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Summerside (CA) - Sept-Îles (CA) - Baie-Comeau (CA)

01 July - 15 July 2017

14 days, Picton Castle

From € 1557,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

18+: € 1557,-

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Picton Castle:
Summerside (CA) - Sept-Îles (CA) - Baie-Comeau (CA)

01 July - 15 July 2017

Places at request – Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – Cruise in Company 1A. Join the Picton Castle in Summerside. Summerside is a Canadian city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. It is the second largest city in the province and the principal municipality for the western part of the island. You will have time for sailing and to make a stop underway at Sept-Îles and end up in Baie-Comeau. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 18 years.

Ports

Summerside is a 19th century town on Prince Edward Island. Despite its small size - it has less than 15,000 inhabitants - Summerside boasts quite a cultural life! Visit the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada for a short concert or the Harbourfront Theatre for exhibitions, plays and concerts. Spinnaker's Landing is a must-see waterfront market, with many tiny shops offering souvenirs, clothes and items related to the island's Celtic heritage.

Baie-Comeau is a Canadian city on the shore of Saint Lawrence River. Visit the Jardin des glaciers for intetresting stories about glaciers and go on a hike in Boise de la Pointe St Gilles where you will discover the beauty of Canadian's nature.

  • Summerside (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 1 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
  • Embarkation: 12:00 / Disembarkation: 12:00
  • 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
  • One-off registration fee €25
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bags and towels
  • French Windseekers need to become member of Les Amis des Grands Voiliers
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I loved the bond we all made together, and how we had to help each other sailing the ship and setting sails."

    Mia Rosa (17), Denmark

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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