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An Adventure through the Straits of Mackinac to Wisconsin in the Tall Ships Challenge® 2019

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Join the tall ship Picton Castle in Bay City, Michigan on July 21st 2019, in the midst of Tall Ship Celebration Bay City 2019, for an unforgettable 14 day adventure that both begins and ends in the United States via Nicolet Bank Tall Ships 2019. 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 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. You'll be taking on a passage from Lake Huron through the Straits of Mackinac to Lake Michigan to the port of Green Bay in Wisconsin for a visit before sailing through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal to Kenosha in Wisconsin. 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 Kenosha, Wisconsin where you'll find yourself a part of Tall Ships Challenge® Kenosha 2019 and disembark on August 4th.

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