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Join a sailing adventure on a Tall Ship and set course for new horizons!

Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Martin (FR) - Lunenburg (CA)

29 January - 18 May 2019

109 days, Picton Castle

From € 13160,-

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Expedition Oceancrossing Sail Training

Normal price: € 13160,-

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Picton Castle:
Cape Town (ZA) - Saint Martin (FR) - Lunenburg (CA)

29 January - 18 May 2019

In this trip you will cross the Atlantic Ocean from South Africa to the Caribbean and on to Canada. After boarding Picton Castle in Cape Town you will sail North-West to visit Namibia and the island of St. Helena, before setting sails for sailor’s paradise: the Caribbean. There you will do some island hopping while enjoying the tropical climate, white beaches, rainforests and incredible wildlife. Finally you will embark on the crossing to Lunenburg, Canada where you will say goodbye to the Ship and your new friends – hopefully not for long though! No sailing experience required. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

Cape Town, close to Cape of Good Hope, is a wonderful place where African and European cultures mix and match in interesting ways. The city offers lots of entertainment and fine cuisine, and there is much to see! Visit the Table Mountain, saunter along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, check out Robben Island where Nelson Mandela used to be imprisoned, and of course no Windseeker's visit is complete without a trip to Cape Point. If you have time, a drive along the coast is highly recommended!

Lunenburg is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Historically the town was involved in several wars, including the American Revolution. Today the town is a fishery port and has several small shipyards that have managed to preserve the skills of the sailing era. Did you know that the replica of the ‘Bounty’ was built here? Visit the historic city centre on foot or by horse and carriage, and enjoy a leisurely hike in the grassy hills of the surrounding countryside.

  • Cape Town (ZA)

Key points

  • Dates: 29 January 2019 - 18 May 2019
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 18 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
  • "A thrilling journey full of breath-taking moments which have taught me that live should always be lived at its fullest."

    Jorge (18), Spain

You sail on the Picton Castle

Picton Castle sailing all sails
Shipping type: Barque
Homeport: Avatiu, Cook Islands
Date built: 1928
Trainees: 40
Length: 45m
Height of mast: 29,57m
Sail: 1157m2

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

  • Stargazing at Starpoint

    Tecla, September 2014

    – by Captain Gijs

    Finally, after two and a half days of motor sailing, we are able to carry on under sail alone. A bit later than expected, but still very welcome, the ESE-ly winds have filled our sails again. Progress has been good …

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  • Arrival at Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    Europa

    Mindelo, Sao Vicente

    – by Windseeker Jules

    All the things to do: maintenance on board, going for a walk down town, having a beach day, taking a taxi around the island, exploring neighbouring islands by ferry, going out to eat and drink... A jolly good time it was …

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Photos

  • Dolphins
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