Join the tall ship Picton Castle in Buffalo, New York on July 7th 2019, in the midst of Basil Port of Call – Buffalo 2019, for an unforgettable 14 day adventure that both begins and ends in the United States via 2019 Cleveland Tall Ships® Festival. You'll be getting hands on with setting the sails, steering the ship, keeping watch and more throughout the voyage and the best part is that no experience is required in order to join - you'll be taught everything you need to know before you need to know it at every stage throughout the journey.
After onboard briefings and a little time to get to know your shipmates you'll be primed to take part in TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes 2019 as crew of Picton Castle. You'll be sailing with land in sight throughout most of the voyage.
You'll be crewing the largest tall ship of the 2019 challenge fleet, spending your summer celebrating the great age of sail through festivals, fireworks, music and more in addition to getting truly hands on with the traditional sailing experience.
While the Great Lakes may sound easy to tackle, quite often they're not. They are perhaps better described as inland seas. On top of sailing, keeping watch and more through both day and night, you may also be transiting canals, locks and other such challenging areas requiring constant work with the rigging. You'll be sailing past Detroit, through the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River as a part of this voyage. You'll likely be getting to grips with small boat sailing too, both under sail and by the power of the oar!
As a part of the Tall Ships Challenge® series you can expect a warm welcome at every port stop, with a chance to meet and possibly even compete with crews of all the other ships.
Whilst aboard Picton Castle you'll find yourself learning more with every day that goes by with a crew that's more than happy to answer any questions you have and skill-building workshops taking place throughout the journey.
If you're thinking of spending more time aboard you'll be pleased to know you're more than welcome to with a 10% discount on your voyage fee if you sail for more than one of the Tall Ships Challenge® legs.
Your journey aboard this beautiful Barque will end in Bay City, Michigan where you'll find yourself a part of Tall Ship Celebration Bay City 2019 and disembark on July 21st.
Voyage Categories: Sail Training
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