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.


Blog

Propelling to fossil freedom – simple and cheap

Hydro generation covers an essential part of a sailor’s energy need, next to solar panels and wind generation. This third way of supplying stabilizes your energy household. Every cruiser, especially the long-distance cruiser, can get the energy really simple, and for low costs. You just connect an alternator to your propeller and you let it run when you sail. We will explain how.

A bridge too close

There is a plan to build a bridge over the river Guadiana, to connectAlcoutim, on the Portuguese side, and Sanlucar de Guadiana on the Spanish side. We wonder if the bridge is a good idea and looked at the options.

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: info@fossilfreearoundtheworld.org

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