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

Kristiansand (NO) - Esbjerg (DK)

01 August - 08 August 2025

7 days, Sorlandet

From € 980,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 980,-
26-70: € 1085,-

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Sorlandet:
Kristiansand (NO) - Esbjerg (DK)

01 August - 08 August 2025

The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 4. Join the magnificent Norwegian Tall Ship Sorlandet for the last race of this year’s event and sail to win! Step on board in Kristiansand and leave the harbour with other vessels in a spectacular Parade of Sail. Start the race and sail day and night – in watches – towards the finish line. Climb the towering masts, take the helm, navigate on sea charts, and enjoy the thrill of competition as you sail on the North Sea towards Denmark. Reach Esbjerg with two days to spare, and spend them in the harbour, participating in crew-exclusive activities, such as the Crew Parade, Crew Party, and of course – the final award ceremony! Make new friends and celebrate the successful race as you enjoy the ending festival of the 2025 Tall Ships Races.
Open to Windseekers aged 15-70.
This voyage will be open for bookings from 15 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

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.

Esbjerg is a beautiful coastal city in the South-West of Denmark, with the second biggest harbour in Denmark - a lively place full of fishing and shipping activities. You can observe the town's maritime history in its attractions: from the Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg Skibet statue to the Men at Sea monument, everything brings you back to the sea. Visit also the Ribe Vikinge Center, a fun outdoor museum where you will meet the Vikings themselves!

  • Kristiansand (NO)

  • Esbjerg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 August 2025 - 8 August 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 08:00
  • 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.
  • "I loved the bond we all made together, and how we had to help each other sailing the ship and setting sails."

    Mia Rosa (17), Denmark

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

  • On the Right Course

    Gulden Leeuw, 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

    Atlantic Crossing from Halifax to Le Havre

    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

      Aug 2nd 2017   Second Day at Sea Today we have started hauling a smaller vessel, Peter von Danzig – we are currently expecting to go on motor for 2 days before the race will resume. The evening was much calmer than yesterday …

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  • We are all Adventurers

    Bark Europa

    Antartica

    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are all adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, …

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Photos

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