Since travel to Spain and the Canaries this summer will be severely restricted and, for many, undesirable, we have decided to take Atlantic Sailing to the Netherlands this summer 2020.
As many of you know, it is Richard’s home and sailing grounds for most of his life. He has put together a fantastic sailing itinerary and we both welcome you to join us.
Yalla, our First 40.7 will be based in the picturesque town of Enkhuizen on the Ijsselmeer, easily accessible from Schiphol airport by train (less then 2 hour train ride).
The Ijsselmeer offers pleasant, non tidal sailing with many attractive historical towns to visit.
A one day sail from Enkhuizen takes us to the Waddenzee, the challenging tidal northern part of the Netherlands. Navigating this area requires careful passage planning based on the proper calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams. This is one of the best areas to put to practice what you have been learning about tides.
Destinations will be the islands of Texel, Vlieland or Terschelling, each with it’s own natural beauty, endless beaches and small island charm.
The return passage can either offer more tidal challenges in the Waddenzee, or a proper offshore passage navigating the Northsea.
See here possible itineraries.
We will be offering the full RYA program (incl. Yachtmaster) and special holiday and adventure packages. See here for all info.
You will be missing the blue ocean, steady winds and the sunshine of the Canaries. But we can guarantee what you get in return when sailing with us in the Netherlands will be more than worth it.
Get in touch with us when you are interested, stating preferred time and activity (course), and we will try to make it happen without any obligations from your end. When your earlier course with us was already paid but cancelled you are very welcome to join us without further costs either in the Netherlands, or in Lanzarote from September onwards.