Class Afloat Foundation Fundraiser Sail

Posted on 1 November 2018 @ 7:39pm

Class Afloat Foundation Fundraiser Sail

Once again we are happy to offer our Class Afloat community the opportunity to sail the tall ship, Gulden Leeuw. This year our sail will take place January 10th to 16th, 2019 while our students are home for a well-earned rest between Semesters 1 and 2. 

All Alumni, family and friends of Class Afloat are welcome to join!

The 2019 Class Afloat Foundation Alumni Sail is special. Through The Class Afloat Foundation, all proceeds from registration fees will be donated to support the work of the Foundation, providing scholarships that will help make a Class Afloat student's dream come true.


January 10th - Bridgetown, Barbados

  • Afternoon - Board Gulden Leeuw, settle in, ship tours
  • Dinner on ship
  • Evening – all hands meeting for sail planning, preparation, procedures

January 11th - Bridgetown, Barbados

  • Morning – safety training, ship familiarization
  • Depart afternoon to Bequia, Grenadines (102 NM)

January 12th - Bequia, St Vincent and The Grenadines

  • Early morning arrival, Bequia, The Grenadines
  • Day ashore
  • Late afternoon, departure for Soufriere, St Lucia (57 NM)

January 13th - Soufriere, St Lucia

  • Early Morning, arrival in Soufriere, St Lucia
  • Day ashore
  • Afternoon, departure for St Pierre, Martinique  (56NM)

January 14th - St Pierre, Martinique

  • Early morning arrival in St Pierre, Martinique
  • Day, evening ashore

January 15th - Sailing Day

  • Morning departure for Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Sail all day to Barbados (136 NM)

January 16th - Bridgetown, Barbados

  • Morning arrival in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Disembark Gulden Leeuw midday

Port Descriptions

Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines
According to Lonely Planet, “Bequia (beck-way) is the most perfect island in the Grenadines”. We will anchor in Port Elizabeth with lots of lively local restaurants, an active yachting community and access to beaches and hiking.

The island's enduring seafaring heritage is one of its most striking features. Virtually every Bequia family has some connection to the sea either past or present. Today Bequia is a popular landing point for many transatlantic yacht crossings from Europe and Africa.

Soufriere, St. Lucia
Soufriere is on the west coast of St. Lucia, an island country with lush, tropical forests, magnificent waterfalls, hiking trails and beaches to explore. While in port, you may also choose to visit the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just south of town.

Volcanic in origin, Martinique is a mountainous island crowned by still-smoldering Mont Pelée, the volcano that wiped out the former capital of St-Pierre in 1902. Martinique is a taste of France in the Caribbean, offering up great food, markets, restaurants and scenery in the surrounding area.

Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, a bustling city of 110,000 situated on Carlisle Bay, is the capital city of Barbados. Before or after your sail, you may choose to explore the city’s colonial architecture, go scuba diving and surfing, and perhaps even check out a rum distillery tour.

Registration and Fees

The registration fee for the 2019 Class Afloat Foundation Alumni Sail is $1,200 CAD ($1,100 for Class Afloat Students) inclusive of all meals, ship accommodation, port landing fees and ship-to-shore transfers. Travel to and from Barbados is not included.

All Proceeds will be donated to The Class Afloat Foundation.

The last two Alumni Sails sold out. Please give us an indication of your interest as soon as possible and we will hold places for your party while you work through planning and arrangements.

To express interest or register, please contact Stacey Benoit at Class Afloat. Phone 1.902.634.1895 or 1 800 301-SAIL (7245)

For more information about The Class Afloat Foundation 2019 AlumniFamily and Fiends Sail, please contact us at the Class Afloat Head Office and speak to Stacey, David or Megan.

Remember that all proceeds raised will be donated to The Class Afloat Foundation. Your participation will directly support a student's participation in the life-changing journey that is Class Afloat.

We look forward to sailing with you!

The Class Afloat Foundation

Our mission is to support young people that wish to engage in experiential learning opportunities and who demonstrate their commitment to learning, leadership and responsible global citizenship.

The Class Afloat Foundation recognizes the benefits of experiential education programs such as the life-changing journey made possible by Class Afloat - West Island College International. The Foundation offers financial support by awarding scholarships to students pursuing a Class Afloat experience.

For more information, please visit The Class Afloat Foundation website.