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

29 January - 18 May 2019

109 days, Picton Castle

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

29 January - 18 May 2019

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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
  • Christopher (16) England

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

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

  • Samantha (18) Australia

    "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

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Windseeker logs

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    Oosterschelde, 01 January 1970

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    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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  • We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together.

    Vega Gamleby, 01 January 1970

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    – by the Trainees

    Logbook trainees Vega Gamleby 2016 Gothenburg-Blyth-Gothenburg Part 1: 23-24 August We sail together. We sweat together. We smile together. We are friends. We are family. We are the champion. 23-August-2016: Linda Today it was a wonderful day. We started with a climb lesson for the …

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