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Sarnia (CA) - Kingsville (CA) - Erie (US)

11 August - 25 August 2019

14 days, Picton Castle

From € 1595,-

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Sail Training

Normal price: € 1595,-

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Picton Castle:
Sarnia (CA) - Kingsville (CA) - Erie (US)

11 August - 25 August 2019

Boarding the Picton Castle in Sarnia on the southern bank of Lake Huron, you will then make your way through the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River to Lake Erie. Visit Kingsville, near the southernmost point of land in Canada. Afterwards you will cross the lake towards the US, disembarking in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania. Enjoy the summer days spent sailing on the Great Lakes, and evenings under the stars. Switch off for a while, and exchange the ringind of your cellphone for the sound of waves crashing against the hull. Discover yourself in a new light and come back full of energy and great memories. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years. In order to ensure positive atmosphere on baord, all trainees must go through an application process before confirming the place on board – contact info@windseeker.org for details. Important: please make sure that your travel documents are in order for both visited countries.

Ports

Sarnia, by the Lake Huron, is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is connected to the US city of Port Huron with the Blue Water Bridge over the St. Clair River. There are over 100 parks in Sarnia, including the lakeside Canatara Park and Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area. The Germain Park is famous for its flowers. You can also visit the Stones 'n Bones Museum where you might get the tour from the owners themselves.

Key points

  • Dates: 11 August 2019 - 25 August 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

  • A Few Moments of Peace

    Morgenster, September 2014

    Baltic Sea

    – by Windseeker Jan

    "There were dolphins!”, my watch mate told me when I emerged from my cabin. “Hundreds of them! Jumping and blowing! You missed them!” I thought he was pulling my leg, but apparently he wasn’t. When seasickness claims you, you miss …

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  • Almost Home

    Oosterschelde

    Cape Verde - Netherlands

    – by crew Oosterschelde

    In a way we’re having bad luck: the English Channel is an area with a lot of traffic. Unfortunately we cannot see it. On our last day at sea the temperature dropped till 7 degrees (above zero, fortunately) and the …

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Photos

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