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Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

02 July - 06 July 2023

4 days, Statsraad Lehmkuhl

From € 550,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Age 15-25: € 550,-
Age 26+: € 690,-

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl:
Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

02 July - 06 July 2023

The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 1 – Ready – set – go. Statsraad Lehmkuhl is once again ready for the Tall Ships Races! This popular regatta for large sailing ships brings thousands of of adventurous people together each year. Friendship, sailing, and adventures on board Norway’s largest sailing ship awaits for you. Leave the Dutch port city of Den Helder in a Parade of Sail and make your way to the starting line. Then race other Tall Ships across the sea, sailing towards the British city of Hartlepool. In Hartlepool you can expect a very warm welcome for you and dozens of other Tall Ships in the fleet. The ship will arrive in port on the 6th. On the 6th and 7th there will activities in port like crewparade and crewparty. It’s possible to sleep an extra night on board before your journey and 2 extra nights after your journey to enjoy the port activities. Price € 90 p.p.p.n. including breakfast. Lunch and dinner is not included for these extra nights. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

The Tall Ships Races

Every year dozens of Tall Ships, as well as small ships and yachts gather for races and harbour events, which include Crew Parades, Crew Parties, competitions, concerts, fireworks and more. Every leg starts with Parade of Sail – a spectacular departure of all the Ships together, and ends with the last two days of the Journey spent in the destination port.

The Tall Ships Races 2023 will take the fleet across the North Sea 4 times! Starting in Den Helder, the Netherlands, the Ships will embark on Race 1 to Hartlepool in Great Britain. Race 2 will take them to Norwegian Fredrikstad, from where they will sail in Cruise in Company to Lerwick in the Shetlands. The final Race 3 will end back in Norway – this time in a charming town of Arendal.

Ports

Den Helder is a beautiful town in the Netherlands, situated at the very tip of the North Holland province, regularly hosting the Tall Ships events. Discover the town’s sea connections by visiting the Marinemuseum and Nationaal Reddingmuseum Dorus Rijkers. Take a break and go for a walk in the botanical gardens Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder or admire sea life in the Fort Kijkduin Museum and Aquarium.

Hartlepool is a British port on the east coast of the UK, with long traditions of maritime activity. In 2010, the town played host to the Tall Ships Races, receiving some 125 Tall Ships in its harbor. Once you’re there, visit the nearby North York Moors national park, or relive the heyday of the British navy at the Maritime Experience. If you have come to like climbing the masts on board, there is a boulder park in Summerhill where you can reach for the top again!

  • Den Helder (NL)

  • Hartlepool (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 July 2023 - 6 July 2023
  • Embarkation: 08:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • 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: sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

You sail on the Statsraad Lehmkuhl

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

  • Stad Amsterdam

    License to kill

    Stad Amsterdam

    Sandy Cay - British Virgin Islands

    – by captain Richard Slootweg

    Right now the last cruise of this winter and also my last cruise as captain on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is well underway. The  British Virgin Islands is the sailing area, as  already mentioned in the former log article. …

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  • Picture of people on board the Tall Ship Morgenster

    A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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