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Holtenau (DE) - Halmstad (SE)

27 June - 29 June 2017

2 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 200,-

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15+: € 200,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Holtenau (DE) - Halmstad (SE)

27 June - 29 June 2017

Fast journey for anyone who has just a little bit of time but still wants to enjoy sailing even for a bit. You will hoist the sails in German port of Holtenau and set course for Halmstad, Sweden, where the Tall Ships Races 2017 will begin. You can expect a very lively city, filling up with many Tall Ships full of excited trainees! You can combine this trip with the previous one Den Helder-Holtenau to experience not one but two sailing festivals! Places at request – contact Windseeker at info@windseeker.org


Port of Holtenau is located in Kiel, Germany. Here you can visit beautiful beaches to take a refreshing dip in the Baltic Sea, visit their multiple museums, such as Schifffahrtsmuseum Warleberger Hof (City and Maritime Museum), shop until you drop at their famous shopping district, or maybe relax at a terrace with your friends. Kiel also has two Botanical Gardens that are definetly worth a visit!

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.

  • Holtenau (DE)

  • Halmstad (SE)

Key points

  • Dates: 27 June 2017 - 29 June 2017
  • Embarkation: 11:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

    Axel (23), France

You sail on the Santa Maria Manuela

Santa Maria Manuela
Shipping type: Grand Bank Schooner
Homeport: Aveiro (PT)
Date built: 1937
Trainees: 50
Length: 68,64m
Height of mast: 37 m
Sail: 1130 m2

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