Sail from Portsmouth to Amsterdam

Sail from Portsmouth to Amsterdam. This is a great trip that combines building miles with a stop over in the cultural City of Amsterdam.

The dates of the trip are 9th to 17th May

Joining the yacht on 9th May there will be a morning of training followed by lunch then you will cast off and head east up the English Channel to pass through some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world – the Dover Straits.

After roughly a couple of days and nights at sea you will arrive in Ijmuiden on the Dutch coast. Depending on the time of arrival you may/may not spend a night there before transiting up 14nm or so of the North Sea canal to Amsterdam

After 2 or 3 days taking in the sights or Amsterdam it will be time to head back down the North Sea Canal and along the coast to either Zeebrugge, Dunkirk, Boulogne or Le Harve before heading back to Portsmouth

Miles in your log book

Approximately 550nm

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The yacht is a Challenger 72. She is the same yacht that we use to take part in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) and have used to go to Norway in the past. She was built to race the wrong way round the world, a feat she accomplished twice. So she is sturdy and sails brilliantly. However, she is far from a stripped out racing yacht. She has a spacious galley and saloon area, two heads with showers, and everyone gets there own bunk.

To sail her involves lots of hands on team work so you will have opportunities to get stuck in in all of the sailing and jobs on board.

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The distance from Portsmouth to Ijmuiden is about 260nm. Ijmuiden is the sea port marking the start of the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam. The canal is about 14nm. Depending on the arrival time at Ijmuiden the plan will be to press on up the canal to Amsterdam.

Spending time in the middle of Amsterdam on a boat is a lot of fun. There are 165 waterways and 1,281 bridges. You can hire a bike and explore, potter about on foot through the narrow and winding streets, marvel at a Van Gogh or gaze at Rembrandt, eat at any of the many restaurants or cafes. There are many galleries and museums.

After a couple of days exploring it will be time to do some more sailing. You will head out of the canal and west to stop either in Zeebrugge, Dunkirk, Boulogne or Le Harve before heading back to Portsmouth. Depending on conditions you may head straight back to Portsmouth but that would be plan B.

Stage payments are an option call 0203 006 3717 or email the office for details.
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The price of the trip is £897 and includes insurance, fuel/gas, oilskins, berthing fees and all food on board.

To pay a £400 deposit and secure your place aboard use the following code when checking out: AMSTERDAM

Getting to and From Portsmouth

Portsmouth is well connected. There is a mainline train station and Portsmouth is about an hour and a half from London.

If coming from abroard or flying from within the UK the nearest airports are Southampton and Gatwick.

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Location:
Amsterdam
Date:
9-17 May 2020
Code:
4179
Format:
8 nights
Price:
£897
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0203 006 3717
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