You will be trained as a valued teammember aboard of an 18 meter ocean racing winner by true ocean race winning legends: Hans Bouscholte and Erik van Vuuren.
The North Sea Regatta is the largest sailing event along the Dutch North Sea Coast.
In 2021 it is the 75th anniversary of the North Sea Regatta Offshore Race. For many on the European mainland also the qualification races for the Rolex Fastnet Race in August.
Travel restrictions to and from the UK, this anniversary edition is re-routed with the C-19 Windmill Offshore Race and replaces both RORC North Sea Race and ‘Vuurschepen’ Offshore Race.
During this year’s upcoming Ascension Day Weekend, on Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th the North Sea Regatta will host a brand-new Race: the NSR C-19 Windmill Race.
The North Sea Regatta C-19 Windmill Race starts and finishes in Scheveningen The 160 NM race covers a figure eight course providing exciting and challenging racing around existing marks such as buoys, wind farms and platforms on the North Sea.
The North Sea Regatta is an annual sailing event hosted by North Sea Regatta and Jachtclub Scheveningen during the Whitsun and Ascension holiday period. This international event is the annual highlight for regatta sailors on tidal waters of the coast of Scheveningen The Hague. It is the ultimate sailing location for national and international championships. Sailors of many different divisions and nationalities sharpen their skills, battle for the prizes at stake and meet each other onshore.
The North Sea Regatta Offshore C-19 Windmill Race counts as a qualifier event for the Fastnet Race 2021, where teams require minimum 300 NM of offshore races, including at least one night at sea. To master your role on board, we recommend to prepare with our Advanced Ocean Race training.
In addition to the qualifier mileage, and training, any offshore race requires safety certified trained sailors. Check if you need certifications or if they need updating. Consider at least: First Aid certification on board (3 year validity), Offshore Personal Survival Training (5 year validity) and VHF certification (lifetime validity).
For the North Sea Regatta Offshore Race 2021, crew will join the boat in Scheveningen-The Hague (NL) for last minute and preparation of the boat before the race.
The finish is in Scheveningen-The Hague (NL)
Crew racing with us on the returning RORC North Sea Race will finish in Scheveningen-The Hague (NL).
On-shore accommodation, travel options and other logistics will be coordinated and shared in due time.
Race Entry Fee
BOUdragon Yacht Charter
Accommodation on board
Meals at sea (self service)
Skipper / trainers
Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
Insurance for the yacht
Airfares or other means of transportation
Shore based accommodation
Additional specialty training
Recommended Advanced Ocean Race training
What to Expect?
To optimise teamwork and operate as a winning entity, we advise to prepare with our Advanced Ocean Race training by out toptrainers. To feel at ease during the race, to be part of the crew and and perform in the race as one team you need to train at least 4 days with us prior to the start in May. Without recommended training you can sail the race with us in a passive role, as a guest.
We demand and provide high safety standards of ‘man and materials’. We equip our yachts to comply to high safety standards. We provide the best trainers and skippers to prepare the team for the race. And we ask you and the other teammembers to take care of the necessary safety certifications and trainingen to guarantee the safety of us all.
The full Fastnet Race experience comes from pushing ourselves to the max and competing with other racing yachts. The racing yacht ‘BOUdragon’ is the fully upgraded former successful Whitbread-around-the-world racer ‘Silk Cut’.
Advanced Ocean Race training days
In order to fully perform with the team, we recommend to sign up to Advanced Ocean race training days prior to the start of North Sea Regatta Offshore Race 2021. 2021 schedules are shared.
Being offshore requires safety certified trained sailors. Check if you need certifications or if they need updating. 2021 training schedules on the website.
May 14th preparation and start of North Sea Regatta Offshore Race 2021
To experience a true ocean in an epic race requires perfect teamwork on a true ocean racing yacht.
Both Hans and Erik are best in class trainers and skippers: