Mission Statement

It is Windseeker’s mission to give as many young people as possible the experience that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.


Windseeker is operated by a crew of enthusiastic professionals with a broad nautical background who have sailed, or still sail on, training Tall Ships.


Following the Sail Training Programme, Windseeker strives to enhance nautical and personal skills and teach responsibility with a drive for sustainability.


Sail Training has proven to motivate participants to be more responsible, strengthen self-esteem, enhance practical, technical and social skills and enrich a wider world view.


Sustainable Sailing Journeys are a new but significant part of Windseeker’s offer. Multiple partners are involved in order to ensure the best possible programme on board.

Through the integrated Erasmus+ Youth Exchange programmes, Windseeker stimulates intercultural awareness and cross-border friendships.


Windseeker provides booking services for Sail Training adventures on board Tall Ships, mainly to youngsters between 15 – 25 years old.


Furthermore, Windseeker helps participants with all their preparations for their journey, such as fundraising, transfer flights, insurance and pack-lists.


Windseeker works to make Tall Ships sailing available to everyone. The Windseeker Dinghy Programme is an online fundraising course for all young people who dream about sailing.


With years of on-board experience, Windseeker is one of the major international facilitators and a gangway between youngsters and an extensive international fleet of training vessels.


Monique Touw


Robbert Jan van den Oord


Janine Scheele

Project Manager

Anna Gudarowska

Online content specialist

Bram Visser


Josipa Ančić


Rosa Rietkerk

Project Manager

Nick Edwards

Project Manager

Moon Weijens

Project Manager

Lola Ott

ESC Volunteer


Monique Touw has established Windseeker (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 Windseeker. Working closely with local and international partners, Windseeker rose to prominence as an important liaison between international trainees and the ships.

Windseeker History
Windseeker History

During 15 years of operations Windseeker 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 actively cooperates with environmental organisations, such as By the Ocean we Unite, 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:

P.O.box 16664
1001 RD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Visiting address:

Office on board ship Brandaris
Marinierskade 58
1018 HZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

COC: 34175373
VAT: NL002008163B34
IBAN: NL90INGB0009349588

+31 6 8279 0115 (Office)
+31 6 1131 6997 (Monique Touw)
+31 8 4724 1451 (Fax)