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Klaipeda (LT) - Szczecin (PL)

31 July - 07 August 2017

7 days, Thermopylae Clipper

From € 345,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 345,-

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Thermopylae Clipper:
Klaipeda (LT) - Szczecin (PL)

31 July - 07 August 2017

NO PLACES AVAILABLE ANYMORE – Tall Ships Races 2017: Race 3. Join the biggest annual Tall Ships event in Klaipeda, Lithuania and sail across the Baltic Sea to Szczecin in Poland. Set the sails, steer the vessel and try to win the exciting race against international vessels. Reach the port and relax during crew parties where you will meet trainees from different countries and exchange the stories from your voyage. Take part in the finishing festivities of the Races and many activities on land. Open to Windseekers between 15 and 25 years old. Join more than 1 Thermopylae Clipper journey for 10% discount!

Programme Outline

Ports

Klaipéda is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast. The city has many maritime traditions - it even hosts its own Sea Festival in July! - and its architecture bears influences from several different cultures (French, German, Swedish). Take a walk down the Friedricho pasažas, visit the reconstructed Meridianas ship, find the quirky Golden Mouse sculpture and visit the Clock Museum.

Szczecin in North-Western Poland has a deep commitment to sail training. Discover the Underground City Trails: a network of bunkers from WWII with their unique atmosphere. If you're more of an outdorsy type, take a canoe along the Odra river or explore Bukowe Hills which hide the ruins of old bridges and are home to numerous boars and deer. Visit one of many museums or the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes or the beautiful rose gardens.

  • Klaipéda (LT)

  • Szczecin (PL)

Key points

  • Dates: 31 July 2017 - 7 August 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 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 became much more confident and explored my limits."

    Aron (18)

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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