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Halifax (CA) - Le Havre (FR)

30 July - 02 September 2017

34 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 2975,-

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International Exchange Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Oceancrossing Sail Training

Normal price: € 2975,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Halifax (CA) - Le Havre (FR)

30 July - 02 September 2017

NO PLACES AVAILABLE ANYMORE – Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta- Race 5. International exchange of 35 days with youngsters from all over te world from maritime schools or just because you like to join! You will step on board on the 30th of July for the final race of this transatlantic challenge. Be a part of the crew to race Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw back across the Atlantic Ocean to Le Havre, France. 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. Trainees who like to learn more about navigating and working in the engineroom are at the rigt ship this leg! 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. For Windseekers age 15-25 years only. Placesfor trainees aged 25+ at request.

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: 9:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 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
  • "It is an experience of a lifetime. It feels like escaping from the real world and coming into a world of adventure."

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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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