Well... not the whole seven seas exactly, but at least a small part of them. To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, this year you can join them and return loaded with many stories of your adventurous voyage and plans for new adventures to come!
During the summer over 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
DutchTallShips.com own 3 tall ships. Two will be sailing to Canada; the bark ‘Europa’ built in 1911 and ‘Oosterschelde’ built in 1917 are unique in their kind. There are very few truly historic ships left in the world and with lots of hard work and passion we keep these last survivors under sail. We are very proud to be sailing worldwide and looking forward to visit Canada. ‘Oosterschelde’ will even be celebrating her centenary in Canada!
We hope to welcome many Dutch Canadians on board to sail along for one or more legs. Sailing experience is not required. The professional crew of the ship is more than willing to explain all about navigation, sail handling, square rig sailing and much more. All ages and nationalities can
The three-masted topsail schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ (1917) is the largest restored Dutch sailing ship and is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail. ‘Oosterschelde’ is internationally known for her many impressive journeys since her restoration in 1992, including two circumnavigations. The ship is regularly in use as a floating embassy for companies in ports all over the world.
The bark ‘Europa’ (1911) travels the oceans all over the world and developed a reputation since 1994 as a ship that ‘really sails’. Tall Ship lovers, even without experience, can steer, hoist the sails and navigate the ship. The 56 metres long ship was built in Hamburg and rebuilt and refurbished in Amsterdam. Since then, the Bark 'Europa' is wandering the oceans, participating in Tall
Ships Races and visits the Antarctic continent every year.
Please find below the sailing schedule with dates and rates. If you are interested in joining one of the ships or learning more about the voyages, please contact Elvira Beetstra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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