Parade of sail, Cadiz 2006

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Tall Ships Races

2007 Tall Ships berth availability

The Tall Ships Race series brings together sailing vessels from all over the world crewed by young people aged 15-25. The events take place each summer, although John Laing may not be involved in every single year. The locations are different every time; but the series generally involves a couple of races and at least one “cruise in company” where vessels sail together and visit different ports.

The fleet races in several different classes. John Laing races in Class C, competing against other similar vessels; but crew members also get a chance to see other entrants including the big Class A square-rigged sailing vessels.

Every host port has a big festival with events for crew members and opportunities to meet people from other boats.

Tall Ships crew members on board John Laing do not necessarily need any previous sailing experience, but you do need plenty of enthusiasm and you must be prepared for voyages which can be more challenging than our regular trips. John Laing is allowed to have four crew members aged 15; the others must all be aged 16-25.

2007 will see John Laing taking part in the Tall Ships series in the Baltic - meansing that there will be adventurous voyages to get us to and from the Baltic, as well as the Tall Ships events themselves. Some of these delivery voyages, marked *, may be open to younger crew members.

Tall Ships 2007

Start date

Finish date

Start port

End port

Price

Voyage description

21 June

28 June

Ipswich

Kiel Canal TBA

£470

Heading for Baltic - part 1 *

29 June

7 July

Kiel Canal TBA

Arhus, Denmark

£575

Heading for Baltic - part 2

7 July

20 July

Arhus, Denmark

Kotka, Finland

£905

Race 1

20 July

29 July

Kotka, Finland

Stockholm, Sweden

£645

Cruise in Company

29 July

7 August

Stockholm, Sweden

Szczecin, Poland

£575

Race 2

9 August

16 August

Szczecin, Poland

Kiel Canal TBA

£505

Return from Baltic, part 1

16 August

22 August

Kiel Canal TBA

Ipswich

£505

Return from Baltic, part 2 *

All prices are exclusive of travel to and from the boat.

Dates and prices may be subject to change. Contact the office for latest availability.

OYT South is currently seeking sponsorship to ensure that a few Tall Ships berths can be offerd to someone who would not otherwise be able to sail - contact the office if you can help!

As well as the Tall Ships races, John Laing will be competing in two ASTO Small Ships Races in 2007 - crew and sponsors still needed.

 



“Thank you to all the friendly staff! It was a very good experience on board.” Nick, 17

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