Everyone is welcome to take the helm, set sails, assist with maneuvers, navigation, weather observations, furling the sails on the yards and much more. The permanent crew will give lectures and instruct you during the voyage in steering, navigation and line handling. This will be done in a “Dutch” style, so without yelling, blowing whistles and so on. Also, you will find no uniforms on the Dutch Tall Ships. Crossing the ocean properly with a one of the Dutch Tall Ships is a team effort, so every input of the voyage crew is much appreciated. Sailing experience is not necessary, we will teach you how to sail the high seas! Instructions will be given on what to do on watch, basic sail theory, line handling, steering and navigation. There is always something new to learn from the crew, the voyage crew or from our environment!
For some of the guests sailing on board the Dutch Tall Ships feels like an escape from their daily routine. Think of a relaxing time without your phone and without internet. Without Google you turn to each other for information. Let the people onboard surprise you with their knowledge and experiences on very diverse subjects. Live in the moment and admire the wonder of nature. During a voyage on board you establish a routine that is relaxing and comfortable but keeps you occupied.