Sy Vahine's sailing adventure Cherbourg (France) - Den Helder (Netherlands) 17.-27.6.2023
Adventure sailing on the European coast: high seas sailing and wonderful coastal towns to visit before the terminal port of Den Helder, which is also the starting city for the Tall Ships Race 2023. Depending on the conditions, on the way we stop in coastal towns of continental Europe. Adventure is guaranteed!
When you come along, you're never just a passenger, but a full-fledged crew member who participates in all sailing tasks, from deck work and sailing maneuvers to maintenance tasks, cleaning and cooking. All tasks are guided, and you don't have to be solely responsible for anything.
Sailing is done according to watch shifts, where tasks and "shifts" vary and roll throughout the day. If you want an experience that combines winning yourself, sharing incredible experiences with new people and all aspects of sailing, you are warmly welcome to join us - you will surely have a great time!
The price includes full maintenance during sailing, equipment (lifejackets and safety line), a program and professional guidance for all everyday tasks of the sailing ship according to the sail training principle.
The price does not include trips to or from the ports, sailing outfits, insurance, corona tests or certificates or other possible official fees, or sightseeing tours / other independent programs in the ports. Please read the booking and cancellation policy carefully before booking.
Is this sailing suitable for a first-timer/ is this sailing challenging enough for an experienced sailor?
The "ease" or "challenge" of sailing consists of many factors: weather conditions, leg length, group size and composition, personal hopes and fears – just to name a few.
As a rule, all our sailings should be treated as an adventure and all our sailings are suitable regardless of the sailing experience. We argue that with each sailing, everyone learns something new either about sailing, about ships, about seamanskills, about themselves, about their own borders, about other people. Practically all of our sailings involve both first-timers or sailors with just a little experience as well as more experienced sailors.
Weather conditions are a big factor in how the challenging nature of sailing is perceived. However, there are big personal differences here: one finds archipelago sailing in home waters challenging when sailing in summer against the wind, and the other is totally ok and functional in the harshest autumn winds on the high seas. If you are wondering a lot about the "challenging nature" of sailing, you should call the office and tell about your own starting point in more detail.
When should I arrive at the port of departure or book flights home from the terminal port?
You can arrive on board from 3 pm to 4 pm on the first day of the leg and the leg ends at 12 noon on the last day indicated. It is advisable to plan flights or accommodation in destinations outside of those times. The ports and Vahine's place at the port of departure will be notified to the participants well in advance of the start of the leg.
When and how is sailing paid?
The sailing is invoiced by e-mail approximately 14 days before the sailing. Sailing is paid in one part. The due date for the invoice is the first sailing day. This means that nothing is paid at the time of booking. Please note that registration for the sailing trip is, however, binding.