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Be Part of an International Youth Exchange Aboard the Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw

Join the tall ship Gulden Leeuw in The Hague on July 27th 2019 for an unforgettable 13 day adventure that both begins and ends in the Netherlands. You'll be getting hands on with setting the sails, steering the ship, keeping watch and more throughout the voyage and the best part is that no experience is required in order to join - you'll be taught everything you need to know before you need to know it at every stage throughout the journey.

If you're hoping to earn the Youth Pass - The official EU certificate of skills and competences, this voyage is an ideal choice. You'll be sailing well offshore at times during this voyage so expect challenging conditions throughout and plenty of excitement.

Set the sails, steer the vessel, stand on lookout; prepare national dinner, play games, learn about customs of your peers; make friends from different countries and take part in an unforgettable adventure! Join an International Youth Exchange. Step on board of a beautiful Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw. Sail from Netherlands to England and back, and explore the North Sea.

These unique sailing journeys are a perfect mix of Sail Training and cultural programs. You will sail the Ship with other participants of similar age from several different countries. While the captain and his crew will teach you how to sail a Tall Ship, the mentors will make sure that everyone feels good on board and has fun participating in various activities, which will be focused around our theme of sustainability and plastic-pollution.

The cultural and educational program has been prepared with great care by experienced people. You will join your peers in games and challenges; talk about your own country and discuss important issues. You will also discover 3 wonderful cities: The Hague, London and Amsterdam, from a completely new perspective! Here we will put our theme into action and organize a beach clean-up together with a local organization, visit a start-up with exciting ideas and fish for plastic in the beautiful canals!

The Ship doesn’t stop when the night comes so you will be working day and night to reach your destination! You will be divided into watches and work in shifts of 4 hours on, 8 hours off. That means two watches per day: one in daytime and one in the night. Don’t worry, your sleep pattern will soon adjust. You will stand lookout, navigate, man the helm, cook and clean – and you do it all as a team. By the time you reach the destination port you will be like a family.

Your journey aboard this beautiful 3 Masted Topsail Schooner will end in Amsterdam where you'll disembark on August 9th. Please note you need to be aged between 18 and 28 in order to join this voyage.

Voyage Categories:  Sail Training

   Standard Berth:  €795 per person

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