2. Offshore sailing from Holland to England 2024
Sail the North Sea with Steady, a sailing adventure from our homeport Medemblik to Dover.
A voyage of approximately 250 NM. During this 7-days voyage, you will also sail at night and participate as a crew member in a watch system, assisted of course by the crew. An adventurous sailing trip in which you are active with all aspects of sailing! A beautiful sea voyage with busy shipping routes, currents and tidal puzzles, but above all a great sailing trip along a beautiful coast with nice harbours such as Ipwich and Ramsgate.
- North Sea crossing
- Night watches
- Private cabins
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.
- 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.
€ 1550,- p.p. based on shared cabin
We charge 50% supplement for single use of a double cabin
- 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 from the boat
- 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
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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