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

Kristiansand (NO) - Kristiansand (NO)

23 April - 26 April 2015

3 days, Sorlandet

From € 305,-

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30: € 305,-
> 30: € 340,-

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Sorlandet:
Kristiansand (NO) - Kristiansand (NO)

23 April - 26 April 2015

Are you ready for a big experience in a small package? This short yourney from and to Kristiansand will whet your appetite for more ocean sailing! Challenge yourself and learn more about sailing this magnificent 65 meter Tall Ship with 1200 quare meters of sails. After a brief instruction you’ll be in full swing, managing the ship’s 27 sails. It’s all about catching the wind and gaining speed. Climb the rigging together with your fellow sail trainees and test your boundaries. Gaze at the horizon from the masts that tower 35 meters over the sea. And have the deck to yourself during the night watch, as you keep lookout under the moon and the stars. Open to all ages, minimum age 12 years. Age 12-15 accompanied by an adult/parent.

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.

Key points

  • Dates: 23 April 2015 - 26 April 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
  • "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world."

    Robijn (17)

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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Windseeker logs

  • Green Sailing

    Windseeker, 30 August 2018

    Amsterdam

    – by Anna

    Sailing is inherently a "green" activity. Although, like most of the other things we do on this planet, sailing does contribute to the environmental pollution, we do a lot on board to stop it. And hopefully good habits learned on …

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  • Exploring Coastal Waters

    Morgenster Exchange@sea, July 2019

    Norway

    – by Trainees and Mentors

    We present to you: the logbook for the Youth Exchange ‘Exploring Coastal Waters’. This is a written account by participants and mentors Sija & Meri, who were in charge of this matter. It tells the story of our time on …

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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