The Tall Ships Challenge 2018. This voyage will bring you from Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans. On baord of the Picton Castle you will join a fleet of many other vessels, sailing from one exciting festival to another. After a short crossing at sea, the final part of the passage will take you up the Mississippi River to Woldenberg Park, near the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the famous French Quarter. There you will enjoy being part of a big festival as part of a crew. No sailing experience required, selection process applies. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.
Pensacola, with a 450 years of historic background is a coastal city in Florida, what is full of diverse activities no matter the weather. Find yourself walking on the miles-long white beaches, visit the town full of various festivals, art and music events. With a such long history, Pensacola has something to offer in every step to any kind of taste!
New Orleans is in one of the two USA's regions located below the sea level. The city is birthplace of jazz and is well-known for its rich multicultural scene. Take a look at the European architecture in The French Quarter. Go to the Uptown, the city's most historic district. Check out the beautiful sculptures and tombs in one of 42 famous cemeteries. Take part in festivals, visit the museums and music events full of historic heritage.
New Orleans (US)
Dates: 13 April 2018 - 22 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
Nina (20) Norway
"My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."
Piotr (22) Poland
"Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."
Ida (19) Finland
"The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"
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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