SAILING TRIP
Normandy Amsterdam – Cherbourg

Adventure

Normandy Amsterdam – Cherbourg

Normany

* Not included in the price is transportation to and from the Marina and all costs ashore, such as food and drinks

TRIP INCLUDES

  • Experienced Skipper YMI and Crew
  • Comprehensive Safety Equipment
  • Hands-On Sailing Experience
  • All Meals and Beverages Onboard
  • Shared or Private Accommodations
  • Onboard Entertainment and Learning Materials
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Wildlife Watching Opportunities
  • Environmental Conservation Focus
  • Adventure Activities
  • Airport Transfers and Local Transportation

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Adventure Sailing package

All Meals and Beverages Onboard:

Enjoy a variety of freshly prepared meals and a selection of beverages throughout your journey.

Marina Fees / Reservations:

All costs associated with marina stays and reservations are covered. Inluding entry into protected natural areas are included, allowing for worry-free exploration of beautiful reserves.

Fuel Costs:

Fuel expenses for the duration of the course are included, ensuring hassle-free sailing.

Bed Linen and Towels:

Comfortable bed linen and towels are provided for your convenience.

Cleaning Services:

Professional cleaning services are included to maintain a tidy and hygienic environment onboard.

Trip dates

For certification, you must complete a minimum of 5 days of training or alternatively, three weekends.
Normandy Amsterdam - Cherbourg
14 Jul - 20 Jul
3 spots available
Normandy Amsterdam - Cherbourg
18 Aug - 24 Aug
4 spots available

Trip Highlights

  1. Scheveningen to Stellendam: A shorter passage to start with, allowing you to explore the coast of South Holland and warm up for the journey ahead.
  2. Stellendam to Duinkerke: A long haul along the Dutch and Belgian coasts, ideal for some serious offshore sailing and navigation practice.
  3. Duinkerke to Boulogne-sur-Mer: This leg along the French coast provides excellent opportunities to practice coastal navigation.
  4. Boulogne-sur-Mer to Dieppe: A picturesque route along the Normandy cliffs, offering stunning views and navigational challenges.
  5. Dieppe to Honfleur: Enjoy breathtaking views of the Seine Bay and the river’s estuary on this passage.
  6. Honfleur to St Vaast: An intriguing journey along the Normandy coast, with plenty of historical and cultural sites to explore.
  7. St Vaast to Cherbourg: A shorter final leg, bringing you to the bustling port of Cherbourg where you can unwind and reflect on your adventure.

How Adventure works

An adventure voyage takes maximum 5 Guests and 1 Crew.
A very experienced skipper (Yachtmaster). Our yachts have double occupancy cabins, with double beds.

You don’t need to be an experienced sailor to join. Most participants book alone.

Trip day to day

Embark on a thrilling 6-day sailing journey, where the majestic French coast become your playground. Navigate the beautifull habours like Hon Fleur, Dieppe and Cherbourg. With a reserve day for tide and weather, embrace the spontaneity of the sea, ensuring every moment is tailored for optimal sailing. This isn’t just a trip; it’s a narrative of adventure, skill, and the sheer beauty of sailing in harmony with nature’s rhythm.

Following is an example of how this adventure-trip might unfold:

Set sail from Scheveningen at 16:00, heading towards Stellendam. A 24 NM journey along the South Holland coast. Arrive by 20:00, with time to explore the quaint town and prepare for the journey ahead

At dawn, we set sail  85 NM passage  towards the enchanting Duinkerke. The Dutch and Belgian coasts stretch out before us, a challenge for navigation and sail trimming. The crew hones their skills, arriving by at evening. greeted by the bustling harbor.

Morning light sees us leaving Duinkerke, the French coast beckoning. The day’s sail is a dance with the elements, each tack and jibe honing our skills. Boulogne-sur-Mer greets us at sunset, its historic harbor a reward for our efforts.

We set off as the first light breaks, the Normandy cliffs guiding our way. This 55 NM stretch tests our coastal navigation, the sea’s rhythm becoming our own. By nightfall, Dieppe’s lights welcome us, a beacon after a day of adventure.

The early morning mist shrouds our departure from Dieppe. The Seine Bay stretches out before us, a canvas of shifting tides and winds. Honfleur emerges through the haze, its beauty magnified by the journey’s challenges.

We leave Honfleur at first light, the anticipation of St Vaast driving us forward. The final leg from St Vaast to Cherbourg is a sprint, the crew in sync with the sea’s rhythm. As we enter Port Chantereyne, the tales of historic voyages echo in the wind, marking the end of our adventure.

In the spirit of true sailing, we allocate a reserve day in our 6-day journey, a prudent measure to align with the ever-changing tides and weather. This day is not just a buffer but an integral part of our adventure. It allows us to embrace the natural rhythm of the sea, ensuring we sail with the tide, not against it.

This flexibility is key to a successful voyage, giving us the freedom to adjust our course and timing for the safest and most enjoyable experience. This additional day also offers an opportunity to further explore the French coast, depending on where we find ourselves. Whether it’s an extra morning in the quaint streets of Hon Fleur, a leisurely afternoon sail around Dieppe, or even a spontaneous exploration of a newfound anhorage, this day ensures our journey is not just about reaching destinations, but fully immersing ourselves in the beauty and unpredictability of sailing. Our 7-day narrative, enriched by this reserve day, becomes a true testament to the art of sailing – navigating challenging tides, discovering hidden gems along the French coast, and most importantly, respecting and harmonizing with the powerful forces of nature.

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