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

Belfast (GB) - Ålesund (NO)

05 July - 15 July 2015

10 days, Sorlandet

From € 1215,-

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Tall Ships Races

25 : € 1215,-
> 25 : € 1335,-

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Sorlandet:
Belfast (GB) - Ålesund (NO)

05 July - 15 July 2015

No places available anymore – Tall Ships Races 2015 – Race 1 Belfast marks the start of the summer’s most challenging and fun adventure. Along with 75 sailing ships from around the world, the Sorlandet will fight to be first over the finish line. You will experience almost unbearable excitement from start to finish. The Sørlandet is a traditional full-rigged ship. Three masts. 27 sails with 1,200 square metres to catch the wind. Gain as much speed as possible. It takes hard work. Many eager hands to heave the ship’s mile-long ropes. Prenight of afternight possible. Price 70 EUR p.p.p.n. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. It started out as a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised Belfast’s lough was deep and their shores were the perfect haven for repairing sea ravaged ships. Today Belfast is a wonderful city to explore! Visit the Titanic quarter waterfront, the Ulster Museum, or the Odyssey area where you'll find lots of entertainment. And spend some time in one of Belfast's many pubs.

Ålesund is once again host port for The Tall Ships Races in 2015. Ålesund harboured the event for the first time in 2001, in an intimate harbour amongst beautiful fjords, mountains and islands. Consisting out of seven islands, Ålesund is a modern city. In 1904 the city, once built largely of wood, was completely burned down by a sea of flames. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil.

Key points

  • Dates: 5 July 2015 - 15 July 2015
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • 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
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

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

The bow of the Sorlandet cuts through the North-European waters at summertime. Since 1995 she regularly crosses the Atlantic Ocean on the way to far-away destinations, like the Caribbean. Sometimes the Ship is manned by the cadets of the Royal …

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