Christian Radich: Kristiansand (NO) - IJmuiden (NL)
08 August - 11 August 2020
Crossing the sea. Join Christian Radich in the southernmost Norwegian town of Kristiansand, known for its laidback atmosphere and beautiful beaches. Spend 2 hours getting familiar with the ship and crew and set course for the south, on a journey of about 400 nautical miles. Sail through the Skagerrak strait, along the coast of Denmark and on to the Netherlands. Drop an anchor in IJmuiden along beautiful beaches. IJmuiden is Amsterdam’s gateway to the North Sea. Make your way to Schiphol Airport or, better yet, prolong the adventure by booking accommodation in Amsterdam and staying along for the SAIL Amsterdam 2020 event which lasts from 12th until 16th of August. There is no possibility to prolong the stay on board in this journey. Open to Windseekers aged 8 and older, children aged 8-11 sail for free (accompanied by an adult), ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Kristiansand is the business and cultural capital of southern Norway. The sea and surrounding fjords are perfect for recreational activities like fishing and sailing, and the nearby inland and mountains are ideal for skiing and hiking. In the more urban areas you will find a rich variety of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums.
IJmuiden, on the west coast of the Netherlands, is the water gateway to Amsterdam. Cruise ships, cargo vessels and pleasure yachts pass through its busy locks every day while the IJmuiden marina provides an excellent shelter from the North Sea storms. IJmuiden offers a wide, sandy beach that is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. Behind the dunes you’ll find a small nature reserve, perfect for a hike or a run. IJmuiden’s restaurants serve fresh fish, straight from the local market.
Dates: 8 August 2020 - 11 August 2020
Embarkation: 11:00 / Disembarkation: 18:00
For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 12 years
Windseekers joining: maximum of 80
No sailing experience required!
Official language on board: English
Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag, pillowcase, sheets and towels
This travel service is not covered by VZR Garant’s guarantee scheme. You can read more about this guarantee scheme and its conditions in VZR Garant’s Guarantee Scheme (which can be found by going to www.vzr-garant.nl/en).
Christopher (16) England
"I LEARNED THAT I COULD DO THINGS THAT I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE"
Piotr (22) Poland
"Worked together with different nationalities for a week was a life changing, hilarious experience."
Ida (19) Finland
"The best moment was when we crossed the finish line and everybody celebrated together. The tone was simply unforgettable!"
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