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Tallinn (EE) - Turku (FI)

13 July - 20 July 2024

7 days, Valborg

From € 760,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 760,-
26+: € 920,-

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Valborg:
Tallinn (EE) - Turku (FI)

13 July - 20 July 2024

*Last place available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 2. All hands on deck! Step on board the Valborg in the Estonian capital for an exciting race to Finland. Leave the port in a Parade of Sail and make your way towards Turku, sailing around a number of waypoints and racing other vessels in your class. On board you will sail day and night, divided into watches, to reach your final destination. In Turku a sailing festival will await you. Spend the last two days in port, participating in events, and meeting the crews from other vessels. Dance at the Crew Party, march in the Crew Parade, and enjoy the atmosphere of a large maritime event.
For all Windseekers aged 15+

Ports

Tallinn is a capital of Estonia, situated on the north coast of the country. It lies on the shore of Baltic Sea, in the Bay of Finland. When visiting, you must see the old town dating back to the medieval times and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course you can't miss the Estonian Maritime Museum which depicts the country's long maritime traditions. The Seaplane Harbour is a high tech museum which offers a very unique experience while climbing Kohtuotsa will provide you with a beautiful vista.

Turku is a Finnish city dating back to the XIII century. Join in the ships' spectacular route through the Turku Archipelago before being brought right into the middle of the city on the banks of the Aura River. Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the medieval castle, Forum Marinum maritime centre, or one of many art museums. Take a stroll down the river bank to find your favourite little restaurant or cafe.

  • Tallinn (EE)

  • Turku (FI)

Key points

  • Dates: 13 July 2024 - 20 July 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Participating countries: Finland, Netherlands Hungary and Estonia
  • Windseekers joining: 22
  • 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. Travel costs will be reimbursed after the journey, up to certain amounts, depending on the country of origin.
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: bottom sheet, sleeping bag, pillow & pillowcase, towels
  • "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

    Keshan (17), UK

You sail on the Valborg

Shipping type: 2-masted galeas
Homeport: Helsinki
Date built: 1948
Trainees:
Length: 36 m
Height of mast: 20 m
Sail: 360 m2

Nowadays Valborg serves as a Sail Training vessel, participating in events like the Tall Ships Races and offering charter trips to companies and private groups to finance the Races. During winter Valborg stays in water (and ice), and serves as …

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Windseeker logs

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    Anne-Margeretha

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    – by Sally

    We had a great sail to Ushuaia, tacking all the way, Anne-Margaretha, well-heeled over and really showing off. Around the halfway point Heinz called the crew up and down came the fok and up went the storm fok. This added …

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  • Meeting dolphins and Irish dancing

    Thalassa, July 2023

    France-Ireland

    – by Trainees

    Day 7 – Sunday 23rd July In the morning we left the port of Aber Wrach. Because there was a storm the day before, there was a lot of swell on the water. We started the day with making our own deodorant …

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Photos

  • Dolphins
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This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.

 

What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.