final Award Ceremony, represent your Ship in the Crew Parade and dance with other crews during the Crew Party.
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

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 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
  • "Very fun, eye-opening adventure."

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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.