July 20, 2018
July 28, 2018
TSR2018 Aboard ATYLA – Book Now and Save £135!
Atyla’s dedicated crew are welcoming, friendly and informal, and they invite you to join them aboard their incredible ship. You get to build your leadership/ teamwork skills in an exciting and fun way- they get to meet all sorts of people from all over the world – it’s an excellent trade-off!
The 2018 races are separated into three parts. The first part - Race 1 - starts off in Sunderland (UK) with the fleet racing east for four days to Esbjerg in Denmark. The second part – the cruise in company - has the fleet cruising north for five days to Stavanger in Norway. The third and final part, Race 2, will see the fleet racing south for five days to Harlingen in The Netherlands.
Most of these voyages are only a few days long; perfect to fit in around any work or study commitments! In fact, the entire race series is less than a month long- why not treat yourself and properly get away from it all?
As always, you don’t need any previous experience to sail and can be of any age or gender. Are you ready to be modern day Viking? Then take up the challenge and book now!
Interested in the Cruise in Company?
The voyage starts in Esbjerg, where you’ll board the ship on the night before you leave the city, meeting the other trainees and bagging your bunk! The next day you will learn the ropes as you leave Esbjerg port and pass the island of Fano, passing thousands of cheering spectators in a spectacular parade of sail.
A cruise in company is different from a race, and Atyla will take a more stately pace as she sails northwards to Stavanger. Enjoy the changing currents and winds, and take your time growing your skills through your watches and joining in with the teamwork and leadership training provided by the on-board coach.
During this time you will make port in some lovely coastal communities. Stops are planned at Hirtshals, Lindesnes, Sirevåg, Tananger, Skudeneshavn and Sandnes. You’ll get some time to explore these charming towns – but you’ll be assigned a ‘port watch’ at some point, a time where you’ll need to stay aboard to act as tour guide for people who want to visit the ship, and talk about your experiences during some deck parties. It’s great fun and a brilliant way to inspire more people to enjoy the amazing sail training experience.
Between each of the planned stops the Atyla will hug the coastlines. First you’ll take in the rolling hills and wide sands of Denmark’s west coast before sailing out of sight of land and sailing north to Norway’s southern coast. Finally, when in Norwegian waters the Atyla plans on navigating the majestic fjords and islets up the coast to Stavanger.
When in Stavanger you may be assigned a port watch at some point, and you’ll also be invited to join in with Stavanger’s crew parade along with the rest of the crew. This is a brilliant thing to do, and we highly recommend you take up the offer. Wear your trainee t-shirt with pride, dress up in the ship’s pirate outfit, or wave an Atyla flag to the crowds!
After the crew parade and port watches, some rest and relaxation is in order! Trainees travelling aboard the Atyla are invited to optional crew only activities, which include a private party organised by the event planners, guided tours of the town and sports! Best of all you’ll get to meet all the other trainees from all the other ships, so you can share your stories and socialise with people from all over the world.
The rest of your time is your own, so you can enjoy all the festivities in the city. There will be lots of special maritime themed stalls and shows to see, as well as the regular attractions of the city – so embrace adventure, explore some fjords and see the beautiful old town while you are in port!
The cruise in company is longer than the races with less high-speed sailing, and you’ll get a chance to explore many new ports and learn about their local customs, culture and history. We think this would be a wonderful experience for those looking to develop their confidence and skills in a unique environment- as there are plenty of opportunities to try new things and see new places on the trip.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the Atyla for this unique Scandinavian adventure and do some proper exploring!
Your Voyage will include...
- Accommodation with full board (3 meals a day) & Private Bunk.
- Certificated participation in Atyla’s Educational Programme.
- Official Atyla T-shirt.
- Official T-shirt of The Tall Ships Races 2018.
- Participation in the Parade of Sail with all ships leaving Esbjerg.
- Participation in the Crew Parade, Crew Party and other activities for-crews-only in Stavanger.