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Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 July - 04 August 2024

9 days, Saeftinghe

From € 1152,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 1152,-
26-30: € 1566,-

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Saeftinghe:
Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 July - 04 August 2024

*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Ready for some serious racing? Join Saeftinghe for the last race of this year’s Tall Ships Races and sail from Aland Islands, across the Baltic, all the way to Szczecin in Poland. Get together with your crew mates for a great adventure. Learn to sail, from steering and navigating to hoisting and trimming the sails for maximum efficiency, to making knots and singing shanties. Make new friends, and spend several days out on the open sea, with beautiful sunsets, stars on night watches, and perhaps some dolphins as well! Spend the last two days in Szczecin, marching in a Crew Parade, dancing at Crew Party, and enjoying the festivities of the closing festival of The Tall Ships Races 2024.
For Windseekers aged 15-25 (26-30 at request.)

Ports

Mariehamn is the capital of Aaland Islands, an autonomous archipelago off the coast of Finland. The town has maritime ties, seen when visiting the Aaland Maritime Museum and the impressive Pommern museumship. Don't miss the old Maritime Quarter with its old fishermen houses and boats. With less than 12,000 inhabitants Mariehamn has a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

  • Mariehamn (AX)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 26 July 2024 - 4 August 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
  • "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

    Boukje (15), 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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Windseeker logs

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