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Cook Islands (CK) - Fiji (FJ) - Bali (ID)

02 August - 29 October 2018

88 days, Picton Castle

From € 13160,-

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Expedition Sail Training

Normal price: € 13160,-

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Picton Castle:
Cook Islands (CK) - Fiji (FJ) - Bali (ID)

02 August - 29 October 2018

Join the Picton Castle for a very exciting part of her World voyage – sailing around South East Asia! It’s a wonderfull place to sail and discover all the islands in the area. From Fiji to Vanuatu, it is literally a once in a lifetime experience to navigate through those beautiful landscapes alongside with the Australian north coast. This isn’t just a sailing journey, it’s a true Expedition of almost 3 months discovering exotic lands. No sailing experience required. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Programme Outline

Ports

Cook Islands is an island country in the Pacific Ocean, and an associated state of New Zealand. With the population of about 20,000 people and 100,000 visitors each year Cook Islands’ main income comes from tourism. Relax on one of the many beautiful beaches and lagoons, challenge yourself by climbing Te Rua Manga or take a stroll in the shades of Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. For full immersion in the local culture take part in Sunday service at the Christian Church – in Maori language.

Bali is one of Indonesian islands and a major tourist destination due to its beautiful landscapes, aboundant wildlife and numerous historical sites. Visit majestic waterfalls, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary or the former royal palace of Tirtagangga before realxing on a beach. If you’re looking for adventure, Bali has a lot of exciting activities to offer, including canyoning, riding quads, biking and climbing the active volcano of Mount Batur at sunrise!

  • Cook Islands (CK)

  • Bali (ID)

Key points

  • Dates: 2 August 2018 - 29 October 2018
  • 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
  • Stephanie (42) France

    "I LEARNED THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND A NEW PASSION IN LIFE."

  • Wietze (16) Netherlands

    "Teamwork is the key"

  • Annette (18) Denmark

    "I have met new people, been up in the mast, seen indescribable sunsets and laughed a lot. Learning how to sail a ship has been the coolest thing I have done so far and I have confidence in what I do now"

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Picton Castle sailing all sails

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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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    All photos courtesy of BTOWU

    – by Nienke

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  • Clean Circle Navigators 2019: plastic research

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    In 2019 Windseeker teamed up with By the Ocean we Unite (now: The Ocean Movement) for the first time. In the summer 148 Windseekers took part in the first Sustainable Sailing journeys (now: Clean Circle Navigators) on four Tall Ships. …

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