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Sea sailing trip England (2x 140 miles)

Departure
14 May 2025 11:30
Return
18 May 2025 10:30
Days
5
Sailing area
North Sea
Port of departure
Rotterdam (NL)
Port of arrival
Rotterdam (NL)

From the centre of Rotterdam on the first day, we sail through the Erasmus Bridge down the Nieuwe Waterweg to Maassluis. A relaxed start to the trip, with a cup of coffee through 4 bridges including the iconic Erasmus Bridge. Fun and special to see Rotterdam from the water with all the busy shipping. The Nieuwe Waterweg is divided into VHF block channels to guide shipping. Depending on the current, it’s about three hours of sailing until Maassluis, a great opportunity to go over everything on deck, get to know each other and for a nice lunch. At the end of the afternoon, we will make a sailing plan depending on the weather forecast, and can prepare for the crossing the next day.

We will then cross the English Channel to Ramsgate or Lowestoft, a distance of 120 miles with shipping lanes, wind farms and lots of shipping traffic. A learning crossing with one-night sailing where we will use radar and AIS, but will also practise with ship lights. Ramsgate and lowestoft are both beautiful and atmospheric old ports and if the wind cooperates, we can still spend the afternoon here enjoying the pleasant English atmosphere and sights and, of course, grab a pint in the pub in the evening.

We sail on a 3-watch system, 3 hours on and 6 hours off. That way, you still get enough rest and are alert when your watch starts. Especially when it is colder (at night), this makes it easy to keep watch.

The following day we sail back again, depending on the wind and tide we sail into Rotterdam after dark, very beautiful and an unforgettable experience.

The above schedule depends on weather, wind and tide, we will deviate from it if necessary.

Category A: Crossings, sea sailing, mile-makers where sailing also continues at night.

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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.

Prices

DescriptionPrice
Double cabin young people up to 29 years old
Adult€ 1.079 p.p.
Child
Double cabin (from 30 years)
Adult€ 1.199 p.p.
Child
Single cabin
Adult€ 1.919 p.p.
Child
Board cash
Adult€ From 2025 included in the price
Child

Included in price

Accommodation on board in double cabins
Personnel costs for skipper and sailor
Bed linen & towels

Not included in price

Board cash (for food & drink on board, fuel, water, shore power, harbour fees, tourist tax)
Food & drinks ashore
Travel to/from the port of departure
Travel/cancellation insurance

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