Sail Away Weeks

2023 Dutch Traditional Sailing

Join us for a week of sailing aboard a traditional Dutch "lemsteraak" to explore the shallow seas of the Frisian Islands and travel inland via the Dutch Canals.

Depending on weather we will be able to visit 2 or 3 of the lovely Frisian Islands. In this area it's important to take tides and currents into consideration so we will go over tidal calculations and methods. With flat-bottomed boats it's also an option to stop and explore the tidal flats drying out for a few hours. See the pictures below from our Waddenzee expeditions on Distant Shores and in 2022 with the Lemsteraak.

The canals in the region are scenic and fun as well.

Distant Shores IV aluminium boat in build!

We’re adding a bonus to visit the boat yard in Makkum to see the build of Distant Shores IV taking place! The construction will be well along, and we can see other boats in build as well.

We have put together an all-inclusive package including food and beverages, operating costs of the boat, fuel, insurance, marina and lock fees and instruction. See FAQ for complete list.

Date: June 17-23, 2023
Yacht: S/V Vrouw Franciska, 15 m/ 49 ft long traditional "lemsteraak" Dutch sailing vessel

Cabin 1 - Spacious cabin with double berth and additional settee - $3500
Cabin 2 - Spacious cabin with double berth and additional settee - BOOKED
Cabin 3 - Bunk Cabin with 2 bunk berths - $3000 for 2 people - or $2500 if just one person

Charter base: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Note: prices are in US Dollars and are for two people in 1 cabin

Questions? Want to Talk to Us? +1-705-484-0061 (9-5 Eastern Time weekdays)

Contact us for more information or to express an interest.
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If you have any questions you can check our FAQ here or please contact us - Or call our office in Toronto, Canada, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and we can describe the passages further. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Telephone: (705) 484-0061