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Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

13 days, Thermopylae Clipper

From € 640,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 640,-

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Thermopylae Clipper:
Halmstad (SE) - Kotka (FI)

02 July - 15 July 2017

NO PLACES AVAILABLE ANYMORE – Tall Ships Races 2017 Race 1: Halmstad-Kotka. Join the Thremopylae Clipper on this journey from Sweden, where the 61st Tall Ships Races will start. Set the sails and cross the Baltic Sea on your way to charming Finnish town of Kotka in race among dozens of other vessels. On board you will be a part of the crew, workign together to reach your destination. Expect many festivities in ports as well, where you will meet trainees of many different nationalities. Open to Windseekers betwenn 15 and 25 years old.

Programme Outline

Ports

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.

Kotka is located in the gulf of Finland and is a major Finnish port on the Baltic Sea. You can experience its long maritime traditions by visiting the Maritime Centre Vellamo with the world's oldest ice-breaker, and if you have more time, stop by the aquarium with a big exhibition of local, baltic sealife - maybe you will even get to see the feeding done by a diver! Climbe the Haukkavuori tower for a view of the town and seaside and take a refreshing stroll through the Sapokka Water Park.

  • Halmstad (SE)

  • Kotka (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 15
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • 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 learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

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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