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Halmstad (SE) - Belfast (GB)

14 June - 01 July 2015

17 days, Vega Gamleby

From € 1200,-

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Vega Gamleby:
Halmstad (SE) - Belfast (GB)

14 June - 01 July 2015

Sail from Halmstad to Belfast with Vega Gamleby and discover the diverse waters and coastlines of Nortwestern Europe. Your journey with Vega Gamleby will take you from the waters of the Kattegat across the ever changing North Sea to the spectacular British coastline. While on board you’ll learn to sail the ship together with your fellow Windseekers. Make new friends and learn to work together as a team while you set the sails, plot your course, and brave any weather Mother Nature decides to throw at you. Your efforts will be rewarded by the city of Belfast, as you will arrive in time for the Belfast Tall Ships event, the start of the Tall Ships Races 2015. But first: feel the wind on your face and take in the many sights that this Journey has to offer you! Open to all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Halmstad is situated on the Swedish west coast, along the Nissan River. The city is famous for its fortress, built by the Danish King Christian IV at the end of the 16th century. A walk around town will reveal much of the city’s rich history and culture, and the cobbled streets in the city centre are dotted with cafes and pubs. Outdoors there’s plenty to do as well, with the nearby Mollegard Nature Reserve well worth a visit. Halmstad offers plenty to soothe your adventure jitters.

Belfast is the capital and the largest city of Northern Ireland. It started out as a small hamlet with fertile land along the mouth of the Lagan. Soon, marauders and pirates realised Belfast’s lough was deep and their shores were the perfect haven for repairing sea ravaged ships. Today Belfast is a wonderful city to explore! Visit the Titanic quarter waterfront, the Ulster Museum, or the Odyssey area where you’ll find lots of entertainment. And spend some time in one of Belfast’s many pubs.

Key points

  • Dates: 14 June 2015 - 1 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: towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

  • Anu (23)

    "LOOKING AT THE SEA, AND ONLY SEA, FOR SO MANY DAYS CLEARS THE MIND."

  • Ida (19) Finland

    "The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"

You sail on the Vega Gamleby

Tall Ships

Vega Gamleby

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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  • Sailing Ship in the Tropics

    Anne Margeretha

    Tropics

    – by Annet

    Sometimes you have afternoons which are exactly how you thought they would be on a sailing ship in the tropes: the sun just right above your head, a cool breeze in the front, lightly cracking sails and murmuring waves… You are …

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