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

29 July - 03 August 2023

5 days, Statsraad Lehmkuhl

From € 690,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

Age 15-25: € 690,-
Age 26+: € 860,-

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

29 July - 03 August 2023

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 3. Join the Statsraad Lehmkuhl for the fourth leg of the 2023 Tall Ships Races. Sail from Lerwick all the way to Arendal. For five days you compete against some of the world’s finest sailing ships. Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a fast ship, built for the the open seas. She has won several 1st prizes in previous Tall Ship Races. The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is a training ship and love to teach people to sail. Professional and friendly crew will teach you everything you need to know. After a day or two, you will experience a wonderful sense of mastery and a unity that can only be found on board a large sailing ship. Learn to sail in a young environment – and make friends from many countries Reach Arendal in time to spend the last two days in port, participating in the events, from Crew Party, to Crew Parade, concerts, games and fireworks. The ship will arrive in Arendal on the 3rd of August. On the 3rd and 4th, 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

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.

Arendal is a charming town in the south of Norway. Its old city centre still retains wooden houses, dating back to the 17th century. The old harbor Pollen hosts the fish market, cafes and restaurants. Step into one of them to enjoy a meal with a view. The surrounding countryside is hilly and green, and offers beautiful vistas over the islands and waterways nearby. You can also stay in town and visit the KUBEN Museum to learn about the local history or explore the science center.

  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands (GB)

  • Arendal (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 July 2023 - 3 August 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 learned that I could do things that I could have never done before."

    Christopher (16), England

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

  • Green Sailing

    Windseeker, 30 August 2018

    Amsterdam

    – by Anna

    Sailing is inherently a "green" activity. Although, like most of the other things we do on this planet, sailing does contribute to the environmental pollution, we do a lot on board to stop it. And hopefully good habits learned on …

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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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  • Sørlandet

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