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Charleston (US) - Bermuda (BM)

21 May - 01 June 2017

11 days, Spirit of South Carolina

From € 1650,-

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Spirit of South Carolina:
Charleston (US) - Bermuda (BM)

21 May - 01 June 2017

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Board the Spirit of South Carolina in her homeport in Charleston, following the Tall Ships Charleston festival. Set the sails and take course for sunny Bermuda where you will meet many more Tall Ships. Between the 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta and the 35th America’s Cup, Bermuda will be at the time the sailing capital of the Atlantic. Sail the Spirit of Carolina and be a part of the crew: set the sails, pull the ropes, steer and stand lookout with your fellow trainees. IMPORTANT: Due to currency rates change, the price in EUR for this journey is approximate – the binding fee is in USD and it’s $1,750. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older.

Ports

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.

Bermuda is a group of low-forming volcanoes in the North Atlantic Ocean, consisting of 181 islands. The first known European explorer to reach Bermuda was Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, after whom the islands are named. Bermuda's culture is a mix of Native American, Spanish-Caribbean, English, Irish, and Scots. It is a British Overseas Territory. Bermuda has a humid subtropical climate, pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean water. Go snorkeling to see the coral reef.

  • Charleston (US)

  • Bermuda (BM)

Key points

  • Dates: 21 May 2017 - 1 June 2017
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 21
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • 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"

  • Jet (31) Netherlands

    "As crew, there is nothing better then standing back and seeing the trainees do all the work and do it perfectly!"

  • Nina (20) Norway

    "My trip in a few words: Sailed, tried new things. Big ship. Seasickness. Spent a lot of time on the sea."

You sail on theSpirit of South Carolina

Small Ships

Spirit of South Carolina

The Spirit of South Carolina, a two-masted topsail schooner, was born in 2006. Many local volunteers have helped with the construction. The Ship's objective is to honor maritime traditions of Charleston, South Carolina, as well as provide valuable programs for …

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Windseeker logs

  • Morning-Report 9th of August

    Gulden Leeuw, 09 August 2017

    – by

    MORNING REPORT ​Gulden Leeuw   Good morning! The ocean is still blue. Yesterday was a very interesting day, as we shifted our watch hours for the first time.The switch marked the completion of one third of the trip. The wind slowed …

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  • Gulden Leeuw Atlantic Crossing Journey Map Windseeker

    The First Lighthouse

    Gulden Leeuw, 18 August 2017

    Halifax - Le Havre Atlantic Crossing

    – by Trainee Paddy

    So yesterday when I went on night watch, we were 127NMi from the finish line and we've finally reentered commercial waters. Around 21:30, the wind shifted into an almost perfect tailwind, so we had to jibe and switch the sails …

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