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

Klaipéda (LT) - Helsinki (FI)

29 June - 06 July 2024

7 days, Saeftinghe

From € 896,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 896,-

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Saeftinghe:
Klaipéda (LT) - Helsinki (FI)

29 June - 06 July 2024

*Last 2 places available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 1. Join the beautiful Saeftinghe for the first leg of the 2024 Tall Ships Races! Step on board in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and leave the port in a Parade of Sail, making your way to the starting line of the race. Sail on the Baltic Sea, racing other vessels in your class north, towards the Finnish capital Helsinki. Spend a few days on the open sea learning to sail, and making good friends, and the last two days in port, joining the award ceremony, Crew Parade, Crew Party and visiting other vessels.
For Windseekers aged 15-25.

Ports

Klaipéda is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast. The city has long maritime traditions - it even hosts its own Sea Festival in July! - and its architecture bears influences from several different cultures (French, German, Swedish). Take a walk down the Friedricho pasažas, visit the reconstructed Meridianas ship, find the quirky Golden Mouse sculpture and visit the Clock Museum.

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.

  • Klaipéda (LT)

  • Helsinki (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 June 2024 - 6 July 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers aged 15-25 years
  • 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
  • "At first I didn't know what to expect and I felt kind of insecure, but the crew was really amazing and I had an unforgettable journey."

    Finn (15), Belgium

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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