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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 July - 13 July 2024

7 days, Saeftinghe

From € 896,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 896,-
26-30: € 1218,-

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Saeftinghe:
Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 July - 13 July 2024

*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. This stunning Journey will take you from Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland to the Estonian capital city Tallinn. This leg is a Cruise in Company, which means that you will have the time to explore the beautiful islands along the way, perhaps visiting a smaller port, or anchoring somewhere for a refreshing swim! Of course, you will still be actively involved in sailing Saeftinghe, along the permanent crew, and at the end, you’ll spend 2 days in Tallinn, enjoying the maritime festival with the crews of other vessels.
For Windseekers aged 15-25 (26-30 at request.)

Ports

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland with a population of about 600,000 people. It has been established in 1550. Take a ferry to visit the Fortress of Suomenlinna or the Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. If you prefer to stay on the mainland you can't miss the Rock Church - literally built into rocks. Other attractions include the Esplanadi Park, Hakaniemi Market and lots of museum. Fans of architecture cannot miss the Finnish National Theater and the Lutheran Chathedral.

Tallinn is a capital of Estonia, situated on the north coast of the country. It lies on the shore of Baltic Sea, in the Bay of Finland. When visiting, you must see the old town dating back to the medieval times and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course you can't miss the Estonian Maritime Museum which depicts the country's long maritime traditions. The Seaplane Harbour is a high tech museum which offers a very unique experience while climbing Kohtuotsa will provide you with a beautiful vista.

  • Helsinki (FI)

  • Tallinn (EE)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 July 2024 - 13 July 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers aged 15-25 years, 26-30 at request
  • No sailing experience required!
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: towels, waterproofs
  • "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work - and do it perfectly!"

    Jet (31), Netherlands

You sail on the Saeftinghe

Shipping type: BM Ketch
Homeport: Oostende, BE
Date built: 1993
Trainees: 8
Length: 23,5 m
Height of mast: 23 m
Sail: 221m2

Saeftinghe has proven itself as a unique sailing yacht that can be used anywhere. Sturdy yet comfortable, reliable and safe, easy to steer, contemporary classic and built to last. This robust but beautiful yacht combines luxury with durability. When under …

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Photos

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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.