Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Close to a year ago, we decided to sign on for the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. This means that in the summer of 2017, Picton Castle will join an international fleet of tall ships for a series of festivals and races. The Regatta actually starts in Europe, in the UK and Portugal, but we’ll meet up with the fleet in Bermuda in early June and remain with the fleet until the end of August.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting news of which Canadian ports we’ll be assigned to visit. As you can imagine, it’s a lot of work for the organizers, Sail Training International, to coordinate the visit of 40+ ships to 30+ ports in Canada. A few weeks ago we were given our list of ports and dates for Picton Castle.
In the summer of 2017, Picton Castle will visit the following ports:
Sept Iles, Quebec
Baie Comeau, Quebec
Norris Point, Newfoundland
Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Digby, Nova Scotia
sail past Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Saint John, New Brunswick
Some of these ports we know and love. Some will be first-time visits for us. We’re excited about them all!
Anyone age 16+ can sign on as a trainee on this voyage, no sailing experience necessary. Dates, legs and costs are available here.