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Pugwash (CA) - Quebec (CA)

01 July - 21 July 2017

20 days, Atyla

From € 2017,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

Normal price: € 2017,-

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Atyla:
Pugwash (CA) - Quebec (CA)

01 July - 21 July 2017

Rendez- Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – Cruise in Company part 1: Pugwash – Quebec. Join this special voyage of 15 days of sailing and a total of 4 days in port. You will start in the port of Pugwash and will sail to Quebec. Nature will be beautiful over there and if you’re lucky you might even see whales. 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. Open to all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Pugwash is a small fishing village in Nova Scotia, Canada at the banks of the Pugawash River. It's the perfect place to enjoy the majestic Canadian nature, going for hikes and walks in the nearby parks like the Wallace Bay National Wildlife Area. If you like history you should definitely visit the Thinkers' Lodge National Historic Site. Go to the farmer's market and enjoy the atmosphere of an authentic Canadian village.

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.

Key points

  • Dates: 1 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 11:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 18
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Spanish
  • 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
  • "What an incredible thing to be a part of! So many people from so many backgrounds being brought together by a shared experience and bonded like no other experience could."

    Cody (23), Australia

You sail on the Atyla

Atyla
Shipping type: Schooner
Homeport: Maritime Museum Of Bilbao (ES)
Date built: 1980-1984
Trainees: 15
Length: 31.3m
Height of mast: 25 m
Sail: 400m2

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