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Fredrikstad (NO) - Invergordon (GB)

14 July - 20 July 2019

6 days, Thalassa

From € 450,-

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Normal price: € 450,-

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Thalassa:
Fredrikstad (NO) - Invergordon (GB)

14 July - 20 July 2019

Delivery from the Tall Ships Races to Scotland. This is a fast-paced sailing journey, for anyone interested in sailing, sailing, sailing… You will board Thalassa in Fredrikstad after the fleet has left for the cruise in company. Leaving Norway behind, you will work alongisde the professional crew to bring Thalassa to Invergordon. The sailing route depends on the weather and will be determined by the Captain. If you want to join a Tall Ship for a sailing experience and stopping in various ports is not important to you, this is the right journey for that! The evens of the Tall Ships Races festival are not included (though you are welcome to book a night in a hotel in Fredrikstad and come a day early to enjoy the celebrations). Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years (15-18 at request).

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. 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.

Invergordon is a town and port in the Highland of Scotland. For years a typical industrial town, known for the repair of oil rigs and as a place for aluminium smelters, nowadays the port is visited by cruise liners each year. The town is popular because of the whisky distillery by Whyte and Mackay. Besides that, Invergordon has beautiful murals, which tell stories about the local community and the area. In total the town is adorned with a series of 17 murals. They are all worth going to see.

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

  • Invergordon (GB)

Key points

  • Dates: 14 July 2019 - 20 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 20:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years (age 15-18 at request)
  • 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
  • "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone."

    Agathe (26), France

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Shipping type: Barquentine
Homeport: Harlingen (NL)
Date built: 1980
Trainees: 30
Length: 47m
Height of mast: 35m
Sail: 800m2

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