* FULLY BOOKED * Tall Ships Races – Race 1! SY Vahines first leg for year 2018 Tall Ships Race begins from England, to be more specific from Sunderland and ends in Esbjerg Denmark. This leg consist of, besides the Race, two days of TSR-program in Sunderland and Esbjerg.You will experince the whole TSR-program in two different locations. Most of the crew will be from Finland. Sailing at Vahine is for active people who like to get a challenge at sea. To be able to take part you need to be between the age of 15 to 25. Places age 25+ at request.
The Tall Ships Races is the biggest annual sailing race of the year. The 2018 edition will be the 62nd event and is scheduled to take place on the North Sea, in 4 ports in 4 different countries.
Join Race 1 from UK to Denmark. Take part in opening celebrations, meet your fellow trainees, and then wave goodbye to spectators on land and set course across the sea. Expect a warm welcome in Esbjerg, with the Crew Party, the parade and many other activities.
As a Windseeker Trainee on board the Vahine you will be a part of the crew, meaning you will join your peers on watches day and night, and take active part in the life on the vessel. You’ll be hoisting sails, steering, practicing seamanship skills and learning the art of navigation, guided by the professional crew. And you will sail to win the race!
Sunderland is a coastal city in North East England, aging back to the 7th century. Whether you’re a nature or a culture lover, you will surely find a bunch of nice activities to do! For instance, have a lovely day out with fish&chips for lunch at the Roker & Seaburn Beaches or take a relaxing walk in Herrington Country Park. Also, go on a trip to the picturesque Penshaw Monument. Discover the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.
Esbjerg is a beautiful coastal city in the South-West of Denmark, with the second biggest harbour in Denmark – a lively place full of fishing and shipping activities. You can observe the town’s maritime history in its attractions: from the Fisheries- and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg Skibet statue to the Men at Sea monument, everything brings you back to the sea. Visit also the Ribe Vikinge Center, a fun outdoor museum where you will meet the Vikings themselves!
Dates: 13 July 2018 - 20 July 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
French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
Phillip (24) France
"Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches"
Lieven (23) Belgium
"Setting sails: always fantastic."
Boukje (15) Netherlands
"I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."
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