Adventurous sailing from London to Ostend

June 11 - 13, 2018

Limited availability

This sailing trip has taken place from June 11 -13, 2018. Are you curious about the sailing trips we currently offer? Every year a number of adventure sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join our crew on one of these adventures. More information about our adventurous sailing trips

Sailing to the European mainland

A number of sailing trips are organized by the Clipper Stad Amsterdam every year. Whether you are an experienced sailor or not, we are more than pleased to invite you to join the crew on one of these adventurous sailing holidays.

On Mondaymorning June 11th this short sailing trip from England to the European mainland will begin near the Tower Bridge in London. This bustling city offers so many fantastic opportunities and will be an excellent startingpoint for this short sailing holiday.

After the Captain's welcoming speech and the mandatory safety exercise we will sail to Ostend, a town situated halfway the Belgium coast. You will not only experience the beauty of England and Belgium seen from the sea but enjoy the magnificence of the full rigged "Clipper Stad Amsterdam" as well.

During the 48 hours on board you will be able to observe the crew's sailing activities and most likely also play an active part yourself in the white, red or blue watch. After the work is done you can relax in one of our comfortable cabins. Diner-, breakfast- and lunch buffets prepared by our chef will be enjoyed in the longroom together with our crew.

An unforgettable experience

Imagine standing on the lookout surrounded by nothing but the sea. The waves, being rough every now and then, maybe some other ships and sometimes even dolphins playfully dancing just ahead of the bow. On the other hand, one could also relax reading a book in the long room. We have a well-stocked library on board.

The meals are enjoyed together with the crew in the longroom at times adjusted to the watches. In the evening the captain will give a short briefing of the mileage achieved on the day before, the mileage still to go and any other points of interest.

Sailing and watches

The ship’s crew stand watch in three shifts. These shifts are called the Red Watch (from 12- 4 AM and PM), the White Watch (from 4-8 AM and PM) and the Blue Watch (from 8-12 AM and PM).

We welcome you to join one of these watches. This way you can fully experience how things work on a ship like the Stad Amsterdam. Setting or furling the sails, keeping lookout, setting the course or standing watch: you can participate in all of it.

As a member of the Red Watch you can enjoy the peacefulness of being at sea and the endless starry sky. In the White Watch you will experience the break of dawn like you never did before, whilst in the Blue Watch you can enjoy the sailing while maintaining a regular day and night rhythm.


On June 13th this  short sailing adventure will end in Ostend, Belgium.

Hopefully you will have time to spend a few extra hours in Ostend after you disembark on Wednesdaymorning. There is a beautiful beach, some great parks, fine dining in one of the many restaurants, the Fort Napoleon and the vessel "Mercator" built in 1932..... just to name a few of the many possibilities.

No doubt you will look back upon a short but wonderful sailing adventure!

London - Ostend