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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Aberdeen (GB) - Kristiansand (NO)

21 July - 01 August 2025

11 days, Sorlandet

From € 1540,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 1540,-
26-70: € 1705,-

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Sorlandet:
Aberdeen (GB) - Kristiansand (NO)

21 July - 01 August 2025

The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 3 and Cruise in Company. Join a unique adventure on Norwegian Tall Ship Sorlandet. Set sail from Aberdeen and race across the North Sea towards Norway. Along the way you will get involved in every aspect of sailing the ship: steering, navigating, climbing the masts, and so much more! Along with the experienced crew, you will sail day and night (in watches) to win the race. Then the pace will change: after crossing the finish line, you will join the Cruise in Company part of the journey, relaxing a bit as you sail along the Norwegian coast, calling in smaller ports, or anchoring in a fjord to jump straight into the sea from the ship. Perhaps you will meet up with another vessel along the way and meet their crew, before making your way to Kristiansand, where two days of harbour celebrations will await you. Join this beautiful voyage and enjoy the life at sea.
Open to Windseekers aged 15-70.
This voyage will be open for bookings from 15th of September 2024.

The Tall Ships Races 2025

Every year, a diverse array of Tall Ships, small Ships, and Yachts gather to promote Sail Training and foster international frienship among young people. With a stipulation that mandates at least half of the participants fall within the age bracket of 15-25, these vessels engage in Races and Cruise in Company legs, navigating between various host ports and engaging in vibrant harbour festivals.

Each journey includes a cheerful sail-out of the harbour in a spectacular Parade of Sail, followed by several days at sea, and ends with the last two days spent in the destination port. Here, trainees paricipate in a series of events including the Crew Parade, award ceremonies, Crew Party, as well as games and competitions. Are you ready to embark on this exhilarating journey?

Ports

Aberdeen, the silver city with the golden sands, lies on the Scottish east coast. The city has been settled for over 8000 years, so you’ll find plenty of historic landmarks as you amble across town. Aberdeen is also famous for its many parks and gardens. The city hosts several festivals year round, so check out the cultural agenda while you’re there. And take some time to spend in one of the many wonderful pubs, where you can strike up a conversation with the locals. But don’t peek under kilts!

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.

  • Aberdeen (GB)

  • Kristiansand (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 21 July 2025 - 1 August 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 70
  • 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
  • Possible diets: regular, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-intolerant and some allergies (not life-threatening).
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, bedsheets and towels. Optionally: a padlock for your locker.
  • "It was the most amazing thing I have done so far in my life! I loved it!"

    Agnes (16)

You sail on the Sorlandet

Sorlandet under Sails
Shipping type: Threemast Full Ship
Homeport: Kristiansand (NO)
Date built: 1927
Trainees: 70
Length: 64m
Height of mast: 34,2 m
Sail: 1236 m2

Windseeker logs

  • The Tall Ships Races 2020 postponed to 2021

    – by Windseeker

    New dates for the Tall Ships Races 2020 - postponed to 2021   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Tall Ships Races 2020 have been postponed by the organiser - Sail Training International. Instead of 2020, the Races will take place in August …

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  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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