SAILING WEEKEND WADDEN SEA
Wind, sun, sea, salty air, great company and beautiful views. We are going on an amazing sailing adventure on the open water of the Wadden Sea (UNESCO). Sailing on the Wadden Sea is something special. It is a different world, it’s dominated by the forces of nature. It is a great place to unplug from daily life, reconnect with nature, be active and recharge our batteries.
DAY 1: ALL ABOARD
The characteristic village of Harlingen on the coast of the Wadden Sea is the perfect starting point for our sailing weekend. We enter our sailboat at 20.00. After the cabins are assigned, we’ve got the evening to get to know each other, the boat and the skipper. Don’t stay up too late, because we’ll need our energy to sail the ship the next day.
Meals: no meals included today
DAY 2: AI AI CAPTAIN!
We start the day with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast our possible sailing destinations are discussed. We’ll go where the forces of nature take us. It depends entirely on the wind and the tides. It might be possible to sail to one of the Dutch islands (Vlieland or Terschelling) and it could also be possible that we spend the night together with the seals on a sandbank. In short, it will be an adventure. We’ve got our home (the ship), good company and food with us, so wherever we go, it is perfect!
After the route has been discussed the captain and his crew will explain us how to sail. It is a special experience to sail on a large ship through the waves. We have to work together to raise the sails and to get the ship going. Many hands make light work (no experience needed only a good mood).
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 3: SAILING HOME
Today we sail back to Harlingen. This again will be an active day, but of course it is also possible to relax, read a book and enjoy the sounds of the waves. At the end of the afternoon, sadly the trip comes to an end (around 16.00).
Meals: breakfast, lunch
TEAM WORK DURING THE WEEKEND
To participate in this weekend you don’t need any sailing experience, but it is important that we help each other with whatever needs to be done on the ship. Just like real life on a ship. We sail the ship together and we care for each other.
All food is included. That means two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner. It is all vegetarian and we will prepare our meals together.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Two nights on the ship (huts are shared with two or three people)
Captain and crew
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner, coffee/tea and snacks (we’ll cook together)
Transportation to and from Harlingen
Travel insurance/ cancellation insurance
Alcoholic drinks/extra snacks
WHAT TO PACK?
A warm sweater and coat
Layers of clothing
Warm hat/ sun hat
Sturdy shoes with rubber soles
Earplugs for a good night’s sleep
Try to travel light, space on the boat is limited.