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Halifax (CA) - Le Havre (FR)

01 August - 02 September 2017

32 days, Blue Clipper

From € 2700,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25 Shared 6 berth cabin : € 2700,-
>25 Twin ensuite cabin : € 4000,-

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Blue Clipper:
Halifax (CA) - Le Havre (FR)

01 August - 02 September 2017

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta- Race 5. Join the Blue Clipper on the 1st of August for the final race of this transatlantic challenge. Be a part of the crew to race Tall Ship Blue Clipper back across the Atlantic Ocean to Le Havre, France. Arrive in Le Havre on the 31st of August, and expect a very warm welcome. Enjoy the festivities in the final host port of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Disembark on the 2nd of September. You will stay in total 32 nights on board. On board full pension excluding drinks at the bar, in harbours based at B&B. For all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. Discounted price in 6-bed dorm only for trainees younger than 25. Regular price € 4,000 for a twin ensuite cabin.

Ports

Halifax port is one of the largest fishing ports in the world and the largest Canadian naval base. You may visit several museums and art galleries and take part in one of many festivals. Take a stroll down Halifax Harbourwalk and sit down in one of the multiple cafes, restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of world cuisines – a testament to the city's multiculturality.

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

  • Halifax (CA)

  • Le Havre (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 August 2017 - 2 September 2017
  • Embarkation: 14:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 20
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • Barnabas (22) Hungary

    "IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."

  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

  • Keshan (17) UK

    "It was cosy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

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Windseeker logs

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    The First Lighthouse

    Gulden Leeuw, 18 August 2017

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    – by Trainee Paddy

    So yesterday when I went on night watch, we were 127NMi from the finish line and we've finally reentered commercial waters. Around 21:30, the wind shifted into an almost perfect tailwind, so we had to jibe and switch the sails …

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    – by Windseeker Manon

    The moment right before I started on my adventure I had a lot of fears and doubts. I have saved money for so long and I have worked really hard for it. What if I did not like the meals? …

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