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Delfzijl (NL) - IJmuiden (NL)

15 June - 19 June 2024

4 days, Eendracht

From € 400,-

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15-25: € 400,-

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Delfzijl (NL) - IJmuiden (NL)

15 June - 19 June 2024

DelfSail youth experience. Step on board the Eendracht in Delfzijl, during a DelfSail maritime event. Get to know the crew and your fellow trainees, and explore the festival area before getting a good night’s sleep ahead of your adventure. The next morning you will leave the port in a Parade of Sail with other vessels. Enjoy the unique point of view as you sail along the international fleet. Take it all in, before rolling up your sleeves to hoist the sails! Work together with your crew mates to set the Eendracht on the right course. Sail in watches, day and night, along the Dutch coast to IJmuiden. Learn to steer, navigate, and trim the sails for maximum efficiency. Make new friends, and have a wonderful adventure on board! For young Windseekers aged 15-25. The language on board for this Journey will be Dutch.


The name Delfzijl means 'sluice of the Delf'. The city is located in the north-east Netherlands and is home to the fifth largest port of this maritime country. Delfzijl is a picturesque place and taking a walk through its streets will certainly be rewarding. The unique Hanging Kitchens, and - of course - a windmill - are some of the architectural attractions, while the Muzeeaquarium hosts a few different collections.

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.

  • Delfzijl (NL)

  • IJmuiden (NL)

Key points

  • Dates: 15 June 2024 - 19 June 2024
  • Embarkation: 10:00 / Disembarkation: 16:00
  • For Windseekers age 15-25 years
  • Windseekers joining: maximum 30
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: Dutch
  • 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: towels
  • "I have learned that despite my small size, I can do anything if I put my mind to it."

    Samantha (18), Australia

You sail on the Eendracht

Shipping type: Three-masted Schooner
Homeport: Rotterdam (NL)
Date built: 1989
Trainees: 39
Length: 58,1m
Height of mast: 44,7m
Sail: 1033 m2

Adventure, action and fun await on board of the largest three masted-schooner of the Netherlands! The Eendracht's focus is especially on youngsters, but anybody is welcome to sail along. Whatever you choose, you're always contributing to a good cause. The …

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Windseeker logs

  • The Sustainability of Sailing – old

    Windseeker, 23 February 2023

    – by Anna Gudarowska

    While sailing isn't immune to environmental impacts, we're setting a course for eco-conscious practices on board. In this exploration, we dive into the reasons why sailing and sustainability are intricately intertwined. From harnessing the wind's renewable energy to cultivating a …

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    – by Windseeker Jan

    De lange dagen op zee begonnen hun tol te eisen. Mijn 19-jarige collega Windseekers voelde hun laarzen gaan koken. Tijd voor wat whoopie in het stuurhuis!

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STO Garant

This Journey is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (www.sto-garant.nl/en/downloads).

This process is automatic and you do not need to do anything else. After receiving your booking, Windseeker will send you detailed information on how and when to pay for your journey – together with all the other important details.


What does it mean?

In short: you do not pay the booking amount to Windseeker but instead into an escrow account. This trust account holds your payment in reserve until your journey’s end. The booking amount is then released to Windseeker on the day after your trip ends. If Windseeker or the Ship should become financially insolvent before the end of your trip, STO Garant will implement the guarantee. The Guarantee Scheme details how you can make a claim under the guarantee in such cases. You can read more about this here.