SAILING TO SCOTLAND:
MEDEMBLIK (NL) – INVERNESS (SCO)
23 APRIL 12:00 – 02 MEI 10:00 2022 | 10 DAYS |€1200,- PER PERSON | FULL BOARD
Join Steady as she crosses the North Sea from the Netherlands to Scotland on her first voyage of the 2022 season!
Set sail from Medemblik in the Netherlands to Inverness for a springtime passage crossing. This fabulous voyage offers the opportunity to experience sailing the North Sea – keep your eyes peeled for whales and other wildlife.
The total voyage is roughly 550 miles, and Steady will travel this under sail as much as possible, even at night which means you will have the chance to experience a night sail – something which many of our guests count as a highlight of their voyage. During the ten days at sea, you will have time to visit towns like Whitby (the home of Dracula!) and Holy Island. As with all passage crossings, there is plenty of opportunities to get to grips with handling Steady, taking turns at the helm, keeping watch and learning the basics of navigation.
Your voyage will begin in the Dutch maritime city of Medemblik, located an 1 1/2 hour away from Amsterdam and Schiphol, the international airport. It’s quite a small city, but there is a castle to visit and a few other attractions – and of course, Amsterdam is well worth a visit too if you wanted to combine some sightseeing with your voyage!
Once Steady has left Medemblik, she will head for IJmuiden, before reaching open waters. The following few days will see the passage get well and truly underway, with the ship gliding through the waters of the North Sea as you get to know your vessel and your fellow shipmates. Before reaching Inverness, Steady may call in at Whitby and Holy Island. Each of these places has plenty to see.
Of course, the exact itinerary is weather dependent, so it can be necessary to skip or change one of these stops. Once you’ve arrived, take some time to see this beautiful city – the capital of the Highlands. Visit the historic castle, built in the 1800s on the site of an 11th Century defensive structure, or wander through one of the city’s many museums.
An idea of the possible voyage itinerary:
Day 1 – Embarkation Medemblik
On Saturday 23 April at 12:00 your sailing adventure starts! We spend this afternoon to meat your fellow shipmates, learn about safety on board and everything you need to know about the ship. You will also be informed about the upcoming trip. In the afternoon or the next morning we set sail towards the North Sea.
Day 2 and 3 – Crossing the North Sea
We will set a course for the English coastal town of Whitby. During the 3rd day, we aim to arrive in the English harbour town of Whitby. (250 nm.)
Day 4 – Visit Whitby
Discover Whitby Abbey, the James Cook Museum and then settle down on a terrace in the old atmospheric city!
Information of Whitby: https://www.visitwhitby.com/english-heritage-whitby
Day 5 and 6 – Sail to Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
(85nm.) We leave Whitby and sail to Lindesfarne. A bay with an impressive large seal population, we can visit the island with the dinghy. There are remains of an old monastery from 635, Lindisfarne Priory, and on a steep cliff is a 16th-century castle, Lindisfarne castle. We will anchor overnight in the beautiful, sheltered stream area.
Day 7 and 8 – 175 miles to Inverness
We leave our anchorage and set sail for the 175 miles to Inverness. We will arrive Inverness at day 8.
Day 9 – Visit Inverness
Visit the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Inverness has many attractions such as Inverness Castle and the Culloden Battlefield. But of course, you can also try whiskey at a distillery. We will end the evening together at Captains diner and for those who have energy left after this day has to visit Hootananny, the best pub in town!
Day 10 – Disembark Steady
Unfortunately, this beautiful sailing adventure has come to an end! On this last day we say goodbye to each other after breakfast.
Whichever route you sail with Steady, be sure that the views will be breathtaking and the wildlife in abundance, so have your eyes peeled and your binoculars at the ready for a wonderful trip. With food included, private cabins and comfy social spaces, this is an adventure not to be missed!
This journey description is meant to give you an impression of how the journey could look. Weather conditions are however a big influence in this area. Therefor the travel-plan can get changed.
Maximum number of guests:
There is availability for a maximum of 6 guests.
The crew will be either 3 of 4 people
For whom is this sailing adventure suitable?
- You are over 16 years old
- Are you over 70 years old? Please contact us first.
- Your health and mobility is sufficient for a sailing trip at sea
- Some sailing experience (for the journeys within Scotland sailing experience is not needed)
- You enjoy night-sailing.
What language is spoken on board?
We are sailing with an international group of people. The crew is Dutch and speaks English and German. The main language on deck will be English when there are multiple nationalities on board.
Single berth in twin cabin
Optional: Twin cabin (Single occupancy) Surcharge of 35%
Terms of payment
The payment amount will be paid in 2 terms*:
25%: Two weeks after the reservation
75%: One month before the start of the voyage
*If the reservation is made within 6 weeks prior to departure the boarding price will be charged in 1 term.
- Crew: Captain, mate (1 or 2) and cook
- Bedsheets and towels
- All meals snacks and hot drinks
- Use of eco-friendly shower gel and shampoo
- Use of a MUSTO BR1 sailing suit (jacket and trousers) size S-XXL
- All ship- cleaning- and reservation costs, STO guarantee, VAT
- Travel to and from the ship.
- Personal expenses
- Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks on board
- possible extra tickets and entry fees
- Travel- and/or cancellation-insurance.
What do I take?
Waterproof (hiking)shoes with good grip
Rainboots or a second pair of shoes for wet weather
Warm clothing. Out on the water wind chill makes it feel colder, so remember layered clothing and thermo-underlayers
a hat, it can be cold out on the water!
Light rain-clothing for on-shore, our sailing gear is not suitable for walking or hiking
Sun-protection (Sunglasses, sunscreen)
Passport or ID
There is no room for suitcases, therefor use soft travel bags.
This offer is covered by the warranty of STO Garant. You can find the terms and conditions of this guarantee at STO garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/downloads).