The Tall Ships Races 2022

Participate as a trainee on the sailing ship Saeftinghe!

Young people between 15 and 25 years old with or without sailing experience are welcome and can participate, whether or not together with a person aged +25.

 

 

 

 

 

Tall Ships Races, Race 1, Esbjerg (Denmark) - Harlingen (Netherlands) Inspire

Period: 08/07/2022 - 16/07/2022
Destination: The Tall Ships Races 2022, Harlingen, Netherlands
Starting point: Esbjerg, Denmark
Estimated number of nautical miles: 250
Price: € 880€ for a youngster (15 - 25 jaar), 1.200€ for an adult, Full board and guidance at sea
Available places: Full
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The Tall Ships Races 2022

Participate as a trainee on the sailing ship Saeftinghe!

Young people between 15 and 25 years old with or without sailing experience are welcome and can participate, whether or not together with a person aged +25.

 

 

 

 

 

Interested? Login or create an account to register for this trip

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What is that, a trainee?

Experience

Are you a beginning sailor, do you already have experience or is it your first time at sea? Maybe it is even your first contact with sailing?

Together with other youths, you will make a journey across the sea on T/S Saeftinghe. The experience you will gain will be with you for the rest of your life. You will learn how to sail and navigate along the way. An experienced crew is present who are happy to share their knowledge and experience.

Experience is not necessary. However, we do expect you to be willing to work together, to hoist the sails, to cook together, to keep watch, all under the supervision of an experienced crew.

Age

The Tall Ships Races are created to give young people the opportunity to gain a life experience and to promote international friendships and encourage mutual understanding and respect. 

You must be at least 15 years old and no more than 25 years old on the day of departure. If you were born between July 1997 and August 2007, you meet the requirements.

Are you over 25 and do you wish to participate? This is possible as long as 50% of the crew consists of youngsters between 15 and 25 years old.

Register

The first "real" step you have to do as a trainee to participate in this adventure is to register. Once you have registered you can confirm your participation. You can register or log in here.

Preparation
A good preparation is important. As captain and crew we like to get acquainted before you get on board. 

We therefore invite you to visit the ship and get to know the captain and crew before your departure. This way you can walk around the ship, explore and we can already give you a basis of information, we will answer your questions as fully as possible. We take you along for the ride so you are already ready for life on a sailing ship.

We will do this introduction during Ostend at Anchor (weekend of 21 and 22 May) in which T/S Saeftinghe also participates. 

What we expect

A sailing ship at sea sails day and night. In order to maintain this permanence, we work in four shifts led by an experienced watchofficer. These 'teams' keep watch at fixed times:

  • Team 1: 08.00h to 11.00h and from 20.00h to 23.00h.
  • Team 2: 11.00 to 14.00 and 23.00 to 02.00.
  • Team 3: 14.00 to 17.00 and from 02.00 to 05.00
  • Team 1: 17.00 to 20.00 and from 05.00 to 08.00.

During these watches you will be in charge of the navigation, steering the ship and keeping a lookout.

Apart from guard duties we also cook, maintain the ship and take time to rest, read and talk to each other. A day at sea will not be boring quickly!

 

Draft Programmes 

Esbjerg

Friday 8 July
  • Embarkment during the day
  • 1000 Crew activities: sports and cultural activities
  • 1000 Event Area open
  • 1000 Tall ships open for visitors
  • 1100 Entertainment on stages and in tents
  • 1500 Crew Parade
  • 1600 Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 1900 Crew Party
Saturday 9 July
  • 10.00 Crew activities: sports and cultural activities
  • 10.00 Event Area open
  • 10.00 Tall ships open for visitors
  • 11.00 Entertainment on stages and in tents
  • 16.00 Captains’ Briefing
  • 23.00 Closing concert
  • 23.00 Fireworks
Sunday 10 July
  • 1000 Event Area open
  • Official Start of Fleet Undocking (approx. 1300 - 1400 depending on tide)
    Parade of Sail
  • Leaving the dock and heading to sea

At sea

Sunday 10 July till Wednesday 13 July
  • Esbjerg - Harlingen

Harlingen

Thursday 14 July
  • 1130 Sail in Parade
  • 1100 Event Area open
  • 1700 Tall ships open for visitors
  • 1500 Crew activities for early arrivals: sports and cultural activities
  • 1600 Opening ceremony
  • 1700 Entertainment on stages and in tents
  • 1930 Captains’ Dinner
Friday 15 July
  • 1000 Crew activities: sports and cultural activities
  • 1100 Event Area open
  • 1100 Tall ships open for visitors
  • 1530 Crew Parade
  • 1600 Prize Giving Ceremony
  • 1700 Entertainment on stages and in tents
  • 1830 Crew Party
 Saturday 16 July
  • Disembarkment in the morning
  • Going home

 

 

 

 

We are transparent in our price structure. For The Tall Ships Races we offer a full board formula.

Because we want to give all youngsters the opportunity to participate in this adventure, youngsters between 15 and 25 years old can participate at the child rate. 

Included for participation Tall Ships Races:

  • Welcome on board
  • Accommodation on board based on 2 persons per room. A room consists of 2 single beds (bunk beds) with private bathroom or
  • shared bathroom facilities.
  • Breakfast
  • Light lunch
  • Dinner
  • Water, coffee and tea à volonté 
  • Performance captain and crew
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Use of the boat for the purposes described in the programme (mooring fees, fuel costs, maintenance, insurance, etc.)
  • Preparation 
  • Registration Tall Ships Races
  • Participation in events in the various ports


What are the extras?

  • Travel and accommodation costs other than on board
  • Transfers from or to the port of arrival or the port of departure
  • Disembarkation if not mentioned in the programme
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages 
  • Communication costs
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear

Cost of this trip is 880€ for a youngster, 1,200€ for an adult.

 

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