Lunenburg (CA) - Charleston (US)
22 April - 19 May 2017
27 days, Picton Castle
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Lunenburg is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Historically the town was involved in several wars, including the American Revolution. Today the town is a fishery port and has several small shipyards that have managed to preserve the skills of the sailing era. Did you know that the replica of the ‘Bounty’ was built here? Visit the historic city centre on foot or by horse and carriage, and enjoy a leisurely hike in the grassy hills of the surrounding countryside.
The Port of Charleston is a seaport and the oldest city in South Carolina, US. The unique atmosphere is the result of numerous historical buildings and a cultural blend which includes English, French and West African elements. To sample this atmosphere you must try the local cuisine, take a walk to the Charleston City Market and attend one of the many cultural events throughout the year.
- Dates: 22 April 2017 - 19 May 2017
- For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 years
- Windseekers joining: maximum 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
- 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
"As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"
"The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"
"I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."
You sail on thePicton Castle
Deep water, square rigger, ocean voyaging at its best. The barque Picton Castle is known for her international voyages, crossing oceans and a high standard of seamanship training. This 179-foot sailing ship accommodates 52 people, including 12 professional crew members …
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Gulden Leeuw, 03 August 2017
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