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Halifax (CA) - Le Havre (FR)

30 July - 02 September 2017

34 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 2890,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Oceancrossing Sail Training

15-25: € 2890,-
25+: € 4590,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Halifax (CA) - Le Havre (FR)

30 July - 02 September 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta- Race 5. Join the Alexander von Humboldt on the 30th of July for the final race of this transatlantic challenge. Be a part of the crew to race Tall Ship Alexander von Humboldt back across the Atlantic Ocean to Le Havre, France. Arrive in Le Havre on the 31st of August, and expect a very warm welcome. Enjoy the festivities in the final host port of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Disembark on the 2nd of September. On board you participate in the daily working of the ship alongside professional seamen, standing lookout, manning the helm, helping in the galley, hoisting sail and voluntarily have the chance to climb the rigging/mast. Language on board German and English. Open for all Windseekers ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Halifax port is one of the largest fishing ports in the world and the largest Canadian naval base. You may visit several museums and art galleries and take part in one of many festivals. Take a stroll down Halifax Harbourwalk and sit down in one of the multiple cafes, restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of world cuisines - a testament to the city's multiculturality.

Le Havre is a large north French maritime commercial and passenger port established in the early XVI century. The city in on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its historical buildings and is considered a birthplace of impressionism. Walk in the steps of Monet and discover the places you know from modern art. Take a hiking tour, visit one of the nearby castles (chateau), the Graville abbey, see the hanging gardens or take a walk in one of the many city parks.

  • Halifax (CA)

  • Le Havre (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 30 July 2017 - 2 September 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 54
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and German
  • 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: 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
  • "At first I didn't know what to expect and I felt kind of insecure, but the crew was really amazing and I had an unforgettable journey."

    Finn (15), Belgium

You sail on the Alexander von Humboldt II

Shipping type: Bark
Homeport: Bremerhaven (DE)
Date built: 2011
Trainees: 54
Length: 65m
Height of mast: 32,9 m
Sail: 1360 m2

The Alexander von Humboldt II is a sail training ship in every possible way. She was built by and for sail trainers. She meets high safety standards and has modern nautical and technical facilities. The permanent crew members are specially …

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Windseeker logs

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    – by Windseeker Manon

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