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Toronto (CA) - Buffalo (US)

01 July - 07 July 2019

6 days, Picton Castle

From € 975,-

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Picton Castle:
Toronto (CA) - Buffalo (US)

01 July - 07 July 2019

The Tall Ship Challenge – from Ontario to New York. Join Picton Castle in Toronto, on the bank of Lake Ontario, and cross the lake for the Welland Canal. The canal will bring you to Lake Erie and the city of Buffalo in the state of New York. Enjoy sailing the Tall Ship on the famous Great Lakes, and taking part in the Tall Ships Challenge events. 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

Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, art and culture. Toronto is also widely known as on of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
When you are here, why not take a trip from above the sea to under the sea and go visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Or take a trip to Toronto Zoo and feed the animals there. And if the weather is not the best you can take a tour at Art Gallery of Ontario.

Key points

  • Dates: 1 July 2019 - 7 July 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
  • "Very fun, eye-opening adventure."

    Sterre (16), the Netherlands

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

  • The Tall Ships Races 2020 postponed to 2021

    – by Windseeker

    New dates for the Tall Ships Races 2020 - postponed to 2021   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Tall Ships Races 2020 have been postponed by the organiser - Sail Training International. Instead of 2020, the Races will take place in August …

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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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