Since 1st May 2018, the following 3 offshore wind farms off the Dutch coast are free for passage and use: Princess Amalia Windpark (PAWP) near IJmuiden, Luchterduinen (LUD) near Noordwijk aan Zee and the Offshore Wind park near Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). Precondition for the allowance to cruise in these areas are a few safety rules, however, summarised in the so called Code of Conduct. It is smart to observe those rules since whoever does not will risk to face substantial penalties. Get the ... Read More about 3 Dutch offshore wind parks open for passage since May 2018
Among the many fascinating Dutch cruising areas, the Wadden Sea with its unique and highly diverse wildlife holds a special place. Added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2009 (Dutch and German parts), this intertidal area with its ever-changing tidal flats and wetlands is very beloved by all sorts of visitors. The widely used term sustainable sailing is very appropriate here. Sailing in the Wadden sea requires the obvious attention for the tides - but equally important, the capacity to simply ... Read More about Cruising in marine reserves: The Wadden Sea
Here an interesting proposal for sailors, current and future ones. Imagine this: Next time you sail with your ship, be that single-handed, with friends or family, without extra effort you'll make an essential contribute to saving our planet, too. Without any additional costs. Just by sailing and having fun as usual. How does that sound? The name: Sailors for ocean science. Here is how it works. Why sailors? Short answer: Sailors cruising the oceans help ocean scientists gather a great ... Read More about Sailors for Ocean Science!