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Arendal (NO) - Arendal (NO)

30 April - 03 May 2015

3 days, Sorlandet

From € 305,-

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Sail Training

30: € 305,-
> 30: € 340,-

Book this journey

Sorlandet:
Arendal (NO) - Arendal (NO)

30 April - 03 May 2015

Cram a whole adventure into one long weekend! Join Sorlandet for a short Sail Training journey off the Nordic coast. Learn the ropes on deck, climb the rigging if you’re comfortable, and make fast friends with your fellow trainees. You’ll be in a watch system, so at night you have the deck to yourself as you sail under the stars – a magical experience! Help set and trim the sails, do odd jobs on deck and below, help to keep the ship clean, and learn about navigation. This Sail Training voyage is ideal to find out whether life at sea is something for you. Challenging enough to test your boundaries, short enough to fit in your schedule. Open to all ages, minimum age 14 years. – Open to all ages, minimum age 12 years. Age 12-15 year accompanied by an adult / parent.

Ports

Arendal is a medium-sized town in the south of Norway. Its old city centre still retains wooden houses, dating back to the 17th century. The old harbor is called Pollen, and this is where you will find the fish market, cafes and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is hilly and green, and offers beautiful vistas over the islands and waterways nearby. Should you arrive in the summer, be sure to check is you’re on time for the annual jazz and blues festival!

Key points

  • Dates: 30 April 2015 - 3 May 2015
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "I liked to be offline for a few days."

    Maria (19), Germany

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

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    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

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  • Fun day out with friends

    Wadden Sea, October 2020

    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

    Besides providing us with super awesome, smart, science people to ensure the high quality of the sustainability side of our Exchange programs, By the Ocean we Unite also organize their own things. Like ‘citizen science’ day trips, during which folks …

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