The Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is truly the adventure of a lifetime. Sailing in the wake of the great explorers, you could be travelling 7,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic. The event celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation through its founders and founding provinces, which is a unique chance to commemorate the rich history of sailing in Canada and around the world.
In addition to the host race ports, the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will also visit a number of beautiful Canadian guest ports. The Guest Ports Programme is an opportunity to sample the hospitality of more than 31 different and beautiful Canadian guest ports in the region. Away from the high energy of racing and four-day host city festivities, it’s a chance for vessels to enjoy a pre-planned stop-over, and to take advantage of a programme of events and crew facilities which will be provided in each port.
During these stops, the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta fleet, professional crew members and novice sailors (you?!) will be able to celebrate this great milestone anniversary and sample the vast and diverse maritime heritage that Canada has to offer.
Located on Eastern Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, the city of Louisburg is home to the historic jewel, the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Sail down the west coast of Newfoundland and across the Cabot Strait to Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, home of the famous fortress of Cape Breton. Named by French military forces after Louis XIV of France, the harbour has been used by Europeans since the late 1500s. While the Fortress of Louisbourg, which depicts life here in the 1700s, is the main attraction, the town of Louisbourg and its surrounding beaches and forests are also worth a visit.
The voyage from Corner Brook to Louisburg is 5 days. We expect to be 3 days at sea.Optional reservation Booking form