Out on the open water on the two-masted clipper Hester

Lelystad, 14 February 2018 - From the nautical Hanseatic city of Kampen you can sail swiftly out towards the IJsselmeer, Markermeer or the Frisian (Wadden) islands on the convivial, 40-metre-long clipper. The possibilities on and in the water are endless. Whether you’re keen to muck in and help hoist the sail or would prefer to relax and just enjoy being together with the group in an anchorage, anything’s possible on board the Hester. They do their utmost to give their guests an unforgettable experience each and every time, and strike the right balance between being active and relaxing.

Activity and relaxation

The Hester is a wonderful, comfortable ship to sail on as a group. You can actively take part in sailing her, though there’s plenty of seating space for those people who’d rather take things a bit easier. Prior to departure the skipper will discuss with the group what their wishes are. They’ll subsequently come up with a plan and a destination together, taking the weather and wind into consideration. For example, we could sail to one of the many seaports round the IJsselmeer or the Frisian islands of Texel, Terschelling and Vlieland. But if the weather is ideal for swimming, then we might also want to berth. We’ve got a nose for the best anchorages and love setting up the swimming ladder and the rope swing, enabling you to swim or swing from the boat. Yet you could also explore the surroundings in one of our canoes. And for the real adventurers among you we even have a dinghy with banana. Who’s brave enough?

About the clipper Hester

The Hester is a ship steeped in history. She was built in 1898 as a seagoing cargo ship. The former hold has been converted into convivial daytime accommodation with comfortable cabins. What’s more, the clipper features a daytime area with a bar and spacious galley, where you can have a quick dance during chores.

Keen to sail on clipper Hester? Or interested in finding out more about this ship’s options? Feel free to contact one of our staff, who will be happy to help you.