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

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 July - 26 July 2024

6 days, Valborg

From € 665,-

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Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 665,-
26+: € 805,-

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Valborg:
Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 July - 26 July 2024

*Places at request* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. Sail on a traditional Finnish ship and discover the beauty of the Aland Islands. Join the Cruise in Company – a more relaxed leg of the Tall Ships Races. Leave Turku in a Parade of Sail with many international Tall Ships, and set sail towards the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Sail the Valborg together with the experienced crew, in watches, day and night. Explore hidden anchorages or smaller ports, and enjoy spending the time outdoors, having a true sailing adventure. Reach Mariehamn to spend the last two days in port, participating in hostport events, such as Crew Parade and the Crew Party.
For all Windseekers aged 15+

Ports

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.

Mariehamn is the capital of Aland Islands, an autonomous archipelago off the coast of Finland. The town has maritime ties, seen when visiting the Aaland Maritime Museum and the impressive Pommern museumship. Don't miss the old Maritime Quarter with its old fishermen houses and boats. With less than 12,000 inhabitants Mariehamn has a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

  • Turku (FI)

  • Mariehamn (AX)

Key points

  • Dates: 20 July 2024 - 26 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
  • "I learned a lot about both sailing and sustainability, and the social life was amazing."

    Thea (20), Denmark

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

  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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  • An experience I will put in my backpack and carry with me for the rest of my life

    Morgenster, July 2016

    The Tall Ships Races
    Scheveningen-Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by the Trainees

    RUNE Arriving in Scheveningen with mixed feelings, the yearning to set sail to this adventure and the painful goodbyes. I find my awkward self back at the dinner table (for the second time today) mixed up with the crew instead …

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Photos

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STO Garant

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.