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“AN ADVENTURE THAT CHALLENGED ME, LEFT ME WITH FANTASTIC FRIENDS AND LET ME SEE AMAZING THINGS.”

Lunenburg (CA) - Charleston (US)

22 April - 19 May 2017

27 days, Picton Castle

From € 2210,-

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Picton Castle:
Lunenburg (CA) - Charleston (US)

22 April - 19 May 2017

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Join Picton Castle in her homeport Lunenburg, Nova Scotia before setting the course for south. Sail along the east coast of North America to Charleston in South Carolina where the Ship has always received a very warm southern welcome. Set the sails, man the helm, stand lookout and enjoy being part of a great international crew who can tell you stories of their around-the-world voyages! Open to Windseekers of 18 years and older.

Ports

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.

  • Lunenburg (CA)

  • Charleston (US)

Key points

  • 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
  • Myriam (20) Belgium

    "TAKE CHANCES. IF YOU DON'T TRY, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW."

  • Tan (17) Turkey

    "If you believe and push yourself there is nothing you can't do."

  • 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"

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Ship

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Picton 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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Windseeker logs

  • Whoopie in the wheelhouse!

    MORGENSTER, 18 September 2014

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    The long days at sea started to take their toll. My 19-year old fellow Windseekers felt their boots start to boil. Time for some whoopie in the wheelhouse!

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  • Europa cape town

    We are all adventurers

    Bark Europa, 10 March 2015

    Antartica

    – by Windseeker Robin

    We are adventurers... each of us in our own way. For some... it's facing the sea-sickness of rolling swells and books that move across the table on their own. Or climbing the mast all the way to the top, breathing heavy and heart …

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