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Den Helder (NL) - Halmstad (SE)

20 June - 01 July 2017

11 days, Thermopylae Clipper

From € 495,-

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15-25: € 495,-

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Thermopylae Clipper:
Den Helder (NL) - Halmstad (SE)

20 June - 01 July 2017

Sail the Thermopylae Clipper from Dutch marine town of Den Helder across the North Sea and on to Halmstad in Sweden where multiple vessels will start to gather for the starting festivities of the Tall Ships Races. Durign this 11-nights journey you will be a part of the crew, setting the sails, steering and doing everything along with the rest of the team to bring the Thermopylae Clipper to her destination. Open to Windseekers between 12 and 25 years old. Join more than 1 Thermopylae Clipper journey for 10% discount!

Ports

Den Helder is a beautiful town in the Netherlands, situated at the very tip of the North Holland province. Visit the Marinemuseum to learn more about the country's marine traditions, take a walk in the botanical gardens Oranjerie De Groene Parel Den Helder or admire sealife in the Fort Kijkduin Museum and Aquarium.

Halmstad is situated on the Swedish west coast, along the Nissan River. The city is famous for its fortress, built by the Danish King Christian IV at the end of the 16th century. A walk around town will reveal much of the city’s rich history and culture, and the cobbled streets in the city centre are dotted with cafes and pubs. Outdoors there’s plenty to do as well, with the nearby Mollegard Nature Reserve well worth a visit. Halmstad offers plenty to soothe your adventure jitters.

  • Den Helder (NL)

  • Halmstad (SE)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 June 2017 - 1 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers between 12 and 25 years old
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 15
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

    Samantha (18), Australia

You sail on the Thermopylae Clipper

Shipping type: Yacht
Homeport: Hamble, Southampton
Date built: 1996
Trainees: 10
Length: 17.8 m
Height of mast:
Sail:

Thermopylae Clipper is the largest yacht in Discovery Sailing Project’s fleet of three. Having previously completed four circumnavigations, Thermopylae Clipper is a very sturdy and spacious yacht perfectly suited to Sail Training. Being on board a smaller yacht means that …

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Windseeker logs

  • Almost Home

    Oosterschelde

    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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  • How to avoid and deal with seasickness

    – by Windseeker

    A lot of Windseekers mention the fear of seasickness as one of their biggest pre-journey anxieties. Most of us have been there, and lived to tell the tale. Today we come to you with a handful of advice on how …

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Photos

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