Enkhuizer Nautical College

Nautical education is a long-standing tradition in Enkhuizen, Netherlands dating back to the 16thcentury. Then sailing ships departed from this, at the time, important city to sail the world’s oceans. Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (1534-1605) was already giving lessons in nautical education there..

The introduction of steamships and reliable engines resulted in merchant sailing ships rapidly becoming redundant. Clippers, schooners and other traditional sailing ships disappeared from the rivers and seas, and along with them the nautical education and knowledge of sailing tall ships. However, a turning point was reached in the 1960’s, when a young generation started restoring and sailing the remaining rotten, rusty ships. Read more…

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