Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

Maritime Experience Day Trip on the Wylde Swan

by Jan Roosens CSTA on 23 Jan 2014
Some of the youngsters with their teachers, the director of Milton Peters College Wim De Visser, the Coordinator UNSS du district îles du Nord Professeur EPS Collège Mont des Accords Mr. Alain Pansiot-Villon, Director of the Port de Marigot Alberic Ellis, Rien Korteknie, Budget Marine representative Tim Roosens, Captain and some crew together with members of the CSTA on the Galisbay Pier with the Wylde Swan. Caribbean Sail Training Association http://www.caribbeansailtrainingassociation.org/
The Dutch sail training vessel Wylde Swan, which is the largest two mast top sail schooner in the world, has sailed on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from the Port of Galisbay Marigot with approx. 30 youngsters accompanied by teachers, some journalists, photographers and invited guests from St.Maarten and St.Martin during a Maritime Experience day trip.

Young people from the Collège Mont des Accords, the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, and the Kids at Sea Foundation had a fun day sailing and learning excursion on the Tall Ship.

The Maritime Experience Day was once again organized by the Caribbean Sail Training Association and sponsored by the Maritime School of the West Indies, International Liquor and Tobacco Trading ( ITLC ), Budget Marine, YachtAssistance and Life Rafts Etc. so that the day could be offered free of costs.

The Wylde Swan set sails precisely at 9.00 a.m. as announced, out of Galisbay. Director of the Port De Marigot-Galisbay Alberic Ellis was there to welcome the Captain and crew prior to the departure and to wish them a pleasant trip.


The Port of Marigot is hosting most of the visiting sail training vessels this season due to their appreciated cooperation and services that the port provides to the Tall Ships. Several of the yacht and ship agents, companies and suppliers prefer working with the Port de Galisbay while visiting St.Maarten-St.Martin.

The Wylde Swan sailed first East – North East towards Anguilla and then to Grand Case where they anchored for lunch.
Only nineteen minutes later the sailed again, this time direction North and returning in the late afternoon to Galisbay.
Kids learned to set sails, some taking the huge steering wheel (helm), climbing the masts (with safety harnesses) and helping everywhere to safely run a Tall Ship under supervision of Captain and Crew.

All the youngsters had a blast and they all wanted to return as soon as possible to sail on a next Tall Ship.

The Caribbean Sail Training Association’ s president Jan Roosens suggested to Rien Korteknie from the Kids At Sea foundation that they would initiate talks with Milton Pieters college and him to set up a multi weeks sailing program by next season for the youngsters.

The Wylde Swan is actually running such programs with Dutch youngsters which are on board for several weeks together with teachers who instruct the regular lessons from school in addition to sailing.

For more information click here

Barz Optics - FloatersHarken and Fosters -  Harken WinchesSchaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82

Related Articles

Launching wheels make small boats easy to move
Wheel-a-Weigh™ from Davis Instruments enables one person to easily and safely roll small craft to the water and back. Wherever there are dinghies and small boats ashore, there are people struggling to move them. Balancing them precariously on dock carts or simply dragging them is a danger to the vessel and bystanders alike. Wheel-a-Weigh™ from Davis Instruments enables one person to easily and safely roll small craft to the water and back.
Posted on 27 Aug
Your thoughts on the sailing industry
Until recently I was a committee member of the Sailing Industry Association. Until recently I was a committee member of the Sailing Industry Association, a sub committee of the Boating Industry of NSW. That committee has now disbanded and whether or not it regroups is a matter for the newly formed Boating Industry Association of Australia.
Posted on 25 Aug
Doyle Sails UK – Moving up
Heading up the new loft will be Bonner and Larke, well-known in the sailing industry from dinghies to superyachts. Heading up the new loft will be Nick Bonner and Rob Larke, well-known in the sailing industry from dinghies to superyachts.
Posted on 25 Aug
Spinlock showcase award-winning products to commercial marine industry
Spinlock is set to showcase two new products at SMM as they expand on their market share in the commercial marine sector Spinlock is set to showcase two new products at SMM, the world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry, as they expand on their market share in the commercial marine sector.
Posted on 24 Aug
Post Brexit - New orders for Oyster Yachts
Oyster Yachts announced that confidence seems to be increasing post Brexit and to confirm that we have signed contracts Oyster Yachts are delighted to announce that confidence seems to be increasing post Brexit and to confirm that we have signed contracts for the new build of the ninth Oyster 885; the 42nd Oyster 575, and the 20th Oyster 625.
Posted on 24 Aug
US Division of Aqualuma® merges with Tides Marine
Aqualuma has perfected the art form of underwater lighting and the LEDs are lights of choice for leading manufacturers. Since 2004, Aqualuma has perfected the art form of underwater lighting and the company’s LEDs are the lights of choice for many of the world’s leading boat manufacturers. A Tides Marine subsidiary, Tides Marine International, is the European distributor for the Aqualuma product range.
Posted on 23 Aug
CruiseCraft releases R Series Bow Riders
Following a five year hiatus, CruiseCraft has reentered the bow-rider market with launch of stylish CruiseCraft R Series Following a five year hiatus, CruiseCraft has reentered the bow-rider market with the launch of the stylish CruiseCraft R Series, two new Aussie built bow rider models. The CruiseCraft R55 and the CruiseCraft R6 breathe revitalised life into the Australian family boating market.
Posted on 23 Aug
Streaker launches new website
Streaker Boats Australia has gone live with new website, showcasing their full range of family oriented fibreglass boats Streaker Boats Australia has gone live with their new website, showcasing their full range of family oriented fibreglass boats. The new website contains all the usual technical data from the manufacturer, together with information on the dealer network.
Posted on 23 Aug
Elliot Brown watch survives circumnavigation on Clipper Race yacht
Elliot Brown watch was attached to the mast of the Da Nang – Viet Nam yacht entry, and is still in full working order The watch has survived punishing storms, hurricane force-winds, massive waves, extreme heat, shocks including a yacht knockdown, vibration, freezing cold temperatures and corrosive saltwater.
Posted on 22 Aug
New stainless bathing ladder with pop-up handles
Gineico Marine used the recent Sydney International Boat show to release new 316 Stainless telescopic bathing ladder Gineico Marine used the recent Sydney International Boat show to release the new 316 Stainless telescopic bathing ladder, with clever pop-up handles!
Posted on 22 Aug