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

Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 July - 12 July 2025

6 days, Thalassa

From € 780,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 780,-
26-28 (at request): € 960,-

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Thalassa:
Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 July - 12 July 2025

The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 1. Embark on an epic adventure aboard the tall ship Thalassa for the inaugural race of the 2025 Tall Ships Races! Departing from Le Havre amidst a grand Parade of Sail, join an international fleet in a thrilling race to Dunkirk. Climb the masts, navigate the open seas, and work together with an international team of trainees to steer Thalassa towards victory. Arrive in Dunkirk with time to spare, where celebrations await amidst the bustling Crew Parade and lively Crew Party. Share stories of the high seas with fellow adventurers from other vessels. Don’t miss your chance to experience the excitement and camaraderie of tall ship racing aboard Thalassa – an unforgettable journey awaits!
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 an international fleet of Tall Ships, small Ships and Yachts gather to promote Sail Training and international friendship among young people. According to the rules, at least 50% of the participants have to be aged 15-25. The Ships join Races and Cruise in Company legs, sailing between different host ports, and then participating in harbour festivals.

Each journey includes a cherful sailing out in a Parade of Sail, as well as two days in the destination port, where the trainees participate in the Crew Parade, award ceremony, Crew Party, games and competitions. Will you join the adventure?

Ports

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

Dunkirk is the northernmost city in France and one if its biggest harbours. It lies very close to the Belgian border and dates back to middle ages when it was a fishing village. Dunkirk's maritime heritage is clearly visible, and celebrated. You can visit the Port Museum (Musée Portuaire), climb to the top of Le Beffroi de Saint-Eloi for unforgettable views or relax in one of the multiple seafront cafes and bars.

  • Le Havre (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 July 2025 - 12 July 2025
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • 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.
  • "I learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

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

  • A Human Adventure

    Morgenster, June 2018

    Dublin, Ireland to Bordeaux, France

    – by Mentor Robin and Trainee Agathe

    Robin Gatel (Mentor, 21 years old) I participated as a mentor to the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 from Dublin to Bordeaux on board the Morgenster. I was assigned to the red watch which was on deck from 8 to …

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  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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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).

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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.