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Summerside (CA) - Gaspe (CA) - Quebec (CA)

01 July - 20 July 2017

19 days, Alexander von Humboldt II

From € 1615,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

15-25: € 1615,-
25+: € 2565,-

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Alexander von Humboldt II:
Summerside (CA) - Gaspe (CA) - Quebec (CA)

01 July - 20 July 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta- Cruise in Company 1. Sail with the Alexander von Humboldt from Summerside to Quebec. Underway you will make a stop in Gaspe and Sorel. From there you will sail to Quebec. In Quebec will it be an Sail event with ships from all over the world who will join the Rendez-Vous Regatta 2017. 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 to Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Summerside is a 19th century town on Prince Edward Island. Despite its small size - it has less than 15,000 inhabitants - Summerside boasts quite a cultural life! Visit the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada for a short concert or the Harbourfront Theatre for exhibitions, plays and concerts. Spinnaker's Landing is a must-see waterfront market, with many tiny shops offering souvenirs, clothes and items related to the island's Celtic heritage.

Quebec is the oldest port in Canada with the Old Quebec district declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you're a nature lover, you cannot miss the Montmorency Falls, and if you prefer art, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec is the place to go. Visit the aquarium for the unique exprience of witnessing polar bears from underwater and take a stroll through the Old Quebec, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

  • Summerside (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 July 2017 - 20 July 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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