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Bahamas (BS) - Galveston (US)

21 March - 06 April 2018

16 days, Picton Castle

From € 1150,-

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Picton Castle:
Bahamas (BS) - Galveston (US)

21 March - 06 April 2018

Crossing the Gulf of Mexico. From Spanish Wells, Bahamas, you will sail with Picton Castle to Galveston in Texas. Start your spring with flair and enjoy the blue water, good winds, and beautiful landscapes. In Galveston multiple Tall Ships, small Ships and Yachts will be gathering for the start of a Tall Ships Challenge regatta. No sailing experience required, selection process applies. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

The Bahamas is an island state south-east off the coast of Florida. Sandy white beaches and turquoise sea, along with an interesting history (many infamous pirates were based in Nassau, including Blackbeard!) make it a perfect holiday spot. Take a walk through historical Nassau and try local specialties or go for a dip in the sea with famous swimming pigs! Do water sports, take a walk on the beach, browse the local handcraft or take a trip to the Columbus Point – either way, you won’t be bored!

Galveston is an island city in Texas located next to the Gulf of Mexico. If you are into history, Galveston is definitely your place to visit, because it is home to six historic districts, so museums and mansions. Take a peek at the Rainforest Pyramid in the Moody Gardens botanical park, visit the free admission Galveston Arts Center and discover the Strand district full of historic heritage.

  • Bahamas (BS)

  • Galveston (US)

Key points

  • Dates: 21 March 2018 - 6 April 2018
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 40
  • 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
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • Christopher (16) England

    "I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"

  • Barnabas (22) Hungary

    "IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO STEER FOR HOURS WHEN THE WIND WAS BLOWING AND EVEN WHEN IT WAS COMPLETELY DEAD. I LOVED TO SEE THE SEA, I LOVED THE SILENCE OF THE OCEAN."

  • Thea (20) Denmark

    "I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT BOTH SAILING AND SUSTAINABILITY, AND THE SOCIAL LIFE WAS AMAZING"

You sail on the Picton Castle

Picton Castle sailing all sails

Tall Ships

Picton Castle

Deep water, square rigger, ocean voyaging at its best. The barque Picton Castle is known for her international voyages, crossing oceans and a high standard of seamanship training. This 179-foot sailing ship accommodates 52 people, including 12 professional crew members …

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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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  • Morgenster Trainees Together

    Cultures at Sea, from individuals to-gether

    Morgenster, August 2016

    Cadiz - A Coruna

    – by Trainees

    Morgenster, EU Exchange 2016 Trainee Logbook   Day 1 – 30/7/2016 At 9, we had breakfast and coffee (especially liked by Bjorn). The taxi arrived and took our bags to the harbour. At the harbour the security controlled all of our bags and then …

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Photos

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