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Join the tall ship Picton Castle in Sarnia, Ontario on August 11th 2019, in the midst of Sarnia Tall Ships® Celebration 2019, for an unforgettable 14 day adventure that will see you travel from Canada to the United States via Tall Ships Challenge® Kingsville 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 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. This voyage will see you sailing the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River to Lake Erie and paying a visit to Kingsville in Ontario before heading to the home of Brig Niagara. You'll likely be getting to grips with small boat sailing at some point during the trip 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 Erie, Pennsylvania where you'll find yourself a part of Tall Ships® Erie 2019 and disembark on August 25th.
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Mariners Close Limited, 15 Mariners Close, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 7BF, United Kingdom
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