Honfleur — Kotka

Boarding in: Honfleur
Boarding on: 02.07.2017 12:00
Departure: 02.07.2017 12:00
Port of destination: Kotka
Arrival: 13.07.2017 14:00
Debarkation before: 14.07.2017 10:00
Days on board: 12
Participation fee: 990€

RYA Course – Long distance – Two seas – Kiel Canal – Waters of six countries - Festival

1200 nautical miles  

This is a leg for the real travelers and seafarers. For those who are not satisfied with a sail from one harbor to the other, who want watches after watches and seas after seas.  

This is going to be a trip from France to Finland, through the English Channel, over the North and Baltic seas, through the Kiel Canal, crossing the waters of six different countries. 

12 days and 1200 nautical miles is a significant sea experience. 
Throughout the trip we are going to teach the theory part of the RYA Competent crew / RYA Day Skipper / RYA Yachtmaster course (no certification). 

Possible ports of call: Heligoland, Trelleborg, Kalmar. There are other possibilities and the exact itinerary depends on the weather and the winds.

Kotka is the final port of The Tall Ships Races regatta, there is going to be a huge Tall Ship Festival there. Dozens of tall ships from all over the world and a gazillion of smaller craft is going to arrive to Kotka. Ashore there's going to be a number of festivities for the crew and guests: tours, concerts, fireworks. 

We plan to be in Kotka on July,13th and disembark on July, 14th. 
July 14th and 15th we're going to have a bunch of old friends aboard. Just because it'd be so easy to get to the ship from St. Petersburg! July 15th the, 7pm the new crew arrives and the Captain and the officers will be busy meeting and greeting them.