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

Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

8 days, Vahine

From € 650,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 650,-
25+: € 650,-

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Vahine:
Stavanger (NO) - Harlingen (NL)

28 July - 05 August 2018

* FULLY BOOKED * Tall Ships Races – Race 2. Tall Ships Races 2018 second race leg starts in Stavanger, Norway and ends in Harlingen, the Netherlands. As a trainee you will have four days of harbour program in Stavanger and Harlingen. Crew parade, prize giving, crew party, competitions and much more – don’t miss it! Sailing at Vahine is for active people who like to get a challenge at sea. Open for age 15-25 years, age 25+ at request.

Programme Outline

Ports

Stavanger is a modern port, but retains a small historic district. The lovely old harbour is a favourite stopover for big cruiseships that tower over the buildings. The city has a lively cultural scene, and is surrounded by numerous outdoor destinations well worth a visit. Explore the narrow, rocky Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren's beaches. Make sure to bring hiking boots, as the mountains stand over 1000 meters tall.

Harlingen is a trade and fishing port in Friesland, the Netherlands. The town itself is over a thousand years old, and you’ll find several historic streets in the old city centre. Its small size makes it easy to explore the town on foot. In 2014 Harlingen was a port of call for the Tall Ships Races. The town operates ferry lines to the Frisian Islands, a unique nature reserve with populations of seals, birds, and other wildlife. With its ‘gezellige’ pubs the town is a great place for a stopover.

  • Stavanger (NO)

  • Harlingen (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 28 July 2018 - 5 August 2018
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 10
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

    Keshan (17), UK

You sail on the Vahine

Vahine tropics
Shipping type: Ketch
Homeport: Rauma
Date built: 1973
Trainees: 10
Length: 19.79 m
Height of mast: 26 m
Sail: max 350 m2

SY Vahine is a member of the famous Nautor Swan family. Vahine is a typical klassic Swan, a 65 foot ketch, with the typical Swan interior. At the moment she is a Bermuda rigged ketch. SY Vahine is a Nautors Swan …

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Windseeker logs

  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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  • Sunday at Sea – Cape Horn Ceremony

    Europa

    At Sea

    – by Deckhand Pelle

    Sailing is fun! But so can be sitting on your bum! The professional sailors of Europa have one thing in common, they can't seem to sit still, probably because there is always something to do. From changing sheets to mending …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet
  • Sørlandet

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