Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide experiential learning opportunities that foster leadership, environmental awareness, and personal growth.
By working together and embracing the spirit of adventure, we can create a brighter future for ourselves and for the world around us.

We believe that non-formal education is essential for empowering and supporting young people in making a positive change in the world. Through the power of sailing, we aim to inspire, empower, and unite young people from all backgrounds to take the helm and set a course for new horizons.


Monique Touw


Robbert Jan van den Oord


Janine Scheele

Project Manager

Anna Gudarowska

Online Content Specialist

Josipa Ančić

Finance and administration

Rosa Rietkerk

Project Manager

Maria Riedel



Monique Touw has established Windseeker Foundation (then: At Sea Sail Training) in 2004. Having seen first-hand the value of sailing on Tall Ships for young people she has committed to popularization of Sail Training and preservation of the maritime heritage. In the following years more people got involved and eventually At Sea Sail Training became company Windseeker.

Working closely with local and international partners, Windseeker became an important liaison between international trainees and the ships. In 2023, Windseeker Foundation was born from the company in order to facilitate more socially-engaged projects. We are using over 15 years of experience to deliver high quality educational programs for multiple stakeholders across Europe.

Windseeker History
Windseeker History

During over 15 years of operations Windseeker Foundation has organized over 35 Youth Exchanges on Tall Ships and cooperated with multiple Tall Ships Races hostports, sending hundreds of trainees on their dream holidays. The online Windseeker Dinghy Programme helps trainees to gather funds for their sailing journeys.

Since 2019 Windseeker Foundation actively cooperates with environmental organisations, such as The Ocean Movement, in Sustainable Sailing youth voyages. The trainees learn about marine ecosystem, conduct plastic research of the oceans and organise climate actions such as coastal cleanups.


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Sailing is a team sport! Windseeker partners with many local and international organisations in order to ensure the best quality of the programmes on board.
Our Partners bring their skills and experience to the common table where we all work to provide you with the best possible learning experience.


Postal address:

Windseeker Foundation
P.O.box 16664
1001 RD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Visiting address:

Office on board ship Brandaris
Marinierskade 59
1018 HZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

COC: 87758059
VAT: NL864396338B01
IBAN: NL45 TRIO 0320 6036 28

+31 6 8279 0115 (Office)
Facebook: windseeker.org
Instagram: windseeker.sailing