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Liverpool (GB) - Harlingen (NL)

29 June - 09 August 2015

41 days, Tecla

From € 5250,-

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Sail Training

Without Study Route Guidance: € 5250,-
Normal price: € 8250,-

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Tecla:
Liverpool (GB) - Harlingen (NL)

29 June - 09 August 2015

Special Gapyear Journey! Spend a summer on board Tecla, and visit ports such as Liverpool (UK) – Belfast (UK) – Alesund (NO) – Kristiansand (NO) – Aalborg (Dk) – Harlingen (NL). The perfect opportunity for Windseekers who want to take some time off to plan their own course in life. While on board you will make new friends, learn all about tall ship sailing, explore exciting new places and rack up plenty of sea miles. You’ll soon find your sea legs and gain skills that translate exceptionally well to other aspects of your life. This Journey is organised in cooperation with Gap Year Holland – focus on studies and future. Ask for more information via info@windseeker.org – Discount price is the price without the study route guidance, which will be in the Netherlands. Minimum age 15 years old.

Ports

Liverpool enjoys ‘The most splendid setting of any English city’, on Liverpool bay of the Irish Sea. The city has long been on the forefront of maritime and industrial development, and boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites, so there’s plenty to see and do. Find a map and visit the many landmarks & museums, or spend some time at the most impressive waterfront of the world. When the sun goes down, Liverpool’s vibrant nightlife will keep you entertained every night of the year!

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

Key points

  • Dates: 29 June 2015 - 9 August 2015
  • Embarkation: 18:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 16
  • 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: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "You have to try it! You will get to know a side of you that you didn’t think you had. I learned a lot, and I became more independent after this trip!"

    Amalie (20)

You sail on the Tecla

Tecla
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Winkel (NL)
Date built: 1915
Trainees:
Length: 38
Height of mast: 23
Sail: 380m2

One of the most splendid traditional sailing ships. This solid, authentic-rigged ship is not only one of the most beautiful herring loggers, but also a very good sailor. Tecla has won several prizes during the Tall Ships Races and Regattas. …

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Windseeker logs

  • 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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  • We Learned How to Work Together While Setting Sails

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2018

    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Ola

    My name is Ola. I’m 15 years old and I come from Poland. It was a big pleasure for me to be a part of The Tall Ships Races 2018 on the Leg from Sunderland (England) to Esbjerg (Denmark). I …

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