Sailing with skipper

boat owners
boat owners

Sailing with an experienced skipper 

Group outings for small and large groups (2 to 222 people)

If you don’t have any sailing experience yourself, but would like to enjoy the water from a sailboat, sailing with a skipper is highly recommended.
Depending on the wind, you can, for example, sail to one of the beautiful harbor towns on the IJsselmeer. Think of Enkhuizen, Volendam, Monnickendam, Edam, Amsterdam, or the island of Marken. During the trip you will receive sailing lessons in the way you want. Do you want to learn sailing technically? or do you want to learn more about meteo and weather influences? The sailing trip is completed as you wish.

Then you can go ashore to do something fun or have a nice lunch, after which we sail back to one of our home ports in Medemblik or Enkhuizen.
Of course you can also just enjoy sailing without a destination.

Sailing day with skipper to Marker Wadden

Super fun is a day at the Marker Wadden from Enkhuizen on our luxury two-master for 2 to 10 people. The start and finish harbor location is the outer harbor of Enkhuizen.

Authentiek zeiljacht huren IJsselmeer Enkhuizen

The skippers and the sailing

Our skippers are highly certified, very experienced and social and ensure that you have a great day together.

They can teach you the intricacies of sailing if you wish. But of course you can also simply enjoy the experience of being on the water :).

Also read our articles about maneuvers;

sail lining; what to do with a lot of wind. Reef mainsail? Rolling in Genoa?
Gennaker sailing; how does this work, how do you jibe with a gennaker?
Mooring in lock; what is the best way, what is the division of labor on board.
Navigate; how do we get to the next port safely?
Sailing trip preparation; what preparations are necessary for the safest possible trip.

The sailing yachts

First of all, you can rent all our yachts from the fleet with a skipper. This is it availability overview of our sailing yachts.

In addition, we have various yachts that are specially intended for sailing with a skipper from Happy Sailing. These are not rented out without a skipper.

These are some sailing boats that can be rented with a skipper:

Authentiek zeiljacht huren IJsselmeer Enkhuizen   Dehler 39 Edam  Dehler39 met SpinnakerDehler 39 Happy Sailing huren  Dehler 39 Edam1


Sailing with skipper for large groups

We rent out flat-bottomed boats such as Tjalken, Clippers or Lemsteraken especially for large groups.

On this page you can read everything about these flat bottoms.

The design of this sailing experience

The duration of this sailing afternoon / sailing day / sailing clinic / sailing training depends on your agenda, wishes and, for example, any desired destination

Number of people: 2 – 222

We can also use several sailing yachts where you experience an exciting match race with each other :).

If desired, we can arrange drinks and snacks on board or a lunch ashore for you.

In mutual consultation, we ultimately arrive at an experience that completely suits your group and wishes.

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