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Quebec (CA) - Halifax (CA)

22 July - 30 July 2017

8 days, Gulden Leeuw

From € 695,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

15-25: € 695,-
>25: € 850,-

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Gulden Leeuw:
Quebec (CA) - Halifax (CA)

22 July - 30 July 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta: Cruise in Company. 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. 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. After enjoying the hospitality of Quebec you will set sail for Halifax, enjoying the journey and making friendships with your fellow sailors. 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! For all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years. Prenight possible in Quebec, 60 EUR p.p. (B&B)

Ports

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.

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.

  • Halifax (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 22 July 2017 - 30 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
  • "I became much more confident and explored my limits."

    Aron (18)

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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