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Halifax (CA) - Louisburg (CA)

31 July - 04 August 2017

4 days, Spirit of South Carolina

From € 475,-

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Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Sail Training

Normal price: € 475,-

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Spirit of South Carolina:
Halifax (CA) - Louisburg (CA)

31 July - 04 August 2017

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta: Outport Programme. Board the Spirit of South Carolina in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a short voyage to Louisburg. Join other Ships in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Expect a warm welcome in Louisburg. Perfect trip for people with limited vacation time and those who want to try out Sail Training in a short journey. The first 1.5 days you will get training at the ship in the dock before you will go to sea. Open to Windseekers of 15 years and older. IMPORTANT: Due to currency rates change, the price in EUR for this journey is approximate – the binding fee is in USD and it’s $500.

Ports

Halifax port is one of the largest fishing ports in the world and the largest Canadian naval base. You may visit several museums and art galleries and take part in one of many festivals. Take a stroll down Halifax Harbourwalk and sit down in one of the multiple cafes, restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of world cuisines - a testament to the city's multiculturality.

  • Halifax (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 31 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 9:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: 0
  • 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
  • Contact your fellow-Windseekers via Windseeker facebook
  • You will sleep in a bunk/cabin
  • "It is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Being a sailor only takes passion and motivation."

    Axel (23), France

You sail on the Spirit of South Carolina

Shipping type: Gaff Schooner
Homeport: Charleston, South Carolina
Date built: 2006
Trainees: 21
Length: 28.85 m (140 ft)
Height of mast: 39.00 m
Sail: 600 m2 (6500 sq. ft)

The Spirit of South Carolina, a two-masted topsail schooner, was born in 2006. Many local volunteers have helped with the construction. The Ship's objective is to honor maritime traditions of Charleston, South Carolina, as well as provide valuable programs for …

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Windseeker logs

  • This is Where I Belong

    Oosterschelde, 2013

    Sailing from Maurituis to Australia

    – by Hannah Hurford

    When I found out that you could still sail traditional ships I remember thinking: a) this is probably a joke, and b) why have I not done it yet? I had experience sailing on yachts and dinghies but with an interest in naval …

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  • On the Right Course

    Gulden Leeuw, 2017 Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta

    Atlantic Crossing from Halifax to Le Havre

    – by Anna (mentor's notes)

      Aug 2nd 2017   Second Day at Sea Today we have started hauling a smaller vessel, Peter von Danzig – we are currently expecting to go on motor for 2 days before the race will resume. The evening was much calmer than yesterday …

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