Sail Away Weeks

2022 French Canals - Booking up fast!


Join us for a week or two travelling on the French Canals in the lovely Burgundy Region.
We have organized a 4 cabin canal boat (P1500FB Flying Bridge Penichette) - each cabin has its own private sink, toilet and shower. Each of the four cabins have a double bed that can be transformed into two single beds.

We are planning to travel south from Joigny for the first week, then back north for the second week returning to Joigny at the end of the second week. This way your trip will not involve retracing your steps unless you join us for both weeks.

Saturday August 27 - Friday September 2 (6 nights)
Price per cabin double occupancy $4100US* (
2 available + 1 Pending)
Joigny France to Corbigny France
You will meet the boat in Joigny France - approximately 1 hour 15 minute train ride from Paris. We will travel through the lovely Burgundy region southwards to Corbigny

Friday September 2 - Friday September 9
Price per cabin double occupancy $4100US* (
2 booked + 1 pending)
Corbigny France to Joigny France

Meet the boat in Corbigny France - we will travel through the lovely Burgundy region northwards to Joigny

French Canals
Way back in 2012 we took our 49 foot sailboat right across France via the canals. This was an amazing experience and since then we have always wanted to return. Check out the clips of this trip below on YouTube.

*We have put together an all-inclusive package including food and beverages, operating costs of the boat, fuel, insurance, marina and lock fees and instruction. See FAQ for complete list.

Questions? Want to Talk to Us? +1-705-484-0061 (9-5 Eastern Time weekdays)
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2022 Dutch Traditional Sailing - Fully Booked


Note: prices are in US Dollars and are for two people in 1 cabin

Questions? Want to Talk to Us? +1-705-484-0061 (9-5 Eastern Time weekdays)
Join us for a week of sailing aboard a traditional Dutch "lemsteraak" to explore the shallow seas of the Frisian Islands and travel inland via the Dutch Canals.

Depending on weather we will be able to visit 3 or 4 of the lovely Frisian Islands. In this area it's important to take tides and currents into consideration so we will go over tidal calculations and methods. With flat-bottomed boats it's also an option to stop and explore the tidal flats drying out for an hour or so. See the pictures below from our Waddenzee expeditions on Distant Shores.

The canals in the region are scenic and fun as well. On our previous trip with Distant Shores II we visited Dokkum and Leeuwarden. Both were lovely and deserve another visit!

Distant Shores IV aluminium boat in build!

We’re adding a bonus to visit the boat yard in Makkum to see the build of Distant Shores IV taking place! The hull plating will be starting to take shape, and we can see other boats in build as well.

We have put together an all-inclusive package including food and beverages, operating costs of the boat, fuel, insurance, marina and lock fees and instruction. See FAQ for complete list.

Date: May 28-June 3, 2022
Yacht: S/V Vrouw Franciska, 15 m/ 49 ft long traditional "lemsteraak" Dutch sailing vessel
Contact us for waiting list (All 3 cabins are already booked)

BOOKED - Cabin 1 - Spacious cabin with double berth and additional settee - $3500
BOOKED - Cabin 2 - Spacious cabin with double berth and additional settee - $3500
BOOKED - Cabin 3 - Bunk Cabin with 2 bunk berths - $3000 for 2 people - or $2500 if just one person

Charter base: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Date: August 20-26, 2022 NEW
Yacht: S/V Vrouw Franciska, 15 m/ 49 ft long traditional "lemsteraak" Dutch sailing vessel
Contact us! (Join Waiting list)

BOOKED - Cabin 1 - Spacious cabin with double berth and additional settee - $3500
BOOKED - Cabin 2 - Spacious cabin with double berth and additional settee - $3500
BOOKED - Cabin 3 - Bunk Cabin with 2 bunk berths - $3000 for 2 people - or $2500 if just one person

Charter base: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Contact us for more information or to express an interest.
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If you have any questions please contact us - Or call our office in Toronto, Canada, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and we can describe the passages further. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Telephone: (705) 484-0061