Step on board with your small group and immerse yourself in the beauty of the IJsselmeer and the Wadden Sea on skutsje Vrouwe Francina. This ship from 1898 has a spacious seating area, so you can safely experience sailing up close. But how much fun is it to actively assist with sailing? Steering, hoisting the sails, operating backstays and swords, changing tack, but also mooring the ship in the harbour: you can try it all yourself. Does this all mean nothing to you? Don't worry. Skipper René or Pirka gladly shares the secrets of sailing with you and of course keeps an eye on your safety.
Atmospheric in all its simplicity
Below deck, the decoration of the ship is simple and cozy. The perfect setting for brotherhood, freedom and relaxation. Everything you need for a day of sailing is present, but also for a sailing trip with overnight stay. In the front room of the Vrouwe Francina there are four single beds. In the living room, four sofas can be opened to two single beds and two queen-size-beds. There is a toilet on board and you can take a shower in the harbour. Is the ship anchored on the water? Then a tough traveler will of course opt for a fresh morning dive. A nice warm stove and a small kitchen with oven, refrigerator and all necessary cooking utensils make your sailing group accommodation complete.
Skipper and host René teach his guests to sail his skûtsje Vouwe Francina within a few hours. Also mooring in the harbour is no problem under his guidance, whether you have sailing experience or not. René has sailed all his life, was a teacher on the Batavia for years, and is a craftsman when it comes to ship technique and wood. The Vrouwe Francina has been completely restored under the expert guidance of René. The ship is in perfect condition and very safe.