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Sailing voyage ZC1: Crossing the North Sea, sailtraining (450 miles)

ZC1: Crossing the North Sea, sailtraining 2021 (450 Miles)

We will set sail from the city center of Rotterdam off to Scheveningen. A laid-back start of the trip, with a cup of coffee we can enjoy sailing under 4 bridges including the iconic Erasmus Bridge. It is impressive to see Rotterdam from the water with all the busy shipping traffic. The ‘New Waterway’ is divided into mariphone block channels to guide shipping, an interesting aspect of this sail-training. Depending on the current, it is about three hours sailing to the North Sea, which gives us plenty of time to go through everything on deck.

In the evening we will make a route plan depending on the weather reports, a challenging puzzle. We will also study the weather charts. Our first plan will be to sail over to Whitby (U.K.), but Whitby is not an all weather access port and entering 24 hours a day is also not possible because of a sand bar.  The route itself is crowded with shipping traffic routes, fishing vessels wind farms and oil rigs. An educational crossing where we will sail through the night in a watch system. An excellent exercise for studying the almanac and currents, practice with light recognition, radar & AIS, making bearings to prevent collisions and night sailing.

Whitby is a very beautiful and charming old fishing port. If the weather cooperates we will have some time left to recover and enjoy the cozy English atmosphere and sights.

After a night of rest, we sail further along the English coast up to Scotland. The wind determines the destination, but if it works out, we can make a stopover in, for example, Eyemouth or the charming Stonehaven. Again, active sailing in a watch system and we will have to keep a sharp lookout for shipping, fishing and wind farms.

This sail-training ends in Peterhead. A working harbour full of supply vessels for the oil rigs. We will end the trip in a pub, for a meal and a beer.

In short, an instructive sail training because of the busy shipping routes, strong currents and tidal puzzles, but above all a beautiful sailing voyage along a beautiful coast with nice harbours.

The above schedule is subject to weather, wind and tide.

Read more about our sail training

 

Information about this sailing holiday

Zeilvakantie:ZC1Segeltörn:ZC1Sailing holiday:ZC1
Boordprijs:€ 1099,-per persoonBordpreisse:€ 1099,-pro PersonBoard Price:€ 1099,-per person
Boordkas:£ 290,-per persoon, contantBordkasse:£ 290,-pro Person, barBoard cash:£ 290,-per person, cash
Vertrek:RotterdamTransfer informatieAbfahrt:RotterdamTransfer informationDeparture:RotterdamTransfer information
Inschepen (18.30 uur):Zaterdag26-06-2021Einschiffen (18.30 uhr):Samstag26-06-2021Boarding (18.30 uur):Saturday26-06-2021
Aankomst:PeterheadTransfer informatieAnkunft:PeterheadTransfer informationArrival:PeterheadTransfer information
Ontschepen (10.30 uur):Zondag05-07-2021Ausschiffen (10.30 uur):Sonntag05-07-2021Disembark (10.30 uur):Sunday05-07-2021
Aantal dagen:8,5BagageTagen:8,5GepäckDays:8,5Luggage
Categorie:A/C/EVerklaring categorieënKategorie:A/C/EErklärung KategorienCategory:A/C/EExplanation of categories

Participants of this sailing holiday

Man/ VrouwManManMan-XXMann/FrauMannMannMann-XXMale/ FemaleMaleMaleMale-XX
Leeftijd544152XXAlter544152XXAge544152XX
NationaliteitNEDNEDISRXXNationalitätNEDNEDISRXXNationalityNEDNEDISRXX
Boeking/Optieextra crewBoekingBoekingXXBuchung/Optionenextra crewBuchungBuchungXXBooking/Optionextra crewBookingBookingXX

Sailing holiday Prices 

The ‘board price’ of the voyage is the rent for ship and crew, which must be paid up front.

The ‘board cash’ is the amount per person for the food and drink on board (including crew), as well as fuel, water, shore, port fees and taxes, but excluding trips, food and drinks ashore. This amount must be paid upon embarkation in cash to the skipper (in the appropriate currency). What remains after the sailing holiday, will be refunded.

With less than 3 participants, the ‘board cash’ is usually not sufficient. In that case, there will be a surcharge of up to € 50 per person.

 

Sailing holidays discount

Customer Discount:
If you book a second sailing holiday with us within a year, you’ll get 5% off the ‘board price’.

Group discount:
If you book a sailing holiday as a group (more than 3 passengers), you will receive 5% discount per person on the ‘board price’.

Youth Discount:
If you are under 29 years old, you will get 10% discount on the ‘board price’.

Discounts can not be combined with each other.

 

Sailing holiday with your own private cabin

If you would like  a private cabin (room), you can reserve this for 1.5 times theboard price’.

 

 

Sailing holiday categories

Category A:
Offshore crossings, includes also sailing throughout the nights. Passengers will also be grouped in the watch system.

Category B:
Offshore sailing holidays, there will be no sailing throughout the nights, but occasionally a late arrival at the harbour (or an early departure), depending on the weather.

Category C:
Relaxed sailing holidays with shorter sailing distances, including more time for sightseeing and sometimes a nice land excursion.

Category D:
Sailing holiday specials, from ‘Sailing holidays with Yoga’ up to expedition sailing. Not every season available.

Category E:
Sailing holiday’s with extra sailtraining.

Category F:
Sailing holidays with also small children on board.