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Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 July - 24 July 2022

8 days, Thalassa

From € 920,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 920,-
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Thalassa:
Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 July - 24 July 2022

The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Set course for Belgium in this beautiful journey alonge the coast of the Netherlands. Join Cruise in Company – a unique leg of the Tall Ships Races, where you don’t have to hurry anywhere! This journey will take you on an exploration of the Dutch coast, while you’re sailing the Thalassa on the North Sea. Along the way there will be plenty of time to learn how to sail a Tall Ship. Together with other trainees you will hoist and trim the sails, practice knots, keep a lookout, steer, navigate and so much more. Perhaps you will stop somewhere on the way to stretch your new sea legs, or anchor in a bay for a refreshing swim in the sea. Finally, after a week on board, you will reach Antwerp with enough time to enjoy the port activities. Visit other Tall Ships, take part in Crew Parade and dance at the Crew Party before saying goodbye to your new friends. Open to Windseekers aged 15-35.

Ports

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.

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: "The wharf where ships berth".


  • Harlingen (NL)

  • Antwerp (BE)

Key points

  • Dates: 16 July 2022 - 24 July 2022
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-35 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 ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers. Windseeker can help to arrange traveling together with other trainees from your country
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

    Ida (19), Finland

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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    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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    Jeroen After being the most seasick person on the whole boat, today I felt better again! So happy with this, had a lot of fun in my watch. This watch we got the chance to climb in the mast. First I …

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Photos

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.