Normandy Cherbourg – Amsterdam


Normandy Cherbourg – Amsterdam


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


  • 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 Cherbourg - Amsterdam
28 Jul - 03 Aug
4 spots available
Normandy Cherbourg - Amsterdam
01 Sep - 07 Sep
4 spots available

Trip Highlights

  1. Embark on a shorter passage from Cherbourg to St Vaast, easing into the journey and exploring the bustling port and coastal delights.
  2. Set sail along the Normandy coast to Honfleur, rich with historical and cultural sites, adding depth to your adventure.
  3. Navigate to Dieppe, offering breathtaking views of the Seine Bay and the river’s estuary, perfect for honing navigation skills.
  4. Sail the picturesque route along the Normandy cliffs to Boulogne-sur-Mer, with stunning views and navigational challenges.
  5. Head towards Duinkerke, a leg along the French coast that provides excellent opportunities to practice coastal navigation.
  6. Conclude with a long passage to Scheveningen, allowing time to explore the South Holland coast and reflect on your adventure.
  7. This route captures the essence of true sailing, balancing challenging navigation with cultural exploration and the natural beauty of the coastal landscapes.

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:

We depart Cherbourg in the afternoon, the excitement of the journey to St Vaast driving us forward. The crew works in harmony to warm up, navigating the tides and currents. Upon arrival,

At dawn, we set sail  60 NM passage  towards the enchanting Hon Fleur. The Franch 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.

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

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, Boulogne’s lights welcome us, a beacon after a day of adventure.

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

Set sail from Dunekerque, embarking on a long journey along the Belgian and South Holland coast. This final leg tests your navigation skills and endurance. Arrive late at night in Scheveningen, where the quaint town awaits. Celebrate the conclusion of your adventure, reflecting on the challenges overcome and the beauty experienced along the way. The journey, filled with the rhythm of the sea and the stories of the crew, finds its perfect ending in the vibrant heart of Scheveningen.

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.

Trip Stories

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