Once every 5 years, SAIL comes to Amsterdam. This year the spectaculair event will take place from Wednesday 19 to Sunday August 23rdn.
With a Sail-In Parade of 8 kilometers long, the opening of Sail Amsterdam 2015 will be twice as long the previous edition in 2010.
A large number of tall ships comes to SAIL Amsterdam for the first time, as the Atyla from Spain. This ship was built in 1917 as a Dutch freighter. After the 42-meter long ship was converted into a training ship of the Maritime Academy of Stockholm, it sails since 2011 under the Polish flag. After years of absence, the ARC Gloria from Colombia will again will be present. “If the men entering, proudly sing their national anthem and that while they are high on the yards, that gives goosebumps,” said Jeannette Blijdorp of the organization.