Dutch Fleet, Tall Ships
The best class of the Netherlands
Young oceanfarers returned to the Netherlands in late April 2014 for an educational sailing trip across the Atlantic.
The 19 students were greeted exuberantly in IJmuiden by a large group of family and friends. They did their regular schoolwork during an ocean crossing from St. Maarten to the Netherlands. With only a stopover in the Azores they have been sailing, on the largest two-mast topsail schooner in the world: the Wylde Swan.
The Wylde Swan made several educational trips to the Caribbean and back in the winter of 2013/2014. In the summer of 2018 she will defend the honor in the Tall Ships Race, which starts in July in Harlingen. In 2011, the Wylde Swan was an all-over winner in this race against the world’s largest sailing ships.
Before this happened, however, high school students were able to follow short guest lectures on board the Wylde Swan in May 2014.
Havo / VWO were able to register for the best class in the Netherlands and were taught by well-known scientists such as Lieven Scheire (known from Guinea pigs) and Diederik Jekel.
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