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Kristiansand (NO) - Aalborg (DK)

28 July - 01 August 2015

4 days, Santa Maria Manuela

From € 415,-

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Tall Ships Races

25 : € 415,-
> 25 : € 520,-

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Santa Maria Manuela:
Kristiansand (NO) - Aalborg (DK)

28 July - 01 August 2015

Join the Santa Maria Manuela and her crew for the experience of a lifetime, during the second leg of the Tall Ships Races 2015. Journey from Kristiansand to Aalborg and make new friends with trainees from all over the world as you sail the Ship as fast as you can. Set your course over Skagerrak and experience the adventure of the biggest sail race of the year. Learn the ropes, cross the finish line and enjoy a Journey you will never forget! In Aalborg you will be welcomed with an epic crew party, where you will meet the trainees of other ships. Open to Windseekers age 15 – 25 (25+ at request) Extra pre-night possible in Kristiansand and afternight(s) in Aalborg: 50/60 EUR p.p.p.n.

Programme Outline

Ports

Kristiansand is the business and cultural capital of southern Norway. The sea and surrounding fjords are perfect for recreational activities like fishing and sailing, and the nearby inland and mountains are ideal for skiing and hiking. In the more urban areas you will find a rich variety of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums.

The final leg of the Tall Ships Races 2015 will finish in the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2015 - 1 August 2015
  • Embarkation: 8:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

    Joanna (21), Iceland

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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