The English class is full, we can not take any applications for school year 17-18
Please note that classes are getting filled. As of August 29 there is no more room for Dutch-speaking students on friday.
The class in English has a few places left, Don't hesitate if you intend to participate in oktober!
Due to an increase in costs we are forced to increase our prices. From August 15th 2017 we will increase the schoolfee of the KZV and the GZV by €30,-, the Bosun Course fee will be increased by €20,-.
A further increase of €60,- for the KZV and GZV will come into effect for school year 2018-2019.
Important: If you have applied already for a course in school year 2017-2018 or intend to apply before the date of August 15th 2017, the existing school fee will be charged.
Starting October 2016 we will offer the GZV in English. This is a logical next step after two successful years of KZV in English.
A few ships offer overnight possibilities during the winter. Some offers include bedding and breakfast, others don't. Overnight stays are not the responsibility of the EZS, please make arrangements with the skipper yourself.
Neerlandia; Unfortunately the Neerlandia has a new owner and is no longer available for overnight stay.
from 26/10 available for b&b. Price is 25,- incl bedding and breakfast.
email@example.com or +31.627.297436
You can reach the EZS by phone (+31 228 316364) during these hours:
Monday: 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00
Tuesday: 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Wednesday: 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Thursday: 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00
"Here we are; straight from the diploma awarding ceremony in the
Enkhuizer Wester Church deep dipping into the life at sea. Or rather ocean. It's for real!
A group of 12 Enkhuizer novices jumped on the beauty Bark Europa in Cape Town, South Africa, exactly one month ago. Setting sail a few days after we lost the Table Mountain out of sight we embarked on this long ocean passage that would, eventually, turn all us little Pollywogs into adolescent Shellbacks.
Straight from the start of the voyage it showed that the six months of school had been just about right to feed us, green hands, with little enough understanding of all there is to learn about the art of sailing and hence the crew of Bark Europa found themselves girdled by a herd of hungry hasty cats & dogs, eager to play.
It didn't last long before the stylish and rich library on board Europa was vibrating from EZS (Eager Zappy Scholars)' energy, eating books and excreting voyage plans. Especially, but not exclusively, those first voyage days seemed to be as overwhelming to us (at least to author) as the Wonderland must have been wrapping Alice in; a big playground with loads to learn, try-out, absorb, practice, test, read and work on in every single corner of this sailing belle. All of this made possible by her outstanding crew, each member of whom has wealth of knowledge and skills on offer (not to mention patience with us).
To name a few of the limitless list of skills we have been introduced to: sail handling on square-rigged ships, knots, rope & woodwork (splicing, seizing, whipping, worming/parcelling/serving wires, making blocks), chart correcting, sail sewing, leatherwork, scraping/sanding/varnishing (ok, that's nothing much new), determining compass errors by azimuths, weather observations, astronavigation, all trigonometry of grand circle sailing, firefighting drills, checking of safety equipment and facilities on board the ship, the meditative work of baggy-wrinkling, getting acquainted with the radar, AIS and all available instruments the wheelhouse has to offer, keeping track of our dead reckoning and of course taking helm and perform lookout duties, although one mostly finds lookouts gazing at the stars all night (lonely ocean provided), especially since one of the Eager Zappy Scholars gave us some nightly lectures on the identification of stars, constellations and signs.
Whilst hammocks are not valued on this trip, only rarely one finds a human on the bowsprit in the jib net, contemplating being out here at all. This lively organism, world-famous under the name Europa, steals everybody's hearts, winds us around her masts, turning each and everyone on board into a devoted craftsman; anything to keep her proudly going.
Zeus can leave his most beloved conquest to herself; Europa is better not tamed; she tames us. What a joy!
Another three weeks before Land Ho! Azores. Another three weeks of being served exquisite Food with Love (Rensje! Sofie! Gjalt! and all multi-armed crew), three weeks of being presented sunset sceneries, three weeks of receiving gentle breezes, of sleeping under the stars and of being all happy people living happy dayz...
Thank you all,
Additional Live Report from the night watch 0:00 - 04:00, in which we set another 12 more sails, starboard tack, for our brand new close-hauled course and for our friends in the morningwatch to enjoy; we are ready for sailing this northern hemisphere, let's move it, wigglejiggle straight up to Azores."
KZV Classes are now available in English !
Lessons take place on Fridays for 24 weeks from October to March. Written or e-learning courses are not available.
English KZV is ONLY on fridays!
Bosun class in dutch/English.
In the months January through March we also offer a one-day-a-week bosun course where essential skills like splicing rope and steel wire, surveying the rig and general knowledge of maintenance and ships materials are taught.
Language: English and Dutch
sail endorsement in english!
For qualified mariners we offer the possibility to obtain the GZV diploma in a smaller amount of time. This two month 'sail module' starts in January (one day per week) and is limited to the following subjects: fore- and aft and square rigged sailing-ships, sailing vessel design, stability, rigging, maneuvering, routing square rigged sailing-ships and BPR.
More information available here.