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Klipperrace – Traditional sailing race on the IJsselmeer

11 October 2024 20:00
13 October 2024 16:00
Sailing area
Port of departure
Enkhuizen (NL)
Port of arrival
Enkhuizen (NL)

Welcome to the 49th Enkhuizer Klipperrace.

This race consists of two parts. On Saturday, the famous Three Cities Race is sailed. This race starts with a spectacular anchor start in the Krabbersgat near Enkhuizen. Next, two of the three designated buoys have to be rounded. These buoys are at Medemblik, Stavoren and Urk and the finish is again in the Krabbersgat. As the winches rattle and the skippers shout their final commands, the majestically rigged flat-bottomed vessels set off in a cloud of sails. What is unique about the Three Cities Race is the route choice between the towns of Medemblik, Stavoren and Urk, which the skipper has to make based on weather conditions and his experience. The markings are chosen so that each choice creates triangles of equal value.

On Sunday, the clippers gather off the coast of Enkhuizen for a race on a so-called “trapeze course”. Depending on weather conditions, the ships sail this course with one or two loops. On Sunday, it’s all about sailing with the open wind, manoeuvring quickly and reacting to opponents and wind shifts. The two classes start one after the other and the courses overlap in some places, so the field stays together during the race and participants have a great racing experience.

Race programme:

10.00 – Geplande ankerstart Drie Steden Race in Krabbersgat
20.00 – Final finish
20.30 – Party in ‘Brouwerij de Werf’, Paktuinen, Enkhuizen with live music by the band ‘Dr Who’.

11.00 – Scheduled start B class
11.30 – Scheduled start A-class
16.00 – Final finish
18.00 – Prize-giving ceremony at Brouwerij de Werf, Paktuinen, Enkhuizen

Kaat Mossel

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Frequently asked questions

If you are travelling alone and have not booked a private cabin, you will be accommodated in a shared cabin. Shared cabins are normally occupied separately by gender Only on the Belle Amie and Seatrips yachts there are sometimes mixed cabins.

Yes, this is possible. However, there is only one menu per day on the programme. Therefore, please let us know during your booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

In principle, all our trips are suitable for both experienced and novice sailors. The professional crew on board will teach you everything you need to know. In some cases (e.g. on Atlantic crossings) initial sailing experience may be an advantage/requirement. In this case, this will be clearly indicated in the cruise description.


Shared cabin (2-4 persons)
Adult€ 305 p.p.

Included in price

Accommodation on board the Kaat Mossel
Complete bedding
"Join-in"- full board
Port charges and tourist tax
Engine hours

Not included in price

Travel to/from the port of departure
Insolvency insurance: Guarantee fund ggto ( 9€ p.p.)
Travel/cancellation insurance

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