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

Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

05 July - 13 July 2019

8 days, Wylde Swan

From € 880,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 880,-
26-28: € 960,-

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Wylde Swan:
Aalborg (DK) - Fredrikstad (NO)

05 July - 13 July 2019

International Exchange for all nationalities. Tall Ships Races 2019: Race 1. Join the magnificent Tall Ship Wylde Swan for the journey from Denmark to Norway. Leave port in the Parade of Sail before embarking on a race with an itnernational fleet of ships. Cross the Skagerrak while working together with your fellow trainees to be the first on the finishing line! Reach Fredrikstad for the second part of your adventure: Crew Parade, Crew Party, award ceremony; meeting trainees from other vessels and exchanging your sea stories – all of that, and more, await you in port. This journey is open to Windseekers aged 15-25, ages 26-28 at request (at info@windseeker.org).

Programme Outline

Once again in 2019 the Tall Ships from all over the world will come together to compete in the 63rd annual Tall Ships Races. Race 1 will take you from Denmark to Norway. You will leave the city of Aalborg in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Fredrikstad where you will join your fellow trainees from other Ships in Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions and visiting other vessels.

As a Windseeker you will be a trainee on board of your vessel. Under the watchful eye of professional crew members you will be responsible for sailing the Ship from setting and trimming the sails, through looking out for other vessels, to navigating and steering. You will have day and night watches, and also some time to relax and enjoy the journey!

Ports

The Tall Ships Races 2019 will be visiting the grand port of Aalborg. Aalborg has had a love affair with The Tall Ships Races since 1999, when the city hosted the event for the first time. Aalborg is situated at the Liim Fiord where it was founded by Vikings over 1000 years ago. Today Aalborg is a modern city with visible historic roots. Its theatres, symphony orchestra, performance venues, and museums, make Aalborg a great place to wind down after an exhilarating Sail adventure.

100 km south of Oslo, Fredrikstad is a coastal town, on the East side of the Oslofjord. Fredrikstad has a mix of old and new - The 'Gamlebyen' Old Town is a well-preserved star fort, across the water from the modern waterfront. Visitors can also visit the 16th-century Kongsten fort, or Scandinavia's largest model railway. Fredrikstad will be a host port for the Tall Ship Races 2019.

  • Aalborg (DK)

  • Fredrikstad (NO)

Key points

  • Dates: 5 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • No sailing experience required!
  • 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
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

    Tan (17), Turkey

You sail on the Wylde Swan

Pictured: Tall Ship Wylde Swan sailing
Shipping type: 2-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Makkum (NL)
Date built: 1920
Trainees: 36
Length: 62 m
Height of mast: 43 m
Sail: 1130 m2

As a topsail schooner, Wylde Swan has impressive fore-and-aft sails, with a couple of additional square sails on the foremast. That makes the ship both fast and great for Sail Training activities! The crew are well-trained professional sailors and volunteers, whose …

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