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Bahamas (BS) - Galveston (US)

21 March - 06 April 2018

16 days, Picton Castle

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Picton Castle:
Bahamas (BS) - Galveston (US)

21 March - 06 April 2018

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Crossing the Gulf of Mexico. From Spanish Wells, Bahamas, you will sail with Picton Castle to Galveston in Texas. Start your spring with flair and enjoy the blue water, good winds, and beautiful landscapes. In Galveston multiple Tall Ships, small Ships and Yachts will be gathering for the start of a Tall Ships Challenge regatta. No sailing experience required, selection process applies. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The Bahamas is an island state south-east off the coast of Florida. Sandy, white beaches and turquoise sea, along with an interesting history (many infamous pirates were based in Nassau, including Blackbeard) make it a perfect holiday spot. Take a walk through historical Nassau and try local specialties or go for a dip in the sea with famous swimming pigs! Do water sports, take a walk on the beach, browse the local handcraft or take a trip to the Columbus Point – either way, you won't be bored!

Galveston is an island city in Texas located next to the Gulf of Mexico. If you are into history, Galveston is definitely your place to visit, because it is home to six historic districts, so museums and mansions. Take a peek at the Rainforest Pyramid in the Moody Gardens botanical park, visit the free admission Galveston Arts Center and discover the Strand district full of historic heritage.

  • Bahamas (BS)

  • Galveston (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 21 March 2018 - 6 April 2018
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 40
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

  • Piotr (22) Poland

    "Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."

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