Would you like to spend a different and active holiday?

Shipowners J. Lauritzen A/S offer you various possiblilities for a different and exiting holiday onboard their topsail schooner Lilla Dan in the summer of 2016.

The navigation will be planned in considereation of both children and adults. Sailing will mainily take place during daytime. The minimum age for participation is 5 years (children shall be accompanied by their parents/adults.

The "Lilla Dan" is a two-masted topsail schooner built in 1951 at Ring Andersen's Træskibsværft in Svendborg as a training ship for J. Lauritzen A/S. The ship is operated by a professional crew of 4 persons and can accommodate 16 overnight guests.

Click on the link below, to read more about the cruises in 2016 or visit the homepage of the United Sailing Ships

Cruises 2016

Meet the crew

Conditions onboard

The participants sleep in bunks in the crew's quarters which also fuction as a day room. A bathroom and two toilets are located on deck. The participants will be divided into watches which operate the vessel in co-operation with the crew. All participants will under guidance by the crew take part in the daily work onboard e.g. carry out duties as a helmsman, common cleaning, duties in the galley and pantry, setting sail and sailing manoeuvres according to a fixed schedule. There are two watch-keeping periods during night navigation. Depending of the composition of the participants and the purpose of the cruise, the cruises will consist of both sailing theory with a schooner, practice and various sailing manoeuvres with the vessel, where the individual participant witll be in command during manoeuvring. No sailing experience is needed to participate in the below cruises (including sailing races/regattas)

Passage planning

The cruises are planned on a day by day basis in consideration of the weather conditions at the actual time, and will take place in the area described. Departure and arrival ports are according to the below sailing plan for the individual cruise. However, the programme of the sailing races/regattas (Round Funen and Round Limfjorden) is binding irrespective of weather/wind. · The price for each cruise is including meals, but excluding beverages · Children under 12 years are half-price · Each cruise will only be carried out if a sufficient number of participants have registered

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