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Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 July - 06 August 2022

13 days, Wylde Swan

From € 1430,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 1430,-
26-28 (at request): € 1690,-

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Wylde Swan:
Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 July - 06 August 2022

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Join Wylde Swan in Antwerp, Belgium for an exciting race along the North Sea. Set the sails, navigate, steer; learn some shanties, make new friends and enjoy the adventure! Sail up the coast of Belgium and the Netherlands to Denmark, spending several days and nights at sea. Watch the stars without light pollution, experience sunrise at sea and look for dolphins playing in the waves. Reach Aalborg with a couple of days to spare and join the port activities. March through town in a Crew Parade, cheer at the award ceremony, meet young sailors from other vessels at the Crew Party, and afterwards admire the fireworks in port. For young Windseekers aged 15-25 (26-28 at request).

Ports

This city in Belgium is the capital of Antwerp province. With a population of 510,610 it is the most populous city in Belgium. Its metropolitan area houses around 1,200,000 people. Antwerp is on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The Port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. There is a theory about the name Antwerp: “The wharf where ships berth”.

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.

  • Antwerp (BE)

  • Aalborg (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 24 July 2022 - 6 August 2022
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 09:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels

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.

  • Mark Quirijn (24) Netherlands

    "It has been a wonderful experience. And I have found two incredible friends."

  • Robijn (17)

    "When anchored at sea in the sun, I had not a care in the world"

  • Agathe (26) France

    "Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"

You sail on theWylde Swan

Pictured: Tall Ship Wylde Swan sailing

Tall Ships

Wylde Swan

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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Windseeker logs

  • Sailing on Morgenster During the Tall Ships Races

    Morgenster, July 2018

    Esbjerg-Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Elin Giese, Sweden, 2nd time Trainee

    Being a trainee on board a tall ship is an experience you can’t compare with everyday life. This is my short article about how it is to sail with the Morgenster before and during the Tall Ships Races.   We all met …

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  • Exploring Coastal Waters

    Morgenster Exchange@sea, July 2019

    Norway

    – by Trainees and Mentors

    We present to you: the logbook for the Youth Exchange ‘Exploring Coastal Waters’. This is a written account by participants and mentors Sija & Meri, who were in charge of this matter. It tells the story of our time on …

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Photos

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  • Sørlandet

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