Sail Training

Christian Radich

(Tall Ship) Class A

Christian Radich is a sturdy and fast Norwegian windjammer who has won multiple races. Among others, she is the winner of the Tall Ships’ Races 2005 and came first in 2006 during the legendary 50th Anniversary Tall Ships’ Race from Torbay to Lisbon. Furthermore, she won prizes in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 as well. The passionate and friendly professional crew will make sure you are part of the team the next time they win their prize!

Step on board this magnificent grand lady to ensure that you will have the experience of a lifetime. A truly international vessel at heart, she has had up to 18 different nationalities on board. You can sleep in a fitted bunk or in a hammock, for an authentic Tall Ship experience.

On board you are part of the crew, working together to bring the Ship to her destination. During calm seas you might practice knots, sailing skills and seamanship. Sailing on Christian Radich is a positive challenge you will not soon forget.

Since the Christian Radich turns 80 in 2017 you can be a part of her birthday celebrations! Become a trainee on one of the Jubilee voyages. Sail on a Tall Ship along the Norwegian coast, all the way up to Hammerfest. Discover the beauty of the Ship’s home country.


Fast and magnificent! This super tuned Tall Ship is the youngest of all Nordic Tall Ships, and not lacking in speed. Since the construction of the windjammer Christian Radich in 1937, the vessel was brought into use as a trainee ship for cadets and remained exactly that until 1998, with only the Second World War as interruption. During this period she was also successful as a race ship and won several prizes in different races. Since 1999 the Christian Radich is a passionate competitor at many sailing events, taking on trainees from all over the world.


The lower deck holds up to 80 people and is divided into two comfortable rooms. Here you sleep, eat, relax and follow theory classes on skills such as making knots. You can choose for 'fitted' bunks against the wall or for super relaxed hammocks to experience the ultimate nautical feel - it’s up to you! Out on the deck you work together with the professional crew of 25 people and learn all the tricks from real sailors.

What shall I bring with me?

Bring practical clothing and lots of ‘layers’. Wearing layers just means that you’re ready for all conditions and you’ll (hopefully) never get cold. Walking boots, welly’s or sailing boots/shoes are recommended. A sun hat and warm hat are helpful, as is sun cream and waterproof trousers and jackets – you never know what the weather will do. Bring a swimming costume/shorts. Don’t forget your sunglasses! Gloves will be needed for sailing and handling ropes. A note book, sketchbook and novel will keep you busy in between watches. A head torch is handy for night and evening watches. There is bedding however an all-season sleeping is a good idea and an extra warm fleece even if it is the summer.

Oh – don’t forget your camera, you’re going to see some amazing sights!


Shipping type: Three masted full Ship
Homeport: Oslo (NO)
Date built: 1936
Restored: -
Capacity: 80
Length: 73m
Beam: 9,7m
Draught: 5m
Sail: 1360 m2
Height of mast: 37,7 m
Engine capacity: 900 pk Caterpillar 3512 DITA diesel

Sail Training

Sail training takes place all over the world and in many different types of vessel. Voyages on small vessels benefit from the intimacy of working on board within a small team. Different challenges confront those who undertake sail training on the huge and glamorous square-rigged ships, with much demanding work aloft as well as on deck. Sail training is an adventure activity for the young and old everywhere, with a record of considerable success in developing men and women of character and ability for the challenges of life.

The cost of sail training differs from one organisation or ship or country to another. Many ships take all nationalities so it is worth trying ships based in different countries from your own. Bursaries and funding may be available through Sail Training International or one of the National Sail Training Organisations so contact them to find out if you are eligible.


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