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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
  • "The wind increased and when we took down some sails, I felt the adrenalin rush through my body."

    Max (17), Germany

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

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