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

Bergen (NO) - Rouen (FR)

31 May - 07 June 2023

7 days, Statsraad Lehmkuhl

From € 735,-

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Sail Training

Age 12-25: € 735,-
Age 26+: € 915,-

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl:
Bergen (NO) - Rouen (FR)

31 May - 07 June 2023

Sail to Normandy – Get away from everyday life and experience something brand new. Board Statsraad Lehmkuhl in Bergen, Norway, and embark on a journey all the way to Rouen in France. Spend 7 days on the sea, learning to sail and enjoying life on board a huge Tall Ship. The voyage ends in the harbor of Radicate, from where you will be able to take a bus to Rouen, where a large maritime festival will take place from the 8th to the 18th of June. The bus is free of charge and will drive alongside the river, so you can enjoy the parade of vessels making their way to port along the Seine. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older, ages 12-15 on request.

Ports

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.

Rouen is a city with long history located on the River Seine in Normandy, North France. It's also the venue of L'Armada, a sailing festival which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. When visiting Rouen you can't miss the Gothic Cathedral and Palais de Justice. For nature lovers the Roumare Forest just outside the city is the place to be, while art enthusiasts should visit Musee Secq des Tournelles - the wrought iron museum.

  • Bergen (NO)

  • Rouen (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 31 May 2023 - 7 June 2023
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 13:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years (age 12-15 at request)
  • 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: towel and a sleeping bag; optionally: a pillow
  • "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone."

    Agathe (26), France

You sail on the Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Lehmkuhl
Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bergen (NO)
Date built: 1914
Trainees: 150
Length: 98m
Height of mast: 48 m
Sail: 2026 m2

Cinematic action! Norway's largest sailing vessel looks like a real film set: The Statsraad Lehmkuhl has an impressive and romantic appearance with the length of 98 metres and over 2000 m² of sail - you'd better roll up your sleeves! …

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Windseeker logs

  • Bon Voyage, Plastic!

    Thalassa, July 2021

    France

    – by Trainees

    Sunday, 11th of July Once we arrived in Boulogne sûr Mer we had to wait until 9 o'clock before the embarkation on the Thalassa. So we walked a bit around the festival and the harbour. Then we met more people who …

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  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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Photos

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.