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2. Offshore Segelreise nach England 2024

Join adventure yacht Steady as she sails from her homeport in Holland, crossing the North Sea to finish in the English port of Dover.

Enjoy open water sailing as Steady makes her annual voyage across the North Sea from the Dutch port of Medemblik to the white cliffs of Dover. This offshore sailing adventure will cover about 250 nautical miles over seven days as you become part of the watch system with the crew. Discover the wonder of night sailing under the stars, navigate busy shipping routes and solve tidal puzzles.

This voyage is perfect for those looking to spend more time on the open water, learning new sailing skills and improving existing. Get involved with all aspects of sailing under the friendly guidance of skippers Jan-Willem and Marielle and stop-over in harbours such as Ipswich and Ramsgate.

 

  • SKIPPERED SAILING
  • (SOME) PREVIOUS SAILING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • NORTH SEA CROSSING
  • NIGHT WATCHES
  • PRIVATE CABINS
  • 250 NAUTICAL MILES
  • FULL BOARD
TRAVEL PLANNING

Embarkation: Saturday 06.04.24 at 10 am in Medemblik

Disembarkation: Friday 12.04.24 at 10 am in Dover

DAY 1 – AMSTERDAM (APPROX. 32 NM)

On Saturday 6 April 10 am, your adventure starts! We spend the morning getting acquainted, safety on board and everything you need to know about the ship. You will also be briefed on the upcoming voyage. In the afternoon, we set sail for Amsterdam.

DAY 2 AND 3 – IPWICH (APPROX. 145 NM)

The next morning we sail towards the sealocks and prepare ourselves for the North sea crossing to Ipwich. A distance about 130 miles in which we also have a night watch.. It is a busy sailing area, so active outlook is extra important. You can gain a lot of experience in recognising ship lights and buoyage. Ipwich lies at the mouth of the River Orwell. The town has a rich history and is one of the oldest towns in the UK. A nice place to stretch your legs and recover from the crossing.

When you sail to the River Orwell, it is a tradition for many sailors to have some food and drink at the Butt & Oyster in the hamlet of Pin Mill. A destination for the bucket list. When the time schedule allows, we will pick up this spot.

DAY 4 – RAMSGATE (APPROX. 50 NM)

From Ipwich to Ramsgate is a distance of about 50NM. Ramsgate is a coastal town in County Kent.

DAY 5 – VISIT TO RAMSGATE

A visit to Ramsgate is well worthwhile and there are several interesting sites such as the Sailors church and the Ramsgate tunnels.

DAY – 6 DOVER (APPROX. 20 NM)

On this last sailing day we sail to the white cliffs of Dover. We will end the day together with the captains’ dinner!

DAY 7 – DEPARTURE FROM DOVER

Unfortunately, this voyage has come to an end! On this last day, we will say goodbye to each other after breakfast at 10 am.

NB: This itinerary is intended to give you an impression of what a trip could look like. Weather and wind have a major influence on this sailing area. This allows the itinerary to be adjusted.

NOTE:
  • You have (some) sailing experience
  • You are in good physical and mental condition
  • You do not mind sailing at night and being assigned to watchkeeping
  • Age from 16 years (if you are 68+ please contact us first)
CATERING ON BOARD

All meals on board are included in the price, including accompanying drinks (tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, etc.) A glass of wine will be served with dinner. No alcohol is served during sailing for safety reasons. Other drinks are not included and will be charged at the end of the trip.

Our meals are healthy and varied but above all tasty! We can also accommodate dietary requirements such as gluten-free – lactose-free – veg – low-carb.

PRICE

€ 1550,- p.p. based on shared cabin

We charge 50% supplement for single use of a double cabin

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • Crew: captain, mate/cook
  • All meals are included in the price (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks)
  • All bedding (pillow, sheets & duvet) and wash towel
  • Marina and fuel fees
  • All tender trips to and fro the boat
  • Lifejacket
  • Musto sailing waterproofs whilst on the boat
  • Use of eco-friendly shower gel + hair shampoo
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Any flights
  • Transit hotels
  • Travel to and from the boat on the day of joining/leaving
  • Travel and/or cancellation insurance
  • Personal expenses

For all questions or enquiries, click here

GUARANTEE SCHEME

This offer is covered under the guarantee of STO Garant. You can find the terms and conditions of this guarantee at STO garant’s website. https://sto-garant.nl/en/downloads

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