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Bergen (NO) - Aarhus (DK)

23 July - 03 August 2019

11 days, Wylde Swan

From € 1200,-

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International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

15-25: € 1200,-
26-28: € 1320,-

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Wylde Swan:
Bergen (NO) - Aarhus (DK)

23 July - 03 August 2019

*FULLY BOOKED* Tall Ships Races 2019: Race 2. Sail with the Wylde Swan from Norway to Denmark and help her win yet another Tall Ships Race! After boarding in Bergen you will have a safety briefing and enjoy the atmosphere of a maritime festival. You will depart in a Parade of Sail and make your way to Aarhus, striving to be the first ones on the finish line. You will work hand in hand with other trainees and crew to make it happen: setting the sails, steering, navigating, etc. Once in port, you can expect festive celebrations for the finale of this year’s Tall Ships Races. Open to Windseekers aged 15-25, 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 2 will bring you across the North Sea, from Norway to Denmark. Prepare to leave the city of Bergen in a spectacular Parade of Sail, before embarking on an exciting race. After a few days on the open sea you will reach Aarhus 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

Bergen is the gateway to the Fjords of Norway and a well-established cruise port. It's an international city packed with history and tradition, a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Stroll around old streets and alleyways, and mingle with the crowds at the Fish Market. Saunter along the listed wooden buildings at Bryggen to the old fortress at Bergenhus, or call in at one of Bergen’s museums and galleries. The panoramic views of the city, the fjord and the ocean are breathtaking.

Aarhus is a port on the northeast coast of Jutland, Denmark. One of its main attractions is the open air museum Den Gamle By, where historical buildings from all over Denmark have been relocated. But the 13th century cathedral is also well worth a visit. Aarhus is a relaxed place with enough to see and do, and its city centre is a favourite with Tall Ship crews who visit the city regularly. West of the city you’ll find lakes and forests, perfect for a hike.

  • Bergen (NO)

  • Aarhus (DK)

Key points

  • Dates: 23 July 2019 - 3 August 2019
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers 15-25 years, age 26-28 at request
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches."

    Phillip (24), France

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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