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

Alesund (NO) - Skarhamn (SE)

16 July - 22 July 2015

6 days, Vega Gamleby

From € 546,-

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Tall Ships Races

25 : € 546,-
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Vega Gamleby:
Alesund (NO) - Skarhamn (SE)

16 July - 22 July 2015

Embark on a journey of discovery along the Norwegian fjords. You’ll join the Vega Gamleby for the Cruise in Company of the Tall Ships Races 2015. Together with the rest of the fleet you’ll start off at the Norwegian port of Alesund, making stops along the way. Visit quaint harbours, admire the rugged coastline, go for a swim in a 1000 meter deep inlet, or perhaps enjoy a beach barbecue? along the way Vega Gamleby will set her own course for Skarhamn, a small harbour town north of Goteborg. You’ll be part of life on deck, helping to navigate the ship through fjords and between islands. The Fjords were a particular highlight for trainees and crew during the Tall Ships Races 2014 and we are looking forward to visiting them again. Open to Windseekers age 15 and up.

Programme Outline

Ports

Ålesund is once again host port for The Tall Ships Races in 2015. Ålesund harboured the event for the first time in 2001, in an intimate harbour amongst beautiful fjords, mountains and islands. Consisting out of seven islands, Ålesund is a modern city. In 1904 the city, once built largely of wood, was completely burned down by a sea of flames. After a period of planning, the town was rebuilt in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugendstil.

Skarhamn, Sweden is the seat of the Tjorn Municipality, Vastra Gotaland County. Well known for its yachting activities and the Nordic Watercolor Museum (Akvarellmuseet). There is a unique quality of light on the island of Tjörn, that inspired several late 19th century painters. Its West Coast is scattered with typical fishing villages. Red-painted boat sheds stand in rows along the port, and labyrinthine streets wind between the tightly-packed white houses.

Key points

  • Dates: 16 July 2015 - 22 July 2015
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 36
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • "It is an experience of a lifetime. It feels like escaping from the real world and coming into a world of adventure."

    Trainee (17)

You sail on the Vega Gamleby

Shipping type: Topsail Schooner
Homeport: Gamleby
Date built: 1909
Trainees: 36
Length: 30,5m
Height of mast: 27m
Sail: 650 m2

The Swedish Tall Ship Vega Gamleby is open to all those wishing to experience a moment of history. In 2009 she celebrated her 100th anniversary and is still sailing the seas, as seaworthy as ever. Enjoy the experience of only …

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Windseeker logs

  • Arrival at Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    Europa

    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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  • 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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