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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s sail together.
|Aug 1||Sep 1||Medemblik||French West coast|
|Spanish&Portugese coast||Oct '20||Sept '21||Spain||Portugal, Algarve|
|Madeira, Canary Islands, Gambia, Cabo Verdes island hopping||Sept '21||Jan '22||Portugal||Cabo Verde Islands*
|Atlantic Ocean, French Guyana, Suriname||Jan '22||April '22||Cabo Verdes*||Surinam|
|Caribbean Sea, island hopping, coastal||April '22||June '22||Surinam*||Panama*|
|Panama Canal, island hopping, coastal||Panama*||Costa Rica *West Coast|
|Coastal and off shore along Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile||Costa Rica*||N-Chile*|
|Ocean and Island hopping||N-Chile||New Zealand|
*: 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.