Henley Whalers - 'Dorestad 2018'

Version 7/9/18


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.. Weather . Dates, Route, General info, Rates, Registration, Ts&Cs, Map, Whaler entry. Old pictures.

Wed 12th to Sun 16th September 2018. - South western Friesland.

Registration opened 5/2/18. - Now closed - Fully booked. > ONE SPACE with Steve M.[Now filled]
Depart Henley pm 11th Sept. Back in Henley by mid-day on 17th.

Weather in Akkrum - "TWO".

Information based on the organisers' website and some previous experience.

Sailing area . Northern, Netherlands.
The Dorestad Raid 2018 will start in Akkrum.
The route goes through the southwestern part of Friesland, over lakes and (narrow) canals.
During the raid sailing and rowing will be alternated.
The Raid ends in Akkrum
(Map below).
Pictures from previous visits. (Several different areas but the "culture" and hotel barge remain the same.)

Hotel barge "In Dubio will again accompany and pamper us".

Hotel barge
"In Dubio"
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Wed 12/9: [Afternoon/early evening] Launch boats at Akkrum..
This is typically followed by a very short cruise to wherever the hotel barge In Dubio will be moored for the night.

Thu 13/9: TBA.

Fri 14/9: TBA

Sat 15/9: TBA.

Sun 16/9: Akkrum. There is typically a short cruise before going to the slipway. (map below).

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Hotel barge
Dorestad 2014
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General information- "Algemene Informatie" -

The Dorestad raid takes place annually from Wednesday evening to Sunday afternoon in September, each year taking a different route in the Netherlands.

Participants are to complete the entire route without the use of an engine. Playful competition elements are inevitable, but it is not a real competition. The most important thing is that all are enjoying themselves.

Each day there is a stage which all participants should be able to complete, if necessary with some assistance. All however having due regard for the Terms and Conditions and the Safety Points.

In the morning there will be a briefing explaining the stage for the day and what you can encounter along the way.

Each day ends in afternoon at the place of destination, as agreed in the morning briefing. At the place of destination one will find the accompanying mother ship, the accommodation barge the ‘in Dubio’ of Leo and Hannah Versloot.

The price includes the evening meals, breakfasts and packed lunches, coffee and tea. Other drinks must be paid separately. All participants are, in accordance with the cores schedule, to help once during the raid setting and clearing the tables as well as doing the dishes. Please indicate your dietary requirements on the registration form.

For an additional price one can sleep on board the ‘in Dubio’. If so desired, bed linen is offered at an extra charge. Everything is to be specified on the registration form.

Please also note the Terms and Conditions and the Safety Points

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Rates -

€ 250 for the entire time, € 300 if you sleep on the in Dubio. Bed linen: € 12.50
Coffee and tea are included, as well as breakfast and lunch, and dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

[Other deals for people who join on Friday evening.]?

Hotel barge
"In Dubio"
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Registration - (in Dutch and English).
"Henley Whalers" - Either use our " Enquiries" link, or contact Dorestad organisers.

Number of eaters: max 40 persons. Cabins: max 24 sleepers on 'In Dubio'. [Otherwise you can sleep &/or self-cater alongside].

Terms and Conditions - Read them here > "Algemene Voorwaarden" -

Safety Points - Read them here > "Veiligheidsaandachtspunten"

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Where is Dorestad Raid? This year (2018) South western Friesland - Map - Click to zoom in

Map 2017

Click below for zoomable map of location
Dorestad 2018 Map 2

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Henley Whalers' participation in 2018.
SM will take Llafurio, crewed by BB, JB & PW. (This could feasibly be superceded by (A) below if there was sufficient interest)?

For 2019 - Henley Whaler options - Something like the above, or:-
(A) Take Molly (subject to Geoff’s approval, enough crew, towing vehicle). Molly went in 2007, 9 & 10.
(B) Crew for other people on their boats. Done by ST & PW in the past.
(C) Rent a local boat. “Many there”. (The Organisers would probably research this again on our behalf.)

Previous Visits-
2017 - Whalers' pics*. Other crews' pics.
2016 - Whalers' pics. Other crews' pics.
2014 - PW's pics. Other crews' pics.
2011 - PW's pics . Other crews' pics.
2010 - Some pictures from CB here. (False link. Need to contact CB)
2009 - CB's photos are here . Video here.
2007 - Whalers' pics.
Other crews' pics.

Dates, Route, General info, Rates, Registration, Ts&Cs, Map, Whaler entry.

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