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Pictou (CA) - Miramichi (CA) - Quebec (CA)

01 July - 20 July 2017

19 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 1445,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

15-25: € 1445,-
>25: € 1690,-

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

01 July - 20 July 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – Cruise in Company. Pictou – Miramichi – Baie-Comeau – Quebec. From Pictou we will enjoy the beautiful Gulf of S.t Lawrence and set sail towards Miramichi and Quebec. This is a cruise-in-Company (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.” As one of the oldest European settlements in North America, Quebec City is the perfect location for a celebration that will be remembered for a long, long time. As well as the tremendous Tall Ships thousands of visitors from across Canada and internationally will enjoy free land activities, colorful crew parades and street artist performances. There will also be dinghy training and the opportunity to mix with 3,000 crewmembers from around the world. 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!

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 - 20 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
  • "Working in a team is a skill I really improved on board during the watches."

    Phillip (24), France

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

  • Meaning something is caring about people

    Statsraad Lehmkuhl

    Antwerp-Lisbon

    – by Trainee Aurélie (16), Belgium

    I wrote this before my 'after-breakfast-nap' on the last day of sailing: "It's the last day of sailing at the Statsraad Lehmkuhl, The Tall Ships Races. We are coming closer to the finishing line and I am finally writing something. I'm …

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  • Vega Gamleby Trainees and Crew before Esbjerg Crew Parade 2018

    “We all live in the Vega Gamleby, Vega Gamleby, Vega Gamleby”

    Vega Gamleby

    Sunderland-Esbjerg

    – by Trainees

    Date – 14/07/18 Watch / Trainees – 8-12 – Chris Dow and Cecilie Olsen We woke up at 8 am British time, then at 8:15 am we gathered in the galley as breakfast was served. Shortly after breakfast, during a minor briefing, we …

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