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.
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.
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
Epp (20) Estonia
"The nicest moment WAS ARRIVING TO CADIZ, WHEN WE SAT ON THE MAST WITH THE ENTIRE TEAM, WEARING OUR TEAM SHIRTS AND SINGING LOUDLY TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WE'RE COMING."
Wietze (16) Netherlands
"Teamwork is the key"
Agathe (26) France
"Discovering how far you can surpass yourself and push your limits out of your comfort zone"
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