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Fredrikstad (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

18 July - 26 July 2023

8 days, Statsraad Lehmkuhl

From € 1100,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Age 15-25: € 1100,-
Age 26+: € 1370,-

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

18 July - 26 July 2023

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2023: Cruise in Company. Join the Statsraad Lehmkuhl for the third leg of the 2023 Tall Ships Races. Sail from Fredrikstad all the way to Lerwick. Lerwick is the main town and port of the Shetland archipelago. Unlike the races, Cruise in Company is not about being the fastest, the different ships do not race each other. As a result, the pace on board slows a bit down. You can fully concentrate on the sail training, making new friends and participating in social activities. Welcome on board for wonderful experiences and a lot of new friends! Those last moments will be spent, together with your crew mates, enjoying the events in the harbour. Crew Parade, prize giving ceremony, and then the famous Crew Party where you will meet the people from all the other international vessels – you can’t miss that! The 18th of July, the ship will arrive in Fredrikstad on the 26th. On the 26th and 27th, there will be 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

100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new – The ‘Gamlebyen’ Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Fredrikstad has successfully been a host port for the Tall Ship Races before, welcoming sailors and visitors with great events.

Lerwick is the capital of the Shetland Islands, 160 km north off the coast of Scotland. In 1999 the town of 7500 inhabitants was a host port to the Tall Ships Races, temporarily boosting the population by over 100%! The town itself is small, but there are beautiful sights to see, like Fort Charlotte, the Shetland museum and the ruins of Clickimin Broch. The island’s windswept hills are perfect for a strenuous hike, and will give you a good reason to replenish lost calories in the town’s tavern.

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 18 July 2023 - 26 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
  • "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

    Samantha (18), Australia

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

  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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  • On the Right Course

    Gulden Leeuw, 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

    Atlantic Crossing from Halifax to Le Havre

    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

      Aug 2nd 2017   Second Day at Sea Today we have started hauling a smaller vessel, Peter von Danzig – we are currently expecting to go on motor for 2 days before the race will resume. The evening was much calmer than yesterday …

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Photos

  • Trainee
  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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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).

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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.