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Travel to Germany and the Netherlands…without leaving the country

Posted by Tall Ships America on May 4, 2010

Europa at Race Start in Bermuda


Now sailing up the west coast of South America from her annual season in Antarctica, Europa is a restless ship.  She sails all over the world with her professional crew of 14 and room for 48 voyage crew members. Tall ship sailors know the reputation of Europa and to become part of the elite professional crew is a compliment to a sailor’s skills and  a position that allows for a bit of swagger in port.  Passengers are encouraged to participate in the running of the ship, working side by side with a diverse and seasoned crew. 

Hailing from Germany, Roald Amundsen is known for it’s exemplary sail training program and the loyalty the ship instills in its 600 volunteer crew members who dedicate their time to the charity organization operating the ship. Trainees are part of the crew on Roald Amundsen and are introduced to every operation of sailing a square-rigger. From standing watch, assisting in the galley, handling sails, working aloft and having a turn at the helm, trainees walk away from their experience with a deeper understanding of  maritime history and a role in maintaining this history for future generations. 

Both Roald Amundsen and Europa are looking for trainees to share in their Great Lakes voyages. You’ll be one of the crew as the ships race and sail around the Lakes, visiting new places and being part of the  Great Lakes United TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Series.  Supporting these ships and their mission also supports the Great Lakes. Your participation and enthusiasm ensures the ships return. By supporting our international friends, you encourage the diversity of the fleet. 

This summer is your chance to become a part of the sail training experience. To sail aboard a tall ship is an adventure like no other and now is your opportunity to stop dreaming and start doing. 

More information about Roald Amundsen’s 2010 voyage schedule is available here (pdf) 

 Roald Amundsen is offering a discount for the following legs: Martinique to Halifax and Halifax to Montreal. Click here for information (pdf) 

To view Europa‘s schedule and to book a berth, click here

Read about Matt Maples’ voyage on Europa last summer at A Young Man and the Sea

ASTA has two endorsed berthing agents who will help you get on board a tall ship:

Sailing Ship Adventures
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2 Responses to “Travel to Germany and the Netherlands…without leaving the country”

  1. Heather L Drake said

    I would be curios about the Lake Erie trip… I’m working on the brigantine Black Pearl on Lake Erie this summer and would love more information.. what is the financial situation about this leg?

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