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Kristiansand (NO) - Belfast (GB)

27 June - 02 July 2015

5 days, Sorlandet

From € 680,-

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Sorlandet:
Kristiansand (NO) - Belfast (GB)

27 June - 02 July 2015

Sometimes it’s nice to stop for a moment. Be present. Enjoy the scenery. Breathe the fresh air. Once on board you will discover a new world. Let yourself be fascinated by all the new and unknown. After a day or two, you’ve forgotten what it’s like back home. Instead, you are completely present when you are at the helm and in control of a 65-metre long sailing ship. Or you heave and haul the ship ropes to catch the wind along with your new shipmates. Maybe you are on the night watch and bask in the sunrise with a steaming cup of fresh coffee? Small moments turn into great adventures. Such is life on board the world’s oldest and best preserved full-rigged ship. Along the way, you will certainly want to take some time to take a look at one of our modern wonders – oil platforms – before we start our voyage along the Scottish coast. Evergreen landscape in sight. Dramatic scenery. We are closing in on our goal. BELFAST and four festive days at the Tall Ships Races. Open to all ages, minimum age 12 years. Age 12-15 year by an 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.

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.

Key points

  • Dates: 27 June 2015 - 2 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
  • "At first I didn't know what to expect and I felt kind of insecure, but the crew was really amazing and I had an unforgettable journey."

    Finn (15), Belgium

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

  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl

    Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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  • The Perfect Day on Santa Maria Manuela

    Santa Maria Manuela, July 2018

    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Trainees

      14.07.18. by a Trainee Sailed on the Santa Maria Manuela at 15:00 hours. Bright sunshine and thousands of excited people lining the jetties, docks, hills, homes and piers, waving enthusiastically. On board, all the crew and trainees waved at the onlookers …

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