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Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

03 July - 12 July 2017

9 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 900,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15+: € 900,-

Book this journey

Santa Maria Manuela:
Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

03 July - 12 July 2017

Tall Ships Races – Race 1. Join Santa Maria Manuela for the 61st edition of Tall Ships Races, Race 1 from Sweden to Finland. Board the Ship in Halmstad where a festival will open the Races, with many trainees from different nations enjoying the celebrations. Then set course for Kotka in a race against other Tall Ships, Small Ships and Yachts, before reaching the final port, where you can expect more festivities. Prenight and 2 afternights possible, 60 EUR p.p. (B&B) Places at request – contact Windseeker at info@windseeker.org

Programme Outline

Ports

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.

Kotka is located in the gulf of Finland and is a major Finnish port on the Baltic Sea. You can experience its long maritime traditions by visiting the Maritime Centre Vellamo with the world’s oldest ice-breaker, and if you have more time, stop by the aquarium with a big exhibition of local, baltic sealife – maybe you will even get to see the feeding done by a diver! Climbe the Haukkavuori tower for a view of the town and seaside and take a refreshing stroll through the Sapokka Water Park.

  • Halmstad (SE)

  • Kotka (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 3 July 2017 - 12 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 50
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • 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
  • Boukje (15) Netherlands

    "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

  • Claire (20)

    "AN AMAZING ADVENTURE THAT TEACHES YOU THINGS YOU WILL NEVER LEARN SOMEWHERE ELSE"

  • Lieven (23) Belgium

    "Setting sails: always fantastic."

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Santa Maria Manuela

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