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Louisbourg (CA) - Lunenburg (CA)

06 August - 11 August 2017

5 days, Wylde Swan

From € 900,-

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15+ : € 900,-

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Wylde Swan:
Louisbourg (CA) - Lunenburg (CA)

06 August - 11 August 2017

NO PLACES AVAILABLE ANYMORE. Join the Wylde Swan for a short but beautiful voyage of 5 days. Start in Louisburg and end up in Lunenburg, the hometown of the Bluenose 2. Discover the beautiful nature of Canada. Hoist the sails, learn navigation and voluntarily climb the masts. Open for all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

Louisbourg is a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada, named in honor of the French king Louis XIV. Its harbour dates back to the 16th century. Take a walk to see the 18th century fortress, the Kennington cove Beach or a picturesque lighthouse and admire the surrounding nature. You can also visit the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway Museum.

Lunenburg is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Historically the town was involved in several wars, including the American Revolution. Today the town is a fishery port and has several small shipyards that have managed to preserve the skills of the sailing era. Did you know that the replica of the ‘Bounty’ was built here? Visit the historic city centre on foot or by horse and carriage, and enjoy a leisurely hike in the grassy hills of the surrounding countryside.

  • Louisbourg (CA)

Key points

  • Dates: 6 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
  • Embarkation: 15:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum of 35
  • 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 hammock/bunk/cabin
  • "This adventure brings a lot of feelings with it, it's a wake-up call for life."

    Ian (20), Belgium

You sail on the Wylde Swan

Pictured: Tall Ship Wylde Swan sailing
Shipping type: 2-masted topsail schooner
Homeport: Makkum (NL)
Date built: 1920
Trainees: 36
Length: 62 m
Height of mast: 43 m
Sail: 1130 m2

As a topsail schooner, Wylde Swan has impressive fore-and-aft sails, with a couple of additional square sails on the foremast. That makes the ship both fast and great for Sail Training activities! The crew are well-trained professional sailors and volunteers, whose …

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