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Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

13 July - 20 July 2018

7 days, Vahine

From € 625,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 625,-
25+: € 625,-

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Vahine:
Sunderland (GB) - Esbjerg (DK)

13 July - 20 July 2018

* 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.

Programme Outline

Ports

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!

  • Sunderland (GB)

  • Esbjerg (DK)

Key points

  • 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
  • "I learned that it's never too late to find a new passion in life."

    Stephanie (42), France

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

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    – by Jack (20) and Arnoud (27)

    Our final day in the harbour was marked by a delightfully late breakfast, allowing everybody a proper recovery from the festivities of the prior day. The day was marked by the first happy hour of the journey, where every watch …

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    Thalassa, July 2021

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    – by Maarten Erich, Science Coordinator of The Ocean Movement

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