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Copenhagen (DK) - Copenhagen (DK)

08 July - 19 July 2024

11 days, Skibladner II

From € 500,-

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Clean Circle Navigators Exchange@sea Powered by Erasmus+ Sail Training

Age 15-25 years : € 500,-

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Skibladner II:
Copenhagen (DK) - Copenhagen (DK)

08 July - 19 July 2024

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Exchange@sea for young people (ages 15-25) from the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Join Skibladner II for an exciting youth voyage with sustainable theme. Make friends from different countries, learn to sail, and study plastic pollution of the sea. Enjoy days spent out sailing, singing shanties and sharing stories, and night watches filled with stargazing. Learn about the marine environment and what you can do to preserve it. Visit new places, and meet Ingo, another Ship sailing with young people, to exchange your stories and experiences, and make even more international friends!
Open to young Windseekers aged 15-25 from the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Participating Windseekers need to become members of their country’s Sail Training organisation for a small fee (approx. € 20 – € 50).

About the Journey

Sail Skibladner II in an international adventure! Step on board and meet your fellow crew mates from Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. Start making new friends, with the help of Windseeker mentors, who will organise fun activities for the whole group. Get together with other trainees from your country to present your culture to others, and help to prepare a national meal, which you will share with everyone. Set up an international playlist, and try some delicious snacks from other countries.

Learn to sail a traditional Ship - no previous experience needed. Join the experienced crew in every activity, from hoisting the sails, to navigating, and from looking out for obstacles to steering the vessel all on your own - what a rush! Sail day and night, divided into watches, and enjoy the feeling of unity when you work shoulder to shoulder to bring Skibladner to your next destination. Learn a few shanties and useful knots, and enjoy being out on the sea, with only the horizon before you.

Sail with a purpose and make a difference by joining The Ocean Movement scientist in plastic research of the seas. Collect and analyse water samples, which will then be entered into a database, contributing to a global citizen science research. Learn about the types of plastic most harmful to the ocean life, and how to avoid them. Create your own plastic-free cosmetics, and organise a couple of beach cleanups to leave the visited places cleaner than you've found them.

No budget? No worries! The Windseeker Dinghy will help you get on board. The program, much more than just a fundraising training, is part of your preparation and included in the Exchanges. Raise money for your journey, supported by an experienced coach. Learn new things about yourself and gain life skills. It is also a great way to connect with other trainees. Let us know at booking if you’d like to take part. Join Dinghy and get going!

Ports

Copenhagen, Denmark's clean, modern capital will win you over with its many districts, each with its distinctive character. Copenhagen has an abundance of water and many parks, so rent a bicycle and explore the city! You'll find architecture old and new, lovely waterfronts and squares, fountains, and of course the friendly inhabitants of the city. Copenhagen has a lot of great restaurants and bars, and in the summer plays host to several festivals. In the winter, its museums are worth a visit.

Copenhagen, Denmark's clean, modern capital will win you over with its many districts, each with its distinctive character. Copenhagen has an abundance of water and many parks, so rent a bicycle and explore the city! You'll find architecture old and new, lovely waterfronts and squares, fountains, and of course the friendly inhabitants of the city. Copenhagen has a lot of great restaurants and bars, and in the summer plays host to several festivals. In the winter, its museums are worth a visit.

  • Copenhagen (DK)

  • Copenhagen (DK)

Sponsorship and costs

This journey is co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Traveling to-and-from the ports will be reimbursed by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Reimbursement up to a certain amount, depending on the trainee’s country (according to the rules of the Erasmus+ Program).

Maximum possible reimbursement: from € 180 to € 320, depending on the country of origin and mode of transport (there is a higher subsidy for green travel options). The reimbursement will take place several months, up to a year, after the journey, based on receipts and tickets.

The participants of this and other Erasmus+ journeys can join the Dinghy fundraising program for free (without the usual € 75 fee.)

Key points

  • Dates: 8 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Participating countries: Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands
  • Windseekers joining: 15
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Travel to-and-from ports will be reimbursed under Erasmus+ regulations (rules apply)
  • No possibility of a vegetarian or vegan diet on board
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillow, bedsheets and towels. Powerbank recommended.
  • Participating Windseekers need to become members of their country's Sail Training organisation for a small fee (approx. € 20 - € 50).
  • "I liked to be offline for a few days."

    Maria (19), Germany

You sail on the Skibladner II

Shipping type: gaff ketch
Homeport: Copenhagen
Date built: 1897
Trainees: 15
Length: 18,5 m
Height of mast: 22 m
Sail: 240 m2

Windseeker logs

  • Sailing back to Ushuaia

    Anne-Margeretha

    Antartica – Ushuaia

    – by Sally

    We had a great sail to Ushuaia, tacking all the way, Anne-Margaretha, well-heeled over and really showing off. Around the halfway point Heinz called the crew up and down came the fok and up went the storm fok. This added …

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  • Almost Home

    Oosterschelde

    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.