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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Kristiansand (NO) - Esbjerg (DK)

01 August - 08 August 2025

7 days, Thalassa

From € 910,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 910,-
26-28 (at request): € 1120,-

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Thalassa:
Kristiansand (NO) - Esbjerg (DK)

01 August - 08 August 2025

The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 4. Embark on a sailing quest from Norway to Denmark, where the grand finale of this year’s Tall Ships Races awaits! Join the crew of Thalassa in Kristiansand and brace yourself for an adrenaline-fueled race, navigating through a series of waypoints towards the ultimate prize. Master the art of steering, navigation, and sail trimming as you harness the power of the wind, climbing the towering masts to unfurl Thalassa’s square sails. Sail day and night, driven by the spirit of competition and camaraderie, as you strive to secure your place at the finish line in Esbjerg. With two days remaining, immerse yourself in the closing festivities of the Tall Ships Races 2025, marching through the streets in the Crew Parade, dancing at the Crew Party, and engaging in friendly competitions with fellow sailors from around the globe. Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure filled with daring exploits, breathtaking views, and lasting memories that will echo across the waves for years to come!
Open to young Windseekers aged 15-25, ages 26-28 years at request.
This voyage will be open for bookings from 15 September 2024.

The Tall Ships Races 2025

Every year, a diverse array of Tall Ships, small Ships, and Yachts gather to promote Sail Training and foster international frienship among young people. With a stipulation that mandates at least half of the participants fall within the age bracket of 15-25, these vessels engage in Races and Cruise in Company legs, navigating between various host ports and engaging in vibrant harbour festivals.

Each journey includes a cheerful sail-out of the harbour in a spectacular Parade of Sail, followed by several days at sea, and ends with the last two days spent in the destination port. Here, trainees paricipate in a series of events including the Crew Parade, award ceremonies, Crew Party, as well as games and competitions. Are you ready to embark on this exhilarating journey?

Ports

Kristiansand is the business and cultural capital of southern Norway. The sea and surrounding fjords are perfect for recreational activities like fishing and sailing, and the nearby inland and mountains are ideal for skiing and hiking. In the more urban areas you will find a rich variety of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums.

Esbjerg is a beautiful coastal city in the South-West of Denmark, with the second biggest harbour in Denmark - a lively place full of fishing and shipping activities. You can observe the town's maritime history in its attractions: from the Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg Skibet statue to the Men at Sea monument, everything brings you back to the sea. Visit also the Ribe Vikinge Center, a fun outdoor museum where you will meet the Vikings themselves!

  • Kristiansand (NO)

  • Esbjerg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 August 2025 - 8 August 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 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
  • All bedding and towels are provided on board.
  • "Pushed me out of my comfort zone, got to meet people I'd never get to meet and made lifelong friends."

    Jeremy (23)

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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