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Den Helder (NL) - Halmstad (SE)

24 June - 02 July 2017

8 days, Royal Helena

From € 790,-

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dormitory: € 790,-
double cabin: € 890,-

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Royal Helena:
Den Helder (NL) - Halmstad (SE)

24 June - 02 July 2017

Join the Royal Helena in Dutch Den Helder and sail across the North Sea to Halmstad where numerous Tall Ships, Small Ships and Yachts will already start to gather for the opening of the 61st Tall Ships Races. You can also book a berth in double LUX cabin for € 1,020. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

Den Helder is a beautiful town in the Netherlands, situated at the very tip of the North Holland province. Visit the Marinemuseum to learn more about the country's marine traditions, take a walk in the botanical gardens Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder or admire sealife in the Fort Kijkduin Museum and Aquarium.

Halmstad is situated on the Swedish west coast, along the Nissan River. The city is famous for its fortress, built by the Danish King Christian IV at the end of the 16th century. A walk around town will reveal much of the city’s rich history and culture, and the cobbled streets in the city centre are dotted with cafes and pubs. Outdoors there’s plenty to do as well, with the nearby Mollegard Nature Reserve well worth a visit. Halmstad offers plenty to soothe your adventure jitters.

  • Den Helder (NL)

  • Halmstad (SE)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 June 2017 - 2 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I’m not even lying when I say this has been the best journey of my life, I’m super happy and satisfied and would definitely recommend to a friend."

    Manda (15), Denmark

You sail on the Royal Helena

Shipping type: Barquentine
Homeport: Varna, Bulgaria
Date built: 2009
Trainees: 39
Length: 54,0m
Height of mast: 33,0m
Sail: 1000m2

Royal Helena is a three-masted Bulgarian barquentine with a hull made of steel and a teak-covered deck. She can accommodate up to 37 trainees for multiple-day journeys, and as many as 120 for day cruises. Being very new, the Ship …

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