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

Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

14 July - 20 July 2018

6 days, Sorlandet

From € 672,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25 : € 672,-
26-70: € 794,-

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Sorlandet:
Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

14 July - 20 July 2018

Tall Ships Races 2018, Race 1. Join the Norwegian Tall Ship Sorlandet, the oldest still operational full-rigged Ship in the world! Board the vessel in Sunderland and cast off the mooring lines to join the Parade of Sail, witnessed by thousands of spectators on land. Then set the course for Denmark in a race against other Tall Ships. Take an active role on board and learn everything about sailing on a big Ship. Once in Esbjerg you can expect to join many activities for the crews. Prices in NOK: adults: NOK 7,450; youngsters: NOK 6,300. Prenight in Sunderland at request, based on B&B for NOK 700 per night (approx. EUR 75). Open to Windseekers aged 15-70.

Programme Outline

Ports

Sunderland is a coastal city in North East England, aging back to the 7th century. Whether you're a nature or a culture lover, you will surely find a bunch of nice activities to do! For instance, have a lovely day out with fish&chips for lunch at the Roker & Seaburn Beaches or take a relaxing walk in Herrington Country Park. Also, go on a trip to the picturesque Penshaw Monument. Discover the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

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!

  • Sunderland (GB)

  • Esbjerg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 14 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
  • Embarkation: 11:30 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • 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
  • 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
  • "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

    Tan (17), Turkey

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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  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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