Sustainable cruising

The Ya sails around the world without using fossil fuels. No diesel, no gas, no petrol. On-board life is energy neutral and very comfortable. Sustainable cruising means to us: sailing globally, living locally. We buy, eat, live and act where we anchor.
With the locals we exchange information and methods about sustainability and living self supporting. Whatever we learn from them, we share with you on our blog. In exchange, we deliver a clean wave in all corners of the globe.

Here we are right now
When sailing, we regularly post our position with a short message and, if possible, a picture. So, check our itinerary on the map. Check the Schedule to find out where we intend to go and see all the places you can meet us.


Views on sailing through the times.

For centuries people turned to the gods for good sailing. Neptune and Aeolus had to be propitiated with a lamb or a jug of wine. People later discovered sailing routes and trade winds and this is the first rationality. But, to be on the safe side, they continued to pray for a safe journey.

Possibly connecting a car alternator to your propeller shaft?

Something technical this week, and only two pictures (but one of them is artistic)
As soon as a sailing yacht sails, it speeds up. The propeller in the water starts to turn. This rotation can drive a dynamo and thus generate electricity. Just as a windmill needs a little wind to deliver, the propeller only turns through the water at some speed. That’s a law of physics. At about five knots, the propeller usually turns hard enough to provide electricity.

Some numbers

Some numbers
We belong to the 10% richest in the world and we cause 50% of the environmental damage.
In the first 100 years, hardly anything changed on this planet.. The Earth took it. But then, with a slow response, the nature the Earth is changing.

Check out the details

The Ya in detail
The Ya is specially designed and built as a sustainable sailing vessel. She has a proven track record. Already the Ya made a trip around the world, being the first vessel ever not using fossil fuel at all. To be honest, for the Ya it is impossible to use fossil fuels for she has no engine! Follow this link to check out the details.

Clean Wave

Clean Wave Foundation
The Clean Wave Foundation is a Dutch charity foundation. Its purpose is to strive for zero emissions and use every possible wave to get here. Over the years, we have seen a growing international interest on the Dutch Sustainable Yacht project and this resulted in the fossilfree around the world campaign. Learn more on the page About us.

The Team
A dedicated team of all kinds of professionals is supporting the Ya, because they all believe in the green message. Of course they are contributing their work voluntary. There is always room for more help, so meet our team members and join them if you feel like helping us out!

Contact us

Interested in seeing the Ya, in a lecture, workshop or join us on a trip? Or wishing to volunteer in keeping the Ya sailing en achieving her green targets?
Send us an email:

Call us or leave a message on Signal or Whatsapp: +316 283 44 823

The Clean Wave Foundation’s residence:
Schoonoordstraat 12 B
3036 XH Rotterdam
the Netherlands