The Ya sails fossil free. Wherever we go, we try to exchange information, work and activities in order to propagate a clean wave. Find our schedule here and come aboard!

Scroll down further and you will find some of the activities we have planned. Please, never hesitate to let us know if you have other ideas!

Pick your favorite trip to join.*

You are very welcome to sail and live sustainably with us! Contact Peter Hoefnagels via and let’s sail together.

Sail areaFrom ToStart*End*
North Sea,
Channel, Biskay
Aug 1Sep 1MedemblikFrench West coast
Spanish&Portugese coastOct '20Sept '21SpainPortugal, Algarve
Madeira, Canary Islands, Gambia, Cabo Verdes island hoppingSept '21Jan '22PortugalCabo Verde Islands*

Atlantic Ocean, French Guyana, SurinameJan '22April '22Cabo Verdes*Surinam
Caribbean Sea, island hopping, coastalApril '22June '22Surinam*Panama*
Panama, Bocas, Panama Canaljuly '22Sep '23Panama Bocas del ToroPanama South coast
S Pacific, Pitcairn & Gambier Islands, Marquesas IslandsSep '23March '24PanamaMarquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Ocean and Island hoppingApril '24October '24MarquesasTonga/Tahiti/Fiji

*: Depending on COVID 19 regulations

Plans and ideas

Medemblik Yacht Harbour

In 2018, the mayor of Medemblik welcomed us with great honour and festivities when the Ya finished the world’s first fossil free circumnavigation. The Medemblik City Harbour became the base of the Ya, and she has been invited to go there again. Do we just say “thank you” and leave? No, we will exchange and we will take an in depth look at the CO2 impact of the harbour and advise them on reducing CO2 emissions and costs.

Idea: helophyte filters and smart water grids

Sometimes we see a lack of sewer systems in more rural areas. This usually means sewage enters open water. E. coli bacteria develop and this leads to mortality. To prevent this, we can create helophyte filters in a simple way. We use our Dutch heritage in water management and with a bit of “digging and dyking”, we can make simple basic clean water systems without complex sewer systems. A small, local smart water grid.

Ideas? Mention them!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you see chances for small, local project yourself. The magic words:
Local! it will be us and the local people.
Exchange! No ‘one-way projects’ for the Ya. We want to grow with the locals, learn from the people, grow and encourage them to grow with us.