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.


From copper mine to sailing cargo ship in Guadiana

We sailed the Guadiana river with friends. The Ya arrived at Pomarao, just next to where for nearly 100 years, the sailing cargo ships were loaded with copper oar from the mines. We started hiking along an old deserted railroad track, through rough nature. It led to the former copper mines. On the summit of the exploration about 1000 Portugese men worked there. But in the early 60s the English bosses closed it down from one day to another and shipped all gear with them. Now you can only find the railway sleepers. .Here an impression in some images.

Fossil free fellows

We met fossil free fellows. You build a large catamaran, you make a great and well thought technical system in it, including an efficient energy consumption, and then you discover you can live fossil free! This is what Adrien did.

Queen fish in Mertola

On our way to Mertoly, we met a fisherman. We got 3 fish. He only wanted to keep the eggs. The eggs are a local delicacy, like caviar. That’s why the fish in this time of year is the ‘queen’. But what happens with the queen herself?

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