Sunday 16 January 2022 2 min to read
€ 175,- p.p. incl. catering (food & drinks)
Children up to 16 years: € 125,-
Embark: Friday April 1st 2022, Port of Volendam
Disembark: Sunday April 3rd 2022, Port of Volendam
Always wanted to participate in a sailing race with at least thirty big clippers and tjalken? Welcome aboard one of our ships. You don’t have to be an experienced sailor to participate in these competitions. The crew is happy to take you under her wing.
The Pieperrace is a Volendammer sailing spectacle of allure, organized by the Pieperrace Foundation on the southern IJsselmeer off the coast of Volendam. This annual event is the start of the sailing season.
This competition for traditional sailing ships honours the memory of how the Volendammer Kwakken (large botters that only occurred in Volendam), during the period 1943-1945, were used to sail potatoes (pagers) from Friesland. Among other things, the pagers were intended for the Amsterdam hospitals.
The Pieperrace takes place on the doorstep of Volendam. Traditionally, this is the opening game of the new season.
The Pieperrace is a Volendammer sailing spectacle of allure, organized by the Pieperrace Foundation on the southern IJsselmeer off the coast of Volendam. This competition for traditional sailing ships honours the memory of how the Volendammer Kwakken (large botters that only occurred in Volendam), during the hunger winter of 1944, were used to sail potatoes (pagers) from Friesland. Among other things, the pagers were intended for the Amsterdam hospitals.
If you run this weekend you have to wait until October to be able to race again.
Sailing experience is not required, conviviality is. All competitions include food, drinks, beer and wine. You have to provide a sleeping bag and waterproof clothing yourself.
April 1st 2022
On Friday evening you are welcome on board from 21.00 hrs. The evening will consist of boarding, a welcome speech by Laurens, getting to know your fellow travellers and, for the enthusiasts, a visit to the nightlife of Volendam, where the ships slowly arrive. Of course, you can also use your drinks and food onboard.
On Saturday morning, after a nice breakfast, sailing instruction and team layout, we throw the bunches loose and choose the spacious sop. Laurens has since been to the palaver and knows which job is being sailed. From 10:30 a.m. onwards, the finish will start in different classes, the finish will be in the course of the afternoon, no later than 17:00.
On Sunday there will be another race, a slightly shorter round, so that everyone can still go to the award ceremony in the Hole of the Netherlands at 17:00.
We organize all competitions including catering. If you want to join or have questions, you can call Laurens Orange (06-21506336) or email email@example.com. You can also book directly via the site by clicking on book directly.
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Please note: we have special rates up to 16 years!
- Friday April 1st 2022
Port of Volendam
- Sunday April 3rd 2022
Port of Volendam
Transfer to and from departure and arrival port is on your own and expense.
- All meals: breakfast, lunch and evening meals with coffee, tea, (butter) milk, soda, beer and wine. These meals are simple and tasty.
- Duvets and towels.
Via the tab “Book now”, or by clicking here, you can, reserve, book and also pay, for example with IDeal.
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The Johanna Engelina is a 38-metre sailing clipper. Built in 1897 and with approx. 800m2 sail on board. All competitions can accommodate up to 33 people. Accompanied by an experienced crew, you will have the chance to experience a very spectacular event. Sailing experience is not required, conviviality is. Every competition also involves an experienced cook. Because with an empty stomach you can’t sail!
The Johanna Engelina is an original Zeeland two-mast clipper. The ship is equipped with a spacious deck for sunbathing or helping with sailing. Below deck you will find a cozy day care, attractive huts and a well-equipped galley.