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Pictou (CA) - Miramichi (CA)

01 July - 08 July 2017

7 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 665,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

15-25: € 665,-
>25: € 770,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Pictou (CA) - Miramichi (CA)

01 July - 08 July 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta: Cruise in Company. From Pictou we will enjoy the beautiful Gulf of St Lawrence and set sail towards Miramichi. This is not a race so it is time to enjoy not only the sailing and life on board, but especially also the amazing nature of Canada. The Gulden Leeuw was built with the function of sail training in mind. We are passionate about sail training and are eager to “show you the ropes.” As soon as you step on board we consider you as “one of the crew.” On board our ship, we appreciate team spirit and an open atmosphere. Sailing is great! We also understand that you are there to meet others, see the world and have fun. We get that. You are very welcome to join us and become part of the team. It is possible to combine this leg with the next one to Quebec – see our journey Pictou-Quebec for a combination price. For all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Pictou is a town in Nova Scotia, Canada, famous for being the first landing place of the Scottish settlers. Enjoy the Pictou Harbor, the town's pride, recently renovated, with the tall ship Hector replica. Visit a museum inside the former train station and the caribou Lighthouse. The waterfront boardwalk connects to the Trans-Canada Trail, the world's longest network of recreational trails which connects the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Canada. Don't miss out on taking a walk there!

Miramichi is a city at the mouth of Miramichi river in a Canadian New Brunswick province. Its unique culture is a blend of Mi'kmaq, Acadian, English, Scottish, and Irish traditions. For a taste of the culture visit New Brunswick Potato World Museum or, if you have more of a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Museum. After you've worked up your appetite sit down in one of many restaurants to enjoy a fresh local salmon.

Key points

  • Dates: 1 July 2017 - 8 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 16:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 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
  • "A very fun, refreshing but also a very challenging trip that really moves your comfort zones."

    Angelina (17), Denmark

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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Windseeker logs

  • Log numero uno

    MORGENSTER

    SØNDERBORG, BALTIC

    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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  • Sunday at Sea – Cape Horn Ceremony

    Europa

    At Sea

    – by Deckhand Pelle

    Sailing is fun! But so can be sitting on your bum! The professional sailors of Europa have one thing in common, they can't seem to sit still, probably because there is always something to do. From changing sheets to mending …

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