General, 26 February 2020

News update February

Newsupdate 26/02/2020

Dear friend of SAIL,

With less than six months to go before #SAIL2020, there is a mounting sense of excitement among our SAIL-fans, partners, ship crews and volunteers. We’re all looking forward to seeing the wonderful Tall Ships, the pride of our heritage fleet and being involved in all the other SAIL events from August 12 to 16.


Founder Heineken is back as main sponsor

We’d like to raise a toast to Heineken, back once again as a SAIL partner. Heineken was part of the line-up at the very first SAIL in 1975, when we celebrated the 700th anniversary of the foundation of Amsterdam. Heineken is not only our exclusive supplier of beer and cider, but is making a special contribution to the SAIL social programme. Curious? Read more here.




Get married at SAIL
There is something very romantic about a Tall Ship, so why not take advantage of this year’s anniversary SAIL and get married on board one of the most beautiful boats in the fleet? Interested? Send an e-mail to with your love story!

Find us at the HISWA boat show

The HISWA boat show is the place to be for everyone who loves ships, whether you have your own launch to potter around in, or are a fanatical yachtsman. The #SAIL2020 crew will be at HISWA as well, so come along and say hello. This years HISWA is at the RAI from the 11th until the 15th of March. Visit their website for all the packages.

Let the adventure begin

The SAIL adventure is about to start for our team of volunteers and the first volunteer days are being held on March 14 and March 21.  Whether you are a new recruit or an old hand, come along and meet the team and your fellow volunteers, and find out more about our plans.

Enthusiasm at the skipper’s café

Our skippers are completely ready for #SAIL2020. Yesterday they tasted the menus for SAIL at Sligro. This made them even more excited about next summer. Get on board yourself to enjoy these delicious menus during SAIL.

Did you know..

So far more than 50 Tall Ships have confirmed they will take part in #SAIL2020, and at least 500 other boats and ships will be part of the total fleet. More than 50% of all the business packages are sold, but there are still some beautiful trips available. Click here to find out more about how you can experience the spectacle from the water.


Tall Ships

Christian Radich - De witte lady zeilboot in het water


Christian Radich

The famous star of the 1970s television series ‘The Onedin Line’ will be part of this year’s #SAIL2020. Bring your mum and step back in time on board of the Christian Radich.





De Onderneming

This beautiful ship is part of the hospitality fleet. ‘De Onderneming’ is over 120 years old and can be recognized by her raised aft deck and her long wooden tiller.





Feuerschiff Borkumriff

This sturdy light ship from the German island of Borkum will be part of the SAIL-In Parade into the Port of Amsterdam on August 12. She’s a splendid piece of maritime technological history and well worth a visit.


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