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Kingston (CA) - Kingston (CA)

07 August - 13 August 2017

6 days, Playfair

From € 745,-

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Sail Training

13-18: € 745,-

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Playfair:
Kingston (CA) - Kingston (CA)

07 August - 13 August 2017

Join the Playfair in Kingston, Ontario – a freshwater sailing capital of Canada! After getting to know the Ship a little you will set the sails and go on to explore the Lake Ontario. You will have a few stopovers in charming little towns on the shores of the lake, before sailing back to Kingston. A journey of 6 days, perfect for novice and experienced sailors alike. Open to young Windseekers aged 13-18 only.

Ports

Kingston is a city located on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. The city has a long military history, the evidence of which is easily visible. Take a walk and visit Fort Henry, an old fortress that was first built in 1813 and later rebuilt in 1836. They have a sunset ceremony you must see. Also visit the beautiful Sydenham Street United Church built in 1856.

Kingston is a city located on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. The city has a long military history, the evidence of which is easily visible. Take a walk and visit Fort Henry, an old fortress that was first built in 1813 and later rebuilt in 1836. They have a sunset ceremony you must see. Also visit the beautiful Sydenham Street United Church built in 1856.

  • Kingston (CA)

  • Kingston (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 7 August 2017 - 13 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 13:00 / Disembarkation: 13:00
  • For Windseekers age 13-18
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 18
  • 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 bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "I felt like a free human. Everything I did felt so good."

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You sail on the Playfair

Shipping type: Brigantine
Homeport: Toronto (CA)
Date built: 1973
Trainees: 18
Length: 22m
Height of mast: 16,7m
Sail: 250m2

Playfair, along with her sister Pathfinder, is operated by Toronto Brigantine, Inc (TBI). Since 1962 the organisation uses Sail Training in order to build character in young people. TBI aims to deliver challenging programs aboard the traditionally rigged Ships. The …

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