As a trainee, you will participate in the duties on board according to your own condition and interests. Being a trainee is a positive challenge for body and mind. No previous knowledge is required in order to sail with Christian Radich.

The more trainees who will climb aloft, the more we are able to set sails. We also need trainees on deck, to pull the ropes. If you don’t want to climb the rig, you must inform your watch leader. During calm seas, trainees often practice knots, sailing skills and seamanship.

Each trainee will be assigned to one of three watch teams, which have 4 hours duty and 8 hours off- both day and night.

 

 

 

Lookout: The lookout are placed in the front of the ship and will notice everything that is observed in the sea: Boats, fishing gear, wreckage or other floating goods. You use the ship’s clock for signal to the helm.

 

Helmsman: The helmsman steers the ship under the guidance of the crew. For many, this is a great experience.

 

Fire and safety watch: The safety-watch patrols the ship every half hour, starting on deck and following a designated patrol route.

 

Pantry: One or two trainees from each shift may help in the pantry.

 

Other tasks: When trainees are not assigned to a special task, you participate in sail maneuvers, regular maintenance or help with cleaning.

 

Caribbean, Cartagena, Havanna, Bermuda, what about sailing into these exotic harbours in one of the world’s greatest windjammers! We are planning some exciting voyages coming autumn and winter. The ship will cross the Atlantic from Las Palmas to St Lucia in November, hereafter we will have voyages up to three weeks including stops in exotic ports. Wind, ocean and freedom, a dream can become reality! Sailing excperience is not necessary, our crew will supervise you on Board.
Book online here or send the registration to postmaster@radich.no, Booking-Atlantic voyages

Atlanterhavskart 2018

Voyage Route Departure Arrival Price
1 Las Palmas – St. Maarten,

stop in Cape Verde

5. November 10:00 30. November 14:00 € 2650
2 St. Maarten – Grenada 3. December 10:00 8. December 14:00 €  905
3 Grenada – Cartagena 11. December 10:00 19. December 10:00 € 1325
4 Cartagena – Havanna 4. January 10:00 16. January 14:00 € 1540
5 Havanna – St. Maarten 20. January 10:00 15. February 14:00 € 2500
6 St. Maarten – Horta, The Azores 20. February 10:00 13. March 14:00 € 2500
7 Horta, Azores – A Coruña 15. March 10:00 22. March 14:00 €   905
8 A Coruña – Harlingen 25. March 10:00 4. April 10:00 €   955

 

 

Description of the stages:

 Las Palmas – St. Marteen:

We leave Las Palmas 5th of November. We are sailing alongside the famous Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) regatta, this time a stop to Cape Verde. We do not participate in the regatta, but we will start on 5th of November. This time we will sail through Cape Verde. There we have a day’s stay in Mindelo at Sao Vicente. The majority of the population consists of creoles, the islands were an intermediary for slave trade to America.  After spending weeks in the sea, we arrive at St. Marteen, which is one of the best organized places in the Caribbean.

 

 

 

 

St. Marteen – Grenada:

Now we sail southwards along the Caribbean islands. This island kingdom is considered one of the most attractive in the area. And we take advantage of the fact that the entry permit on the first island applies to the entire area. This way we reduce the bureaucracy and have the most time for ourselves, at several anchorages. They are on the west side of the island, in the shelter of the wind, and there is a lot of sunscreen and bleaching of the bathing glove in the intense sole.

 

 

 

 

Grenada – Cartagena:

From Grenada, it is on long journeys again, against the exciting country of Colombia and the capital of Cartagena. On the map this sea area may seem small, but the open seas also dominate here. The weather is stable in these areas in December, the current is with us, and the wind is mostly from the east. Therefore, we can sail large parts of the stage. Colombia has been characterized by internal turmoil, but now peace has come and we can meet in a peaceful environment an exciting city and a very warm and friendly people.

 

 

 

 

Cartagena – Havana:

Now we will sail northwards, and in a part of the Caribbean that has many pearls of small archipelagos. We have pointed out the perhaps best of those, Isla de Providencia.

Lonely Planet describes the islands as something absolutely outstanding. After a few days we will continue on in sunny Caribbean

The tour ends in Cuba’s capital Havana. The magnificent city has gained a significant boost after the tourists have arrived, but one can still feel a lot of the old dictatorship.

 

 

 

Havana – St. Marteen:

We have now set up a new and exciting route.We are planning to visit another city in Cuba, such as Santiago de Cuba.  On the route further towards St. Marteen we pass the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and a number of places most have just dreamed about.  And after a good sail, we arrive at the beginning, Sta. Marteen.

 

 

 

 

 

St. Marteen – Azorene:

This is the stage for those who want an extra feather in the hat. Crossing the Atlantic west is easier, now we have to travel north through the Sargasso Sea to find a tailwind. And then it is natural to stop a little-visited gem at this time of year, namely Bermuda.

Further towards the Azores, the North Atlantic offers sailing conditions that may be challenging for pleasure craft, but for Christian Radich it is safe and secure.

After two weeks at sea, the Azores emerge, we land at Faial, where the city of Horta welcomes us.

 

 

 

Azorene – A Coruña:

From Horta there will be shorter stages again. We are still in the Atlantic, on the volcanic Atlantic Ridge, before heading eastwards, usually good sailing winds.

We end up in A Coruña, a nice town on the northwest tip of Spain, which we have had the pleasure of visiting a number of times.

Combine your trip with a visit to Santiago de Compostela, it is the most visited place of pilgrims, very nice and with a special atmosphere.

 

 

 

A Coruña – Harlingen:

Spring has come, and now there are many conditions to sail northwards again.  We are going to cross Biscaya, an area where autumn and winter time can challenge, but which has now calmed down, giving us an opportunity for great sailing.  We expect to sail most of the time against the English Channel, hoping for a tailwind, we can also sail there, towards our ultimate goal.

 

 

Summer voyages 2018!

 

Some people are wondering about next summer`s sailing program.

 

We can reveal that Christian Radich will again participate in Tall Ships Races Summer 2018.

 

Voyages and prices will med ready during this September, and then we will start the booking for the voyages.

 

The regatta starts in Sunderland in England July 14th and ends in Harlingen, The Netherlands on August 3rd.

 

We will also arrange voyages before Sunderland and after Harlingen.

 

Sunderland – Esbjerg 14th-18th of July, regatta

Esbjerg- Stavanger, 21th – 26th of July, Cruise in Company

Stavanger-Harlingen, July 29 – August 3rd

 

Christian Radich came a little behind from the start in Torbay, but she does her best to keep up. The internet is not too good, but on www.sailonboard.com you can follow the race, and you can also be updated on the map: https://www.sailonboard.com/yb-satellite-tracking/  Here is the official report from day 2:

Race 1 of the incredible Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is in full swing, after the race start in Torbay yesterday (Wednesday 19 April) afternoon.

The vessels have made steady progress toward WP 1 (Way Point 1) off Ushant, following the light-wind start yesterday. The Bermudan cutter Peter von Danzig (Germany) is in the lead on the water, just six miles ahead of Rona II (UK). Wylde Swan (The Netherlands) is a further five miles behind her, with Jolie Brise (UK) within sight and closing her fast. Jolie Brise is in first place on corrected time (handicap) with the French Naval yacht Hosanna (France) in second place on corrected time.

Race Control is waiting for confirmation from Vera Cruz (Portugal) that she has officially retired from Race 1 and is proceeding directly to the second port of the race, Sines, due to the light winds.

“The wind is forecast is to remain in a favourable easterly direction and to increase gradually over the next couple of days, so the sailing conditions should be ideal for the passage across the Bay of Biscay.”

Paul Bishop, Race Director.

The jubilee-voyages along the coast of Norway are popular and the voyage from Tromsø to Hammerfest are sold out. Our friends, sailing with us every summer are interested in the summer-voyages, and we also get a lot of interest and request from people who have never sailed a tall ship.

They all realise that this is an extraordinary way to see and feel the beautiful coast of Norway. If you want to be sure to join on your favourable voyage, you have to book it as soon as possible.

You can book online: https://web-prod-radc.carus.com, and do the payment at the same time, or you can send us the bookingform: booking-summer-voyages. If you chooses the last, you will first pay a deposit and then the rest latest a month before departure. There is also an additional administration fee of € 15.

Please contact us if you have any questions, either on phone: +47 22 47 82 70 or email: postmaster@radich.no

 

 

Christian Radich is moored out in the river Thames, crew and trainees have to take shuttleboats to the ship. The shuttles will start to go from the ORNC-garden, opposite the regular ticket offices of Thames clipper and City Cruises (see map below) at 1600 on Sunday 16th. If you arrive Greenwich later than 1800, please inform us as soon as possible.

On this site you find information about Greenwich and how to get here: http://www.visitgreenwich.org.uk/tall-ships-festival-villages/.

The ship will leave Greenwich the next morning. Each trainee will be assigned to one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. You can read more about the job you do as trainee on our web site: http://www.radich.no/en/join-us.

On this link https://my.yb.tl/christianradich/ you can always see where Christian Radich is. Friends and family at home, would perhaps think it’s nice to follow the race.

You will hopefully have some exciting days at sea before you arrive Sines. The opening ceremony is Friday 28th at 5 pm, so all ships have to be moored before that time. You can stay onboard until the 29th. On Saturday the city will arrange Crew-parade and Crew-party. Some of you have also booked the night from 29th and it includes breakfast in the morning. If not and you want to book this extra night, it costs € 60, e-mail to postmaster@radich.no

What should I pack?

The most important thing to remember when packing is clothes that are waterproof, windproof and good shoes. It can be cold at sea, especially at night, and we are still in April. Here is link to the packing-list: http://www.radich.no/en/packinglist/

Have you forgotten anything?

Do you have any questions about the voyage? On our website, you find some useful information: http://www.radich.no/en/special-offers/ If you have other questions, you can contact us by phone: +47 22 47 82 70 or email: postmaster@radich.no The office will be open Monday 10. and Tuesday 11. from 0800-1600 and Wednesday from 0800 – 1200.

Photos

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Fair Winds!


Working togetherFrom the first day when I was on board everything was excellent because the crew was so social and we all had communication with each other until the last day. The point is that this voyage change you in many ways that you don’t know and you learn new experiences which you don’t learn anywhere else. Anyway, if you are lucky to travel with Christian Radich I would say you’re going to have the most spectacular trip ever.

Yours, Fotis Giannopoulos

It is now getting close to departure for the winter-voyage with Christian Radich, January 4th. You have to be onboard latest 5 pm. If you will arrive the day before, please inform us if you arrive after 8 pm.  Christian Radich will be at the cruiseterminal, easily seen. The airport is located approx. 18 km’s south of Las Palmas. There are two means of transport:

  1. Bus, which is cheap. A direct bus (no. 60) leaves from the departure hall (above the arrival hall) once per hour. Ask the information desk! Leave the bus at the Cruise terminal roundabout, see map underneath.
  1. Taxi, which costs approx. € 35. Taxis take up to four passengers, so those who join forces may get an affordable transportation solution. Ask the taxi to stop at the cruise terminal. It is called in Spanish “Muelle Sta. Catalina” (muelle = quay, pronounced: moejje)

On this link https://my.yb.tl/christianradich/ you can always see where Christian Radich is.

Each trainee will be assigned to one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. You can read more about the job you do as trainee on our web site: http://www.radich.no/en/join-us.

 What should I pack?

We are in southern waters, but  even here, the most important thing to remember when packing is clothes that are waterproof, windproof and good shoes. It can be cold, especially  on night watches. Here is link to the packing-list: http://www.radich.no/en/packinglist/

Have you forgotten anything?

Do you have any questions about the voyage? On our website, you find some useful information: http://www.radich.no/en/special-offers/ If you have other questions, you can contact us on phone: +47 22 47 82 70 or email: postmaster@radich.no

Photos

If you use Instagram, we would be happy if you posted photos at #christianradich

We are looking forward to welcome you on board the Christian Radich!

There are still Places left if you want to join this voyage. See here for more info.

 

If you want to compete in a race this year, you must join Christian Radich in the first leg in the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta which starts in Greenwich, just outside London. If you like competition and race, this is the voyage to join. It will be the only race Christian Radich will participate in this year, and as always we will do our best to win the first prize! Many of the trainees are students who soon will finish their school year on board, but we have places left for everyone else to join. Whether you have sailed with us before or it’s the first time, you are welcome!

Everyone can sail with Christian Radich, and it’s the variety of our trainees, young, old, experienced or not, which makes a voyage with us a life-changing experience! We expect the race to be close, the Captain will make the best choices, due to wind and weather. The introduction and rig-training will probably start when the ships goes out the river Thames. Maritime Greenwich has had associations with the sea and navigation since the earliest of times and is now a World Heritage Site where you can visit world-class maritime attractions that include the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and National Maritime Museum.  Sines, situated just north of Algarve, is the largest port area of Portugal and it’s also the historical birthplace of the navigator, Vasco da Gama.

The price is € 1295 including all meals.

Youth from 15 – 25 years get 15% discount on the race.

Arrival April 28.4, you can stay on board until April 29.

Download the flyers: Race 2017

Join Christian Radich on her week`s voyage around the Canaries. What can be more delightful than a voyage around the Canaries in early January, it gives you a taste of summer and makes a good start of the year. It will be a wonderful week away from everyday life where we will enjoy the weather, wind and sea! Read more. Download the flyers: Around the Canaries

 

Christian Radich is celebrating her 80th Anniversary in 2017. As we did five years ago, we will celebrate with voyages along the Norwegian coast. We plan to go as far North as to North Cape this time as well. You can read more about the summer voyages here:

295Oslo – Den Helder: 18- 22/6
There are always people waving goodbye on Akershuskaia when Christian Radich leaves her home-port for the summer voyages. This time we are headed towards the Dutch “Sail Festival Den Helder.” As always, we start the voyage with security and rig-training, going out the Oslofjord. As soon as we reach good winds, we will set sails.

Price: 625 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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IMG_8895-kDen Helder – Stavanger: 25- 29/6
Our trainees will join the “Sail-out”- Parade when all the ships are leaving the Sail Festival. Christian Radich is heading north towards Stavanger and the Jubilee-voyages along the Norwegian coast. We hope for fair winds over the North Sea in order to sail as much as possible. We have planned enough time to make a stop in a nice local port, Sirevåg, a small seaside village.

Price: 545 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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You can combine the voyages and stay on Board for Oslo – Stavanger and get the three nights in Den Helder for free.

 

img_9764Stavanger – Tromsø: 30 / 6-7 / 7
From the oil-city, Stavanger you will join the longest leg this summer, all the way up to Tromsø. We hope the winds are with us, as they most often are this time of the year. That means a lot of sailing. Along the way you will notice how different the Norway’s coastline is. Western Norway’s coast is often steep, with fjords, islands and mountains. Further north, from Nord-Trøndelag, through the unique coast of Helgeland against the Vestfjorden, there are hundreds of thousands of islands.
Then we meet the famous Lofoten, a fantastic area, with steep mountains straight down to the sea. As far north as this, the tide and currents are strong. The captain will have this in mind when he sets the route. Maybe we will go out and see Lofoten from the outside, or we can choose to go through one of the narrow fjords. In Lofoten we meet Vesterålen, Andøya and the beautiful island Senja, before we go into quay in Tromsø, the city called “Paris of the North”. We have calculated enough time, so we can make some stops along the way, and the options are so many.

Price: 990 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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img_9634Tromsø – Hammerfest around North Cape: 8-11 / 7 – sold out!
The landscape around Tromsø attracts thousands of tourists every year. The nature is wild and dramatic, but you will also find beautiful sandy beaches. You can see glaciers going all the way down to the coast. We will go even further north from Tromsø, and here you will see that the landscape has changed again. From the dramatic mountains, you see it’s more desolated. We will see small fishing villages placed to be protected from the winter storms. But in the summer the winds are calm, and the villages are competing to attract the many visitors.

We will sail around Magerøya, the North Cape and Knivskjellodden, Norway’s northernmost point. All this on board the world’s most beautiful full-rigged windjammer on her 80th Jubilee-voyages! Arriving in Hammerfest will be at the same time as they arrange a local festival “Hammerfestdagan”. The city has gained a strong economic recovery after the discovery of oil and gas.

Price: 355 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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trollfjorden-kompHammerfest – Svolvær: 12-18 / 7
On the map you can see that the route from Hammerfest to Svolvær has many turns, inside and out again, around fjords and islands. We want to explore the beautiful coast and there are so many “must-see” places, it’s hard to choose. We have calculated plenty of time on this leg. We will visit small villages, where the hospitality is striking, and where we can experience the local culture at its very best. As always we haven’t got a detailed plan, the weather is an important factor.

Among the places we are planning to see, is Senja, Andøya, Vesterålen and Lofoten from the outside, with the famous sandy beaches. Here you find the country’s best area for whale watching, and if we are lucky, we will see these huge animals close up against the ship’s side. We have been here before, and going in to Trollfjorden is a must! To see Lofoten and the country’s finest tourist attractions from the ocean is even better than from land. And remember that the light invites us to be awake all day and night.

Price: 860 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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img_8312Svolvær-Bodø: 19-24 / 7
Lofoten, Vestfjorden and Vesterålen are among Norway’s most important tourist attractions. Again we have calculated enough time to see and feel the nature and local attractions. The voyage will go among the islands and in the fjords. We will see fishing villages, white sandy beaches and mountains higher than 1000 m. There will many attractions on our way, we will sail and we will have a memorable time together. Maybe we will do some fishing, and we might get fish enough for the whole ship.

We will meet Hurtigruten several times along our way, perhaps even in Trollfjorden, if we are lucky. We plan to go into Trollfjorden on this leg as well, it’s so unique. Or maybe we shall sail into the Tysfjord and see Stetind, Norway’s national mountain? There are so many possibilities, it’s hard to choose. Famous places like Henningsvær, Værøy and Røst among others are close by. We certainly will make a stop somewhere. The captain will tell you which route will be the best, the wind and weather taken into consideration. If you combine this leg with another, both the coast of Helgeland and North Cape are places you can’t forget.

Price: 840euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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bertrs3jjBodø-Ålesund: 25-31 / 7
On this voyage we will sail along the most stunning coastline we have in Norway, the coast of Helgeland. Well, Lofoten is great with its high mountains. But Helgeland’s mountains are also high. Here you can see the unique mountains “Dønnmannen”, “Lovund”, “Rødøyløva” and the “Seven Sisters”. Among these majestic mountains, there are thousands of small islands. Many of them have former fishing villages from where people gradually left for a better life in the cities. Nowadays aquaculture has taken over as the most important industry, and many smaller fishing villages are restored and have become tourist attractions.

You see islands far out to the North Sea and the one as far as you can come, is Træna. This fishing village is dating from ancient times, nearly 9,000 years ago. Everywhere up north there is a unique birdlife. On the mainland, the glacier Svartisen is among the high peaks.

 

We plan to anchor in Holandsfjorden, from here it’s less than an hour with easy hiking to the glacier Engabreen, an arm of Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier. You’re going to fall in love with this area. The voyage towards Ålesund goes further by Folla and we will pass Frøya, this island has become an important center for the production of salmon.

Price: 860 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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IMG0001Ålesund Shetland-Haugesund: 1-10 / 8
Join Christian Radich westwards! For over thousand years ago the Vikings sailed westwards to Shetland, Orkney and the Hebrides. There are many rumors about their brutal behavior, and most of it is exaggerated. Most of the Vikings had good intentions and they were traders. Today the Norwegians are very welcome on these islands. We will be visiting Lerwick in Shetland, a city with small shops, restaurants and bars.

On our way back to Norway and towards Haugesund, we sail past the Orkneys, and if we have time, we will go ashore here, too. In Kirkwall, the famous cathedral is called St. Magnus Cathedral. It was founded in 1137 by the Viking, Earl Rognvald, in honour of his uncle St. Magnus. The natural harbor of Scapa Flow played a role both in the 1st and 2nd World War. In Haugesund the annual “Sildajazz” -festival attracts 50,000 visitors.

Price: 1100 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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For those of you who really loves to be on board  Christian Radich, you get a special offer if you join us from Bodø to Haugesund.

 

CIMG1065Haugesund-Oslo: 13-17 / 8
The voyage towards Oslo will be along the south coast with rich history from the time when the windjammers ruled the sea. But first we will do a fjordcruise from the Jazzfestival in Haugesund to the charming city Skudeneshavn. We will also invite local passengers on this cruise. In Skudenesnavn our trainees will go ashore for a guided tour, while the locals are having a fjordcruise. Next day we set sail for Oslo along a coast full of history.

Just think of the Napoleon War, when Norwegians with the law in hand hijacked enemy ships and sold them, including the cargo they had. The income from this made many local hijackers millionaires in today’s money. Piloting began when locals advised sailing ships where they could sail. The goal was to earn enough money to start as a shipowner. This contributed to the fact that Norway was a dominant windjammer nation in the 18th century. If time allows it, we will sail to Skagen in Denmark, or Koster in Sweden? But first and foremost, we hope for good winds and to sail as much as possible.

Price: 660 euros p.p.

Youth 12 – 25 years: 10% discount

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Everyone can sail with Christian Radich. Sailing with us is a positive challenge – both physically and mentally – and it is a unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most famous windjammers. On board you will find new friends from various countries.As trainee, you will participate in the duties on board according to your own condition and interests. You can read more about it here. Youth from 15 years can travel alone. Youth between 12 -15, can join together With their parents.

Download map that shows the voyages: Map 2017 Push here to get some tips about travelling to and from ports: To and from ports – summer 2017

You can also send us the registration-form if you prefer instead on booking online. Please send the Attached form to postmaster@radich.no : booking-summer-voyages A fee of 15 euros applies.

This year’s aquavit cruise was a big success and you can already book a spot for next year’s event.

Next year’s aquavit cruise in the Oslo fjord will be held on the 26th of August. On this cool summer evening we will be serving a shrimp buffet on board, and you will get to taste aquavits that complement the fruits of the sea. If the mood is right, maybe a dance on the deck is in place?

More fjord cruise events will be available for booking in January.

This has been quite a summer! It began in Oslo with aquavit, pirates and blues music in the Oslo fjord, and from there we set sails and headed south. The first voyage brought us to Kiel and the festivities of Kieler Woche. From there we sailed to Deilfzijl and later to Antwerp, where the first Tall Ships Race regatta kicked off. On the first leg we completely lost wind, but on the regatta from Lisbon to Cadiz we won second place in class A and the prize for most international crew with a total of 18 nationalities on board. The last Tall Ships Race regatta brought us to La Coruña, and via Le Havre we sailed to Blyth. From there we joined the North Sea Tall Ships regatta to Gothenburg, for which we won second place in class A. What an adventure it’s been!

We would like to thank everyone who has sailed with us this summer for making it a truly great one with many memorable moments. We love to receive photos from our trainees, and if you wonder what this summer has looked like through various camera lenses, you can see some photos on Facebook.

We hope to see you again next year!

Due to last minute cancellations, we now have a few available spots on the North Sea Regatta between Blyth and Gothenburg August 29th – September 3rd. Hurry up and book a spot if you want to extend your vacation and join us on board!

Blyth is located north of Newcastle, and from there we will embark on a regatta suited for enthusiastic sailors. Read more about the regatta and secure a spot here. You can also read about what you can expect as a trainee on board Christian Radich.

It is now getting close to departure for the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta with Christian Radich, from Blyth to Gothenburg. On the map, you can see where you find Christian Radich in Blyth. You can always keep track of where Christian Radich is.

 

Blyth and Gothenburg

In Blyth, hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to show up for the events, which include fireworks by night, live music and grand parades. You can read more about the events here. If you are spending the night on board August 28th, the deck will be rented out for an event, and we recommend you to go ashore and feel the atmosphere in port. Check-in will be as usual.

You can read about the arrangements  in Gothenburg here.

On Saturday evening we have signed the crew and trainees up for the “Crew Stage Challenge”. Each crew performs in front of the audience ashore, and a jury will award the best ship. If you have any ideas for a song or something fun that the trainees can rehearse on board, you can contact the steward. All ideas are welcome!

 

In Gothenburg, the deck will be rented out September 4th and 5th. The guests have no access  below deck, but we recommend you to be ashore and join the festivities.

 

When the ship leaves Blyth, each trainee will be assigned to one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. You can read more about the job you do as trainee here. Have you not received our handbook, please contact us at postmaster@radich.no and we will send you one.

 

What should I pack?

The most important thing to remember when packing is clothes that are waterproof, windproof and good shoes. The packing and information list has been sent to your email address.

 

Have you forgotten anything?

Have you given us all the information we need? If you’ve changed your passport after you booked the voyage, please send us the new passport number. Are you over 70, you must send us a medical certificate if you haven’t done so already.

 

We are on Instagram: @skutaradich and on Facebook. We love to see your photos, so please use the hashtag #christianradich if you publish photos from the voyage!

 

We are looking forward to welcome you on board the Christian Radich!

The Tall ships races have been popular this year, but it’s still possible to sail with Christian Radich this summer. We have places available on the voyage from Bilbao to Honfleur, from August 17 – 22. The price for this voyage is € 775.

If you need information on how to get to and from these ports, you can see here: To and from ports or you can send us an e-mail: postmaster@Radich.no

The third and last leg of this year’s Tall Ships Race is behind us, and we won second place for Class A ships on the second leg between Lisbon and Cadiz. We won the prize for most international crew – with a total of 18 nationalities on board – on the same leg.

Now we sail Cruise in Company the rest of the way to La Coruña, and you can keep track of where we are.

After arriving in La Coruña, we have some private voyages before sailing the North Sea regatta from Blyth to Gothenburg. We are truly enjoying the summer on board!

The first leg of the Tall Ships Races 2016 is nearly behind us. And while the ships compete in the first race, you will prepare for the next race, which starts in Lisbon, July 25. The ships will be at Santa Apolónia Quay, which you can see on the map. You can see how to get there and keep track of where Christian Radich is.

 

Lisbon and Cadiz

There is a lot going on in Lisbon during the weekend, and we recommend everyone to see some of the festivities.

You can read about the festivities in Cadiz (only in Spanish). If you will stay some nights in Cadiz, we hope you will join the crew parade on July 29.

 

When the ship leaves Lisbon, each trainee will be assigned to one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. You can read more about the job you do as trainee on our website. Have you not received our handbook, please contact us at postmaster@radich.no and we will send you one.

 

What should I pack?

We are in southern waters, so you don’t need gloves or too warm clothes. But  even here, the most important thing to remember when packing is clothes that are waterproof, windproof and good shoes. We enclose the packing and information list.

 

Have you forgotten anything?

Have you given us all the information we need? If you’ve changed your passport after you booked the voyage, please send us the new passport number. If you are over 70 years old, you must send us a medical certificateif you haven’t done so already.

 

Please use the #christianradich when posting from the regatta on Instagram, and you can follow us on Facebook.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you on board the Christian Radich!

 

Right this moment we are waiting impatiently for the winds to catch our sails, but the Tall Ships Races are not just about winning a regatta! Team spirit and cooperation are important for secure sailing and driving the ship forwards, and the fact that our trainees range from youth to pensioners and come from all corners of the world makes sailing extra fun and challenging. This year we have trainees from more than 20 countries on four continents – Europe, Asia, South America and USA – on board.

When you’re out to sea, weather conditions determine your living conditions and general well being, and are therefore a natural topic for conversation. Trainees come together to solve practical tasks and share experiences, which makes it easy to find something to talk about. These are some of the reasons why sailing is an excellent platform for people of all ages from all over the world to gather around!

You find updated news on Sail Training International`s website: http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/news:

“Race One of The Tall Ships Races 2016 starts five miles off the coast of Torbay, UK. The STI Race Committee needs to start the race here due to international shipping regulations out of Antwerp, through the Dover Straits and into the English Channel. The traffic separation schemes through these areas of high volume commercial shipping mean that sailing routes are unsuitable for the tall ships race fleet.

“Torbay offers an ideal start area for the international fleet, particularly the large square rigged sailing vessels – and coincidentally it is the same race start area and route in the first ever tall ships race 60 years ago.”

You can also follow the fleet’s progress via the Yellow Brick tracking system from the Sail Training International website: http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/events/2016-the-tall-ships-races/yellow-brick

 

It is now getting close to departure for the first Tall Ships Race with Christian Radich from Antwerp to Lisbon. On this map you can see where Christian Radich is moored. You can always keep track of where Christian Radich is.

 

Antwerp and Lisbon

In Antwerp, the festival for the Tall Ships Races has started. There is a lot going on, you can read more about it here. If you come on July 9th, the deck will be leased for an event and we recommend you to go ashore and feel the atmosphere in the harbour area.

 

You can read about the festivities  in Lisbon here.  If you will join the ship to Cadiz, or if you will stay some nights in Lisbon, we hope you will join the crewparade on July 23.

 

When the ship leaves Antwerp, each trainee will be assigned to one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. You can read more about your role as a trainee on our web site. If you haven’t received our handbook, please contact us at postmaster@radich.no and we will send you one.

 

What should I pack?

We are in southern waters, but  even here, the most important thing to remember when packing is clothes that are waterproof, windproof and good shoes. We enclose the packing and information- list.

 

Have you forgotten anything?

Have you given us all the information we need? If you’ve changed your passport after you booked the voyage, please send us the new passport number. Are you over 70, you must send us a medical certificate, if you haven`t sent it before.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you on board the Christian Radich!

 

 

There are two available spots on this summer’s regattas during the Tall Ships Races: One from Antwerp to Lisbon and one from Lisbon to Cádiz.

First come first serve, so hurry if you want to secure the last spot!

Buy your ticket here.

 

It is now getting close to departure for the first summer voyage with Christian Radich.The ship is waiting in her homeport Oslo, and departure is June 21, 6 pm. You have to be on board latest 2 hours before departure.  The quay is just below the Castle, close to the Town Hall. The right address is Akershusstranda 9.

When the ship leaves Oslo, each trainee will be assigned one of three watch teams which have 4 hours on duty and 8 hours off – both day and night. You can read more about the job you do as trainee on our web site.

Have you not received our handbook, please contact us at postmaster@radich.no and we will send you one.

 

What should I pack?

Summer weather in the north is unpredictable. The most important thing to remember when packing is clothes that are waterproof, windproof and good shoes. We enclose the packing and information list.

 

Kiel

The ship will be moored in Central Kiel, by Scwhedenkai, no 25. You can always follow the location of the ship on the map.

Kart Kiel

Information to those of you who stays on board a night in Kiel or sail with us to Eemshaven:  Christian Radich will join the Windjammer Parade on Sunday from 0930 to app. 1500. It is possible to buy tickets from the tourist office in Kiel.

The Price is € 145, which includes the ships homemade fishsoup. We will have “open ship” the day after, for the public to see the great ship. The visitors will not have access to the lower deck.

 

Have you forgotten anything?

Have you provided all the information we need? If you’ve changed your passport after you booked the voyage, please send us the new passport number. If you are over 70, you must send us a medical certificate if you haven’t sent it yet.

We are looking forward to welcome you on board the Christian Radich!

Earlier today, an email including tips and information about this summer’s voyages was sent to this summer’s trainees on board Christian Radich. If you have booked a voyage on board but did not receive the email, it is possible that we either have the wrong email address or that the email is caught in your spam filter. The email includes the following information:

 

Traveling to and from ports
You must book transportation to and from ports yourself, and to make it easier for you to plan your trip we have listed some traveling options. These are only suggestions, and there are plenty of alternatives. If you combine the voyage with a vacation, other routes may be more sensible.

 

Valid passport
It is important that your passport is valid during the voyage. If your passport is about to expire, we recommend that you renew it as soon as possible.
All trainees must submit their passport number. If you have not sent us yours yet, please email it to postmaster@radich.no no later than two weeks before departure.

If you are over 70 years old, you must send us a health form. If you have not done so already, please email it to us as soon as possible.

 

Expectations
Do you wonder what to expect on a voyage? The most important information about voyages can be found on our website. The quotes below is feedback from trainees who have previously sailed with us, which may give you an idea of how some people experience going on a voyage:

I was apprehensive and anxious about the voyage, being with strangers and if I was capable to do some tasks but after the experience I don’t know why I was so worried. The people are so friendly and caring as we’re all on the same boat, quite literally. You form a bond with the crew and the trainees on your watch, making unforgettable friendships and experiences together. The crew are extremely helpful when it comes to tasks and do their best to make sure your comfortable, they always keep you up to date and well fed with knowledge. I’ll never forget the Christian Radich, it becomes home, I miss it very much and hope to return.

One of my favourite moments on the Christian Radich happened whilst we were all on duty waiting for our next orders. It was quite cold so whilst waiting we decided to all start singing loudy and clapping and even managed to get the crew involved. We then decided to teach people The Waves of Tory (an Irish dance) which turned out to be a great way to warm up. The sing songs were hilarious and a great way of bonding. I know I have made some lifelong friends on the voyage and I wouldn’t have changed any part of it for the world. Thank you Christian Radich for letting me join you on such a fantastic adventure!

 

Have you ordered a handbook but not received it yet? Download it from our website or contact us at postmaster@radich.no and we will send you a copy.

 

There are still some available spots on this summer’s voyage from Cádiz to La Coruña! Cruise-in-Company starts in Cadiz, first with a short race to Sagres, before the fleet goes north along the coast of Algarve and to La Coruña, where the leg ends. La Coruña is a great city that has previously been awarded for the best Tall Ship festivals.

 

Do you find it tricky getting to and from ports? Here are some tips:

Cádiz
The closest airport is Jerez, roughly one hour by train from Cádiz. Ryanair flies to Jerez, as do local airlines from for instance Madrid and Barcelona. There is a bus from central Malaga to Cádiz. The bus ride takes approx. 4 hours and costs ca. €40. It is also possible to fly to Madrid and travel to Cádiz by high speed train, which takes approx. 3,5 hours. Traveling from Sevilla, it is possible to take a bus to Cádiz.

www.airport-malaga.com
Bus from Malaga: www.venta.avanzabus.com
Bus Jerez – Cádiz: http://siu.cmtbc.es/en/horarios_lineas.php?municipioLineas=42

 

La Coruña
Flying via Madrid is the quickest way to travel to and from La Coruña.  There is no bus from central La Coruña to the airport, but taxis are available and the port is approx. a 15 minute drive from the station.

It is also possible to travel by train to Santiago De Compostela, which takes a bit less than an hour. Ryanair, among other airlines, fly to Santiago. A stopover should be calculated.

La Coruña Airport: http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-A-Coruna/es
Santiago Airport: http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Santiago/en/Santiago.html
Train: http://www.renfe.com

After Tall Ships Races, you can join Christian Radich from Bilbao to charming Honfleur. Last year a Norwegian travel agency arranged a voyage on board Christian Radich. They will do the same this year and the voyage will go from Bilbao August 17 and end in Honfleur, August 22. There will be places open for other trainees to join the voyage as well. As always, we try to put all the English-speaking trainees in the same team.

From: 17.08.2016 12:00
To: 22.08.2016 12:00

The price is € 775

Send us an e-mail if you are interested in this voyage: postmaster@radich.no

Several of this summer’s voyages are now fully booked, but we still have some available seats for trainees aged 15-26 on our voyage from Lisbon-Càdiz from 25/07-28/07. To avoid disqualification, half of our trainees on board must be under the age of 26, which is why we have saved some spots for young trainees.

Be quick if you want to join!

You can book a spot here.

The regatta between Blyth and Gothenburg from 29/08-03/09 is now sold out, so unfortunately it is no longer possible to sign up. It’s great to see that so many have shown interest in joining the regatta, and we are certain it will be a fun and exciting voyage!
It is possible to get signed up on the waiting list by sending us an email.

We still have available spots on several of this summer’s voyages:

Oslo-Kiel                                                      21/06-24/06       NOK 4700,-
Kiel-Eemshaven                                         27/06-30/06       NOK 3250,-
Delfzijl-Antwerpen                                    03/07-07/07       NOK 4950,-
Càdiz-La Coruña                                        31/07-11/08       NOK 11650,-

Book a voyage here

Be quick if you want to secure a spot!

This year’s cruise in Company has it all! It starts from Cádiz in Southern Spain with a short race to Sagres. From here, we lower our shoulders and sail north against A Coruna. We will do one or two stops on our way, where we haven’t decided yet. There are so many charming ports along the Portugeese coast, it’s hard to choose.

There are still places left, the price is: € 1295

Departure from Cádiz, July 31

Arrival in A Coruna, August 11

Due to race rules, half of the crew has to be under 26 years. Race 1 is sold out and race 2 is much asked for. We must pay close attention to the age of the trainees, in order not to get too many trainees over 26 and the risk of being disqualified. We have now opened a few Place for adults over 26 years!

The first race in 2016, which goes from Antwerp to Lisbon is already sold out. You can send us an e-mail if you want to be on the waitinglist: postmaster@radich.no. There are still places left on the other legs. Read more about the different voyages on our web-site, or download the brochure here: Voyages 2016

 

Valery VasilevskiyWhen the ships arrive in ports, the sailors are welcomed by a crowd of people. In the ports there are free concerts and entertainment for the whole family, crew parade which all trainees can attend, as well as award ceremonies. After three days of celebration, the festivals usually end with a grand firework, before the ships prepare for new voyages. We recommend that you stay for some of the festivities. You can stay one night on board the ship before or after arrival in the Tall Ships Race-ports. Beyond this, we recommend that you enter the port’s own website for further details on arrangements and accommodation.

Antwerp: www.antwerpen.be
Lisbon: www.tallshipslisboa.com
Cadiz: www.facebook.com/regatacadiz2016
A Coruña: www.twitter.com/tallshipacoruna
Blyth: www.portofblyth.co.uk
Gothenburg: www.goteborg.com/tallshipsregatta

See also: www.sailtraininginternational.org

300915_Forside_Håndbok_NETT_largeThis summer we launched a new Christian Radich handbook. Thanks to the crew who has worked a lot to make it easier and more up to date. Also a big thank to Emily who has worked as a volunteer on board, she was responsible for lay-out and illustrations. We mail the handbook to all trainees who ask for it. You can read it or download it.

 

 

Lysbilde1Christian Radich will join Tall Ships Races also in 2016. This time the route goes south, all the way to Cádiz. Cruise-in-Company starts here, first with a short race to Sagres, before the fleet goes north along the coast of Algarve and to A Coruña.

You can book online or Your can e-mail us a registration form, it is an additional fee of 17 euros if you choose the last. Registration

Download the brochure: Voyages 2016 or have it sent by post: postmaster@radich.no

See practical information – what to bring: Info_eng

Travel to and from ports: To and from ports

 

Welcome on Board both to newcomers and to you who have sailed before.

 

Summer voyages 2016, time and prices:

NEW: Bilbao-Honfleur, from August 17, 12:00 to August 22, 12:00, price: €   775

Voyage  Route Departure Arrival Euro
1 Oslo – Kiel June 21, 18:00 June 24, 18:00 525
2 Kiel – Eemshaven June 27, 12:00 June 30, 08:001) 360
3 Delfzijl– Antwerp July 3, 12:00 July 7, 14:00 550
4 Antwerp – Lisbon (race) July 10, 10:00 July 22, 14:00 1320
5 Lisbon – Cadiz (race) July 25, 10:00 July 28, 14:00 525
6 Cadiz – A Coruña

(Race and Cruise in Company)

July 31, 10:00 August 11, 14:00 1295
7 Blyth – Gothenburg (race) August 29, 10:00 September 3, 14:00 625

                Changes in arrival and departure time may occur.

1) Arrival the day before.

Given good conditions, the arrival date may be earlier. You may of course stay on board until given date. There might also be some waiting to be allowed to get into port.

 

Extra night on board incl. breakfast, € 60 per night.

Max 1 night before and/or 1 night after the voyage 2), not before leg 1 and after leg 2. Check-in on board 2 hours before departure, if no other information is given. Trainees taking part on several voyages may stay on board incl. breakfast during harbor stays.

 

2)Youth 15-25 years may stay on board 2 nights after the voyage (only breakfast will be served). Only 1 night is possible for all after voyage no 1 (in Kiel).

The deck will be closed for the trainees, if customers have contracted the deck for special occasions.

 

 

Special offers      
34 Delfzijl –Antwerp – Lisbon Incl. three nights in Antwerp with breakfast 1655
56 Lisbon – Cadiz – A Coruña Incl. three nights in Cadiz with breakfast 1710

 

Discounts

Youth: 12 -25 years: A discount of 10% applies on each leg and on special offers. 15% discount on races, youth from 15 years.

About the summer voyages 2016

From Oslo to Kiel
The first summer voyage starts just before midsummer. After safety information and rig-training, the ship will set sail for Kiel. Summer is at its brightest up north and we will sail in the Danish archipelago, with mostly calm waters. We have plenty of time to reach Kiel in time, and we hope to sail as much as possible. In Kiel we meet the Kieler Woche, a sailing festival that characterizes the city for almost a whole week.

Through the Kiel Canal, from Kiel to Eemshaven
When Kieler Woche ends, we are heading towards Eemshaven, to the next festival, called DelfSail. We will go through the Kiel Canal for motor. The channel is like a floating highway through farmland and pleasant villages on land. If the wind is good to us, we will set sail after the Canal, and sail against Eemshaven. We arrive in the evening and the trainees leave the ship the next morning. Christian Radich is getting ready for the Sail-in with local passengers. Eemshaven and Delfzijl are not far from Amsterdam, which has numerous connecting flights. The voyage is short and varied, and it provides a taste of Christian Radich both through the Kiel Canal and under sail.

From Delfzijl to Antwerp
After a great sail parade from Delfzijl, we will sail for three days and nights along the coast outside Holland and Belgium. Also on this leg, we will have enough time to be able to sail much of the time. There will also be time to enjoy life on deck, and we hope the sun will be nice to us. The Tall Ships Races 2016 starts in Antwerp. The city is Belgium’s largest seaport and it’s known for its long maritime traditions. Antwerp has also previously been the host city for the Tall Ships Races.

Race 1, from Antwerp to Lisbon
This race, which lasts 12 days, has long traditions. The first race for training-ships was held in 1956, from Torbay to Lisbon. 60 years later we will sail almost the same route. Christian Radich was fastest of the square rigged ships in 1956, and she won the anniversary race in 2006. Now, 10 years later, we aim to win again, and many of our loyal trainees will join us! The City of Lisbon has southern charm, good food, and there is much to see and experience here. We recommend you to plan for a few extra days in the city.

Race 2, from Lisbon to Cadiz
After a few days in charming Lisbon, we prepare for a new race, a much shorter one this time. In these areas it may be difficult to make the right tactical choices. Currents and winds may alter the results from day to day, and will make the race even more exiting.  This is a popular leg, not least because the cities of Lisbon and Cadiz, have so much to offer. The small city of Cadiz has a nice old town, and many of the trainees would enjoy some extra days in this area. There are flights to the rest of Europe from the “sherry town” Jerez and Malaga is a couple of hours bus drive, away.

Race 3 and Cruise in Company from Cadiz to A Coruna
Cruise-in-Company starts in Cadiz, first with a short race to Sagres, before the fleet goes north along the coast of Algarve and to A Coruña.The leg ends in A Coruña, a great city that has previously been awarded for the best Tall Ship festivals. Santiago de Compostela is less than an hour away with train. It is the world’s most famous place of pilgrimage, and the apostle James is buried here. We recommend you to use this opportunity to visit this famous city. You will easy find flights to the rest of Europe from here.

North Sea Tall Ships Regatta, from Blyth to Gothenburg
Blyth is just north of Newcastle, and here starts an additional race. Many of the vessels from the Tall Ship fleet will join, and we can expect a fight for the first prize!  Summer vacation is terminated in Norway, but not in the North Sea! We have reason to hope for fair winds, at the best we will be reaching towards Gothenburg, hopefully faster than the competitors. The sailing city of Gothenburg welcomes the ships with a festival, which makes the end of several exiting summer voyages this year.

 

 

 

 

While voyages and Tall Ships Races this year still is clear in mind, we have started planning next year`s voyages. It is most likely Christian Radich will sail Tall Ships Races again in 2016. The schedule will be ready by late September/October.

Tall ships Races will start in Antwerp, Belgium:
Race 1: Antwerp -Lisbon: July 10 – 22
Race 2: Lisbon – Cadiz: July 25 – 28
Cruise in Company: Cadiz – A Coruna: July 31 – August 11

Welcome on board next year as a trainee both to newcomers and to you who have sailed with us before!

Mai tokt 2015A fantastic all-around experience exceeding all expectations. The crew and trainees alike  made this experience at sea on a tall ship memorable, and fantastically fun. This was, and would be, a wonderful life experience for anyone seeking sea air and a self challenge aboard a historic vessel surrounded by enthusiastic companions and a knowledgeable, welcoming crew. Plus, the food is great!

Said by a trainee who joined the voyage in the Oslofjord 13- 16 May 2015. Read more

We are looking forward to welcome 50 maritime students as trainees this winter. They are all maritime students at Norwegian Colleges. The ship is headed for southern waters and the students will get practical skills on board. For Christian Radich, this is important because we get a basis for further operation all year round.

We are looking forward to welcome 50 maritime students as trainees this winter. They are all maritime students at Norwegian Colleges. The ship is headed for southern waters and the students will get practical skills on board. For Christian Radich, this is important because we get a basis for further operation all year round. Because of this, there will be no wintervoyages this season. But we are looking forward to the voyages next summer!