Hello and welcome to our website sailing around.earth. We're a group of three friends that all dreamed about sailing around the earth one day. Right now this dream is becoming reality. Fall 2016 we bought a beautiful sailboat, Colin Archer design, that we're fixing up to get ready for our big trip. Our goal is to sail the earth in three years with a crew of friends and people that we meet along the way. On this website you can read more about us, the project and our plan.
Before we leave on our trip, we would like to have a little goodbye party. This will be the last chance to wish us farewell before we start our journey around the earth. It’s going to be one of the greatest adventure of our life, but it will also be a fair while away from home, therefore we d like to say goodbye to all friends and family. We spread the event over 3 days, 24-26 of august, so that everyone can find a suitable time and we have some time to spend. Let us know if and when you are coming!
We proudly present the route we're planning to sail! The point markers show where we wanted to possibly change crew. There is some small trips with little sailing and lots of beach, some ocean crossings and anything in between. If you want to join, have a look and start dreaming!
Dates for all trips are also summarized in a table on the Route & Planning page. Please keep in mind that we are sailing, thus everything always changes.
Our boat was build 35 years ago. The owner built her all by himself from scratch following the famous Colin Archer design and making some adjustments to make the boat more comfortable. The original design for instance features a separated back cabin and a Ketch rigging with a 13m front mast. For more comfort and better performance the back cabin was connected and both masts were replaced with bigger ones. The ship will try to combine some modern comfort with the beauty of tradition. Read more about the boat.
So i learned sailing when i was little, but i only started properly sailing when i was introduced to the skutsje Vriendschap, and started sailing with them on the Waddenzee. I love the sense of freedom and adventure it gives to just set out and sail away, read more about David
I'm Simon, just finished my masters in Mechanical engineering. I grew up sailing traditional boats. From this background I slowly developed a big passion for sailing. And now I finally have my own boat, and such good plans! read more about Simon
The sailing gene clearly skipped one generation in my family. My granddad loved sailing but my parents were, unfortunately, not as passionate. When I was 15 I decided to try it out and went to a sailing summer camp. read more about Jesper
Are you interested to sail with us around the world? Are you in posession of a handy pair of hands and want or help smarten up the boat? Or do you want to be updated on what we do? Just let us know!