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Hamburg (DE) - Oban (GB)

10 May - 16 May 2015

6 days, Thalassa

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Thalassa:
Hamburg (DE) - Oban (GB)

10 May - 16 May 2015

From Hamburg to Troon, across the North Sea… a real Windseeker journey! Join the Thalassa on its way from Germany to Scotland and help deliver the ship on time for her next engagement. During this mile maker journey, you’ll be an integral part of the crew. Help hoist and trim the sails of this magnificent Tall Ship, enroll in the watch system, and lend a hand with chores on deck and below. The experienced crew will teach you all you need to know, but the experience will be uniquely yours! The Thalassa will likely take the northern route to come at the end destination, so be prepared to see a lot of the beautiful Scottish coastline and its many isles. Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The port of Hamburg, on the river Elbe, is the second largest port in Europe. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. Hamburg was awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2011. Hamburg is noted for several festivals and regular events. Hafengeburtstag is a funfair to honor the birthday of the port of Hamburg with a party and a ship parade. Christmas markets in December are held at the Hamburg Rathaus square, among other places.

Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.

  • Hamburg (DE)

  • Oban (GB)

Key points

  • "I liked to be offline for a few days."

    Maria (19), Germany

You sail on the Thalassa

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

Sail in style. The Thalassa is more than capable to sail every imaginable sea and ocean. A 3-masted barquentine, she carries square sails on the foremast, while the main and mizzen masts are both gaff-rigged. Thanks to that she can …

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Windseeker logs

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    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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    Gulden Leeuw, July 2023

    Fredrikstad (NO) - Copenhagen (DK)

    – by Trainees

    Day 1 – 17th of July Today we arrived at the boat. There was a small festival with a market and music so that was a lot of fun. I came with a few Dutch people and had a great time …

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