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Bermuda (BM) - Boston (US)

04 June - 17 June 2017

13 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 1235,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

15-25: € 1235,-
>25: € 1430,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Bermuda (BM) - Boston (US)

04 June - 17 June 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – Race 3. When the Rendez-Vous Regatta comes to Bermuda the old charm of Britain and the innovative energy of catamaran racing will synergize magically. In June 2017 the island is redefined as the sailing capital of the Atlantic: at the same time it will be hosting the RdV Regatta and the 35th America’s Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton. Bermuda is a regular participant in Tall Ships events, having hosted such regattas five times before, so expect the highest quality celebration. After enjoying the sailing atmosphere you will race other Tall Ships from Bermuda to Boston where another celebration will take place. Organized in conjunction with Tall Ships America, Boston is delighted to welcome the fleet to the United States following their last visit back in 2009. On completing the third race leg from Bermuda vessels will dock in the Seaport District and at the historic wharfs of the North End. In Boston you will join the Parade of Sail in at the 17th of june and the ship will enter the harbour between 15:00-17:00 hour. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years. Prenight possible in Bermuda. 60 EUR p.p.p.n.

Ports

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.

Boston is the capital of the Massachusetts state, well-known for its excellent universities: Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But there is more to Boston than education! Visit the Fenway Park sports complex or one of the many museums in town. The beautiful waterfront invites for a stroll and, once you're there, don't miss visiting the Tea Party Ship replica.

  • Bermuda (BM)

  • Boston (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 4 June 2017 - 17 June 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 17:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 56
  • 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 bag, pillowcase, sheets and 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
  • "Very fun, eye-opening adventure."

    Sterre (16), the Netherlands

You sail on the Gulden Leeuw

Gulden Leeuw Sailing
Shipping type: Topsail Schooner
Homeport: Kampen (NL)
Date built: 1937
Trainees: 60
Length: 70,1 m
Height of mast: 40 m
Sail: 1500 m2

The Gulden Leeuw is a three-masted topsail schooner, which means that you can climb the 40-metre mast to unpack the square sails. That’s approximately 12 stories high! But do not worry, you can start with the lowest yard. With 1500 …

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