A class by sailing boat ride adventure North and Baltic Sea, and especially the Dutch IJsselmeer offer great alternatives to the traditional class trip. Our next class tour should be something special. Not the goal here, but the type. Quickly we all agreed: A tour of the ship should be. All were enthusiastic. The only question remained: motor boat or sailboat? The question was however quickly answered and also the target area was not a point of discussion.

It should be a sailing tour on the IJsselmeer. Our class teacher was quickly convinced the necessary female companion did badly at first (it was you but, after the school trip out and away was). Now, I can tell from the practice. Quick was clear. That we wanted to take a class trip, were also quickly agreed on the goal. It should be a trip to Italy. Of course, the ride should cost more than planned.

We solved the problem by we moved the class trip by the autumn, the original date, on spring of the next year. It stay still several months, in order to save the money. So succeeded in all 28 of our class. An additional advantage was that we could prepare very thoroughly on the ride. So were worn all leisure and sports together. A working group then worked the possibilities together and met an advance reading. It is evident, that this was a proper procedure, because the Group did a good job. Conclusion: It was a great class trip. It started in Monnickendam, a small port on the IJsselmeer. Our sailors had beds for 4 persons each, according to sanitary facilities and a common room. The kitchen was fully equipped, so that the class well could be catered for by the changing crew. It tasted also of the ship’s crew, which with has been catered for by us.