Extreme Sail Training | Halifax to Bermuda

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OCT 5 – 18, 2013

Depart: Halifax, Canada
Arrive: Hamilton, Bermuda
Length: 14 days
Focus: Extreme Sailing, Weather Routing




[tab title=”Overview”]Sail South from Halifax Nova Scotia across the storm-tossed North Atlantic on this extreme sailing adventure.  Crew Members will participate in the passage planning to make a safe passage across the North Atlantic in the fall, helping decide on an optimal departure window, and then set sail on a fast, wet and rough passage to test their seamanship under the expert tutelage of our highly experienced captain.  Depending on weather, they will get a chance to explore the rugged coast of Nova Scotia or the sun-swept reefs and beaches of Bermuda.

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Contribution Includes:

  • 13 night accomodation on Sea Dragon
  • All meals, snacks and drinks aboard the boat (please note that no alcohol is allowed on board)
  • Crew Uniform
  • Instruction in sailing, weather and passage planning
  • Educational Programs and Scientific Research Training
  • Sailing safety equipment and outerwear


Contribution Does Not Include:

  • Transportation to Halifax and from Bermuda
  • Transportation to and from dock
  • Expenses while at port


This expedition is primarily focused on adventurous sailing. It is designed for all sailing experience levels, with a focus on those with some experience looking for a more rugged offshore sailing adventure. For those new to the water, the IYT (International Yacht Training) certification will provide you with all the basic skills you’ll need to be an effective member of a sailing crew. For more information on the certification please visit IYT Worldwide.

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Due to the unpredictable nature of Autumn weather in the North Atlantic, no detailed itineray can be set in advance.  However,  the following is a sample itineray with some exploration on either end of the voyage.  Please note that due to the vagaries of weather this is subject to change.

October 5:Guest Crew will join the Sea Dragon at the dock in Halifax between 3-5 pm. Everyone will have an opportunity to settle into the yacht, and put away their personal belongings. The captain and first mate will give crew a safety and expedition briefing, followed by basic safety training. After an evening meal, the crew will retire and sleep on Sea Dragon for the night. The expedition will begin its first day of sailing at first light the following morning.

October 6-8:  Sea Dragon will explore the coast of Nova Scotia, stopping in historic Lunenberg and exploring some wrecks and abandoned buildings on outlying islands such as Cape Sable or the Seal Islands.

October 9-16 Underway to Bermuda

October 17:  Explore the Island of Bermuda, the shipwreck capital of the world

October 18: Crew will depart Sea Dragon and fly home


[tab title=”Requirements”]All crew members will require a valid passport to sail. This passport must be up to date, and should not expire for at least 6 months past the date of travel.