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Sailing voyage ZC10: sailtraining – Crossing the English Channel 2020

ZC10: Sail training & mile builder NED-UK-FRA (350M)     

From the city center of Rotterdam we will sail under the iconic Erasmus bridge to Stellendam. This first day is a shorter stretch, but by doing so everyone, can get comfortable on the boat and we can practice a bit with sail handling. In the evening we will define a route plan depending on the weather forecasts. The initial plan is to sail south along the Belgian coast. This part of the North Sea is crowded with shipping and full of wind farms and a tangle of buoys. We have to listen out on the VHF radio channels and there are special corridors between the wind farms and the shipping lanes  where we are allowed to  cross. Depending on the weather and tide, we can make a pit stop in Oostende at night before crossing over the English Channel to Dover. A nice puzzle and a good exercise for ship light recognition and for practicing with radar and AIS.

Dover is a nice busy port, with a new marina and of course the famous ‘white cliffs’. On top lies a beautiful castle. The port entrance of Dover is very interesting because of the ongoing ferry traffic. If the weather cooperates, we will have some time left to visit the castle, or for a walk to the lighthouse for ‘Tea  and  scones’,  with magnificent views over the English Channel.

Then we cross over to Cherbourg in Normandy, also another night at sea. Again with a broad busy shipping lane. This means active watch keeping,  night sailing and maintaining a lookout for shipping and fishing vessels. To continue to the Channel Islands, we really have to calculate the tides right. The current is so strong, that we really need to have it with it us, and certain harbours have a drying threshold, so the time forgoing in or out is limited, a nice puzzle. We will end this sailing voyage in Geurnsey and the last night we will go out for a meal and a beer.

The daily distances vary between 25 and 145 miles. The above schedule depends on weather, wind and tide. If necessary, it will be adapted.
Read more about our sail training

Sailtraining English Channel



Information about this sailing holiday

Zeilvakantie:ZC10Segeltörn:ZC10Sailing holiday:ZC10
Boordprijs:€ 1049,-per persoonBordpreisse:€ 1049,-pro PersonBoard Price:€ 1049,-per person
Boordkas:£ 270,-per persoon, contantBordkasse:£ 270,-pro Person, barBoard cash:£ 270,-per person, cash
Vertrek:RotterdamTransfer informatieAbfahrt:RotterdamTransfer informationDeparture:RotterdamTransfer information
Inschepen (18.30 uur):maandag03-08-2020Einschiffen (18.30 uhr):Montag03-08-2020Boarding (18.30 uur):Monday03-08-2020
Aankomst:Guernsey / CherbourgTransfer informatieAnkunft:Guernsey / CherbourgTransfer informationArrival:Guernsey / CherbourgTransfer information
Ontschepen (10.30 uur):woensdag12-08-2020Ausschiffen (10.30 uur):Mittwoch12-08-2020Disembark (10.30 uur):Wednesday12-08-2020
Aantal dagen:8,5BagageTagen:8,5GepäckDays:8,5Luggage
Categorie:E/AVerklaring categorieënKategorie:E/AErklärung KategorienCategory:E/AExplanation of categories


Participants of this sailing holiday

Watch leader: –

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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.