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Sailing voyage Z13-24: Crossing the North Sea, sailtraining

Z13-24: North Sea Crossing, sailtraining: Scotland -> Holland (450 miles)

From Edinburgh, we will sail across the North Sea to Rotterdam. Weather and tide will ultimately determine our route, but the plan is to do this in manageable legs. In the evening, we’ll make a navigation plan depending on the weather reports, a hefty but instructive puzzle. We will also master how to interpret weather charts.

On the first day, we will generally not sail through the night to allow everyone to get used to the ship first, but that also depends on whether we can find a sheltered anchorage. If the weather and tide cooperate, we can sail to the pretty small town of Whitby next. We will remain there for a day to explore the village and its surroundings, and to prepare for a long leg to the Netherlands.

A distance of 230 miles with shipping lanes, oil rigs and lots of shipping traffic. An educational crossing with two nights of sailing during which we will use radar and AIS to avoid collisions, but will also practice with recognizing ship navigation lights.

We will sail with a 3-watch system, 3 hours on and 6 hours off. In this way, you’ll get your rest, and it allows you to run a proper watch, also in colder conditions.

In short, an instructive high sea sail training due to the busy shipping lanes, strong currents and tidal calculations, but above all a beautiful sailing voyage along the scenic Scottish coast with lovely harbours.

The approach to Rotterdam is impressive with all the shipping, especially in the dark. The Nieuwe Waterweg is divided into VHF block channels to guide the shipping, a useful learning aspect to this sail training. The final leg through the city centre is very pretty with Rotterdam’s beautiful new skyline and we will also sail under the Erasmus Bridge to our home port, where we will conclude this voyage and our season in a cosy restaurant.

The sailing distances are between 18 and 230 miles. 
The above schedule is subject to weather, wind and tide.

Read more about our sail training

Edinburgh - rotterdam route

Edinburgh – rotterdam route


Information about this sailing holiday

Zeilvakantie:Z13-24Segeltörn:Z13-24Sailing holiday:Z13-24
Boordprijs:€1.709,-per persoonBordpreisse:€1.709,-pro PersonBoard Price:€1.709,-per person
Boordkas:£ 125per persoon, contantBordkasse:£ 125pro Person, barBoard cash:£ 125per person, cash
Vertrek:EdinburghTransfer informatieAbfahrt:EdinburghTransfer informationDeparture:EdinburghTransfer information
Inschepen (18.30 uur):Donderdag26-09-2024Einschiffen (18.30 uhr):Donnerstag26-09-2024Boarding (18.30 uur):Thursday26-09-2024
Aankomst:RotterdamTransfer informatieAnkunft:RotterdamTransfer informationArrival:RotterdamTransfer information
Ontschepen (10.30 uur):Zaterdag05-10-2024Ausschiffen (10.30 uhr):Samstag05-10-2024Disembark (10.30 o'clock):Saturday05-10-2024
Aantal dagen:8,5BagageTagen:8,5GepäckDays:8,5Luggage
Categorie:A/EVerklaring categorieënKategorie:A/EErklärung KategorienCategory:A/EExplanation of categories

Participants of this sailing holiday

Man/ VrouwVrouwManManVrouwManManXXMann/ FrauFrauMannFrauMannMannXXMale/ FemaleFemaleMaleMaleFemaleMaleMaleXX
Boeking/OptieExtra crewBoekingBoekingBoekingBoekingBoekingXXBuchung/OptionenExtra crewFreiBuchungBuchungBuchungBuchungXXBooking/OptionExtra crewBookingBookingBookingBookingBookingXX

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 1.6 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.