75 years after D-day: Sail with us and celebrate freedom during the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta
June 16 to June 22, 2019 Honfleur – Scheveningen
75 years after the landing of the allied forces in Normandy, where the liberation of Northern Europe was a fact, the Wylde Swan will join the Liberty Tallships Regatta.
Just a 4-hour drive from the Netherlands you can board the fastest ship of the fleet. After the familiarisation and dividing of watch schedule, your watch will make sure that the Wylde Swan is the first to cross the finish line. At night you swill search under the stars for the lights of the other ships. At daytime when everyone is awake you will learn a lot about persevering, pushing your own boundaries and living in freedom.
Honfleur is a Norman harbor commune (department of Calvados) of the Seine estuary. In the port, narrow houses reflected in the basin are the main tourist attraction. Honfleur has inspired many artists, musicians as filmmakers. Many well known sailors were born there. The city is best known for its Old Basin, characterized by its houses with facades covered with slate, and have been repeatedly represented by artists including Gustave Courbet or Claude Monet, forming the school of Honfleur which c
Scheveningen is a popular sea resort in the Netherlands, a stone’s throw away from the seat of government in The Hague. It has a busy marina and a lively (somewhat kitschy) promenade – great for an afternoon of sightseeing. You’ll also find plenty to do nearby. Go for a walk in the dune landscape or take a tour around the Palace of Peace. Visit Madurodam to see the Netherlands rebuilt in miniature, check out the city centre of The Hague, or explore the beach and perhaps even go kitesurfing.
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