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New Orleans (US) - Pitcairn (PN) - Cook Islands (CK)

23 April - 01 August 2018

100 days, Picton Castle

From € 13160,-

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Expedition Oceancrossing Sail Training

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Picton Castle:
New Orleans (US) - Pitcairn (PN) - Cook Islands (CK)

23 April - 01 August 2018

From US South Coast to The Pitcairn Islands and from French Polynesia to Cook Islands, this journey will bring you into an outstandfing adventure. By crossing The Panama Canal you will reach the Pacific Ocean in no time; there, wonderfull landscpaes and tropical islands will await your arrival. Enjoy the intense and warm summer sun on the deck in this epic voyage of over 4 months. Once you’ve reached the Cook Islands, the Ship will continue her journey around the globe. Check out the other parts of this amazing cruise on the website! No sailing experience required, selection process applies. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

New Orleans is in one of the two USA’s regions located below the sea level. The city is birthplace of jazz and is well-known for its rich multicultural scene. Take a look at the European architecture in The French Quarter. Go to the Uptown, the city’s most historic district. Check out the beautiful sculptures and tombs in one of 42 famous cemeteries. Take part in festivals, visit the museums and music events full of historic heritage.

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.

  • New Orleans (US)

  • Cook Islands (CK)

Key points

  • Dates: 23 April 2018 - 1 August 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
  • 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"

  • Axel (23) France

    "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

  • Joanna (21) Iceland

    "Amazing experience. Amazing people. Amazing memories."

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

  • Changing the way we think: Looking for Sustainable Horizons

    Gulden Leeuw, July/August 2019

    The Hague - London - Amsterdam

    – by Trainees

    Participating countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, UK and Italy.   The Logbook 27th of July 2019 Already on the bus on my way to The Hague I met another trainee with whom I found the Gulden Leeuw. We arrived quite early. On the …

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  • A busy and productive day at sea

    Gulden Leeuw, July 2015

    Aalborg

    – by Trainees Charlotte and Pernille

    Charlotte (26), UK We were lucky as a watch this morning and didn’t go on sail watch until 8 a.m. Some people had to get up to make breakfast but the rest of us enjoyed our lie-in and were bright-eyed and …

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