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Fredrikstad (NO) - Bergen (NO)

13 July - 23 July 2019

10 days, Sorlandet

From € 858,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training Special Offer

15-25: € 858,-
26-70: € 1072,-
Early bird fee: € 686

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Sorlandet:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Bergen (NO)

13 July - 23 July 2019

* FULLY BOOKED * Tall Ships Races 2019: Cruise in Company. Sail the magnificent Tall Ship along the Norwegian coastline and discover Sorlandet’s home country. This leg of the event is more relaxed, giving you the time to take in the sights and possibly moor somewhere along the way, while still participating in the harbour events in Bergen. Open to Windseekers aged 15-70. IMPORTANT: The EUR prices for reference only, the total amount will be calculated based on the original NOK prices and may vary slightly depending on the exchange rates. The prices in NOK are binding, and they are: 15-25: NOK 8,100; 26-70: NOK 10,125.

Programme Outline

Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races. The Cruise in Company is a more laid-back leg of the event, where speed doesn’t matter so much and you will have the time to enjoy the leisurely sailing. This year you will explore the stunning Norwegian coast on the way from Fredrikstad to Bergen. Take in the surroundings and enjoy sailing with your fellow trainees before joining the port events.

As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of the Sorlandet. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the Ship from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other vessels, to navigating and steering. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!

Ports

100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new – The ‘Gamlebyen’ Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Fredrikstad has successfully been a host port for the Tall Ship Races before, welcoming sailors and visitors with great events.

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It’s an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Bergen (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 July 2019 - 23 July 2019
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Ida (19) Finland

    "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

  • Max (17) Germany

    "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body"

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

You sail on the Sorlandet

Sorlandet under Sails

Tall Ships

Sorlandet

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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Windseeker logs

  • Picture of people on board the Tall Ship Morgenster

    A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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  • Dolphins

    Pollenca

    Oosterschelde

    Pollenca, Spain

    – by Ship

    The harbour of Soller is situated beautifully in a small natural bay at the northern side of the island Mallorca. Directly after departure we set the sails and with a southwestern wind 4-5 Bft we sailed to the east side …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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