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Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

05 July - 13 July 2019

8 days, Thalassa

From € 807,5

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 807,5
25+: € 935,-

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Thalassa:
Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

05 July - 13 July 2019

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International Exchange for all nationalities. Tall Ships Races 2019: Race 1. Join the magnificent Tall Ship Thalassa for the journey from Denmark to Norway. Leave port in the Parade of Sail before embarking on a race with an itnernational fleet of ships. Cross the Skagerrak while working together with your fellow trainees to be the first on the finishing line! Reach Fredrikstad for the second part of your adventure: Crew Parade, Crew Party, award ceremony; meeting trainees from other vessels and exchanging your sea stories – all of that, and more, await you in port. This journey is open to Windseekers of 15 years and older. (50% of the trainees will be aged 15-25 years).

Programme Outline

Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races. Race 1 will take you from Denmark to Norway. You will leave the city of Aalborg in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Fredrikstad where you will join your fellow trainees from other Ships in Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions and visiting other vessels.

As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of your vessel. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the Ship from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other vessels, to navigating and steering. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!

Ports

The Tall Ships Races 2019 will be visiting the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.

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. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia’s largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.

  • Aalborg (DK)

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 30
  • 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: towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Mathijn (13) Netherlands

    "Sailing on the North Sea by night, watching millions of stars"

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

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