Summary We offer weekend cruises in Zeeland (Netherlands), as well as longer cruises that will take us beyond the Zeeland area and may start and/or end at different harbours outside Zeeland. Your skipper will provide you with the details of the cruise.
WHAT do you do during A cruise?
It's not all about getting to your destination: the beauty of sailing lies in the journey itself. A cruise is enjoyable from the moment you step on the boat until go back home. Weekend cruises in Zeeland are ideal for CNCE members to build up miles, learn navigation techniques and broaden their sailing experience. Regardless of your skills level, you will always learn something new. Of course, team spirit is one essential ingredient. Other ingredients include good food and drink!
A weekend cruise typically starts already on Friday evening, when we gather at Colijnsplaat (Netherlands). The marina is a mere 1h20m drive from Brussels. On arrival, the skipper will brief the crew about the sailing itinerary, which will depend on weather conditions (notably the wind and sea state), as well as the crew's experience. Do not forget to bring your sleeping bag along - for your comfort, our yacht BlueOne is equipped with pillows! Zeeland is a unique and charming sailing area: you will visit picturesque towns like Zierikzee, Middelburg, Veere, Yerseke, Bruinisse, or Willemstad. The two days of cruising end on Sunday afternoon at around 5pm when BlueOne calls back at her home port.
How much will it cost?
The Participation Fee (PAF) for a weekend cruise aboard BlueOne is EUR 120 per sailor per weekend. The PAF for cruises lasting four days and longer is EUR 50 per person and day. This does not include the kitty to cover food and beverage consumed on board, as well as the "motoring" (€10 per motor hour running) and possible marina fee. As most of us live in Brussels, we often carpool to Zeeland and back.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Please bring warm clothes (fleeces are best) and waterproofs to wear during the cruise. In spring and summer, it may be warm enough for short sleeves, so be prepared for that, too. In the winter, the conditions can be harsh (windy and cold) so make sure you are well equipped (full sailing gear: waterproofs, sailing boots, sailing gloves and layers to keep you warm). BlueOne's usual wind and temperature limits apply, so be prepared for a last minute cancellation. Accommodation is on the yacht; please bring your own bedding, a sleeping bag is ideal (pillows are provided). You also need to bring your own toiletries and towels (marina facilities in the Netherlands are usually very clean and you can enjoy a hot shower!)
WHAT DO I DO NEXT? (PAYMENT)
If you've read to this point, then you're seriously considering this trip. If you know someone who could be interested, why not give them a little push?
Write to us as soon as possible using the form below as these events tend to fill up quickly. CNCE works on a "first paid - first served" basis, so be sure to transfer your Participation Fee to the Club account without delay to secure your participation. CNCE asbl: 310-0586049-61 (IBAN: BE62 3100 5860 4961 BIC: BBRUBEBB) Please remember to indicate your name, the eventand date in the bank transfer reference!
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I'VE SIGNED UP?
CNCE will contact you to confirm your booking. Before the trip, the skipper will get in touch with you with more details. We will put you in touch with the other participants to arrange carpooling, organise food shopping etc. The skipper may already indicate a possible itinerary, even if this may change because weather forecasts are only reliable two or three days earlier.
9-12 May, Zeeland/North Sea/UK (Skipper: Dimitris)