Does anyone have experience with this school? Any idea how the licensing translates to the USA?
I do not, but am furiously trying to find a way to add “Ocean Wanderer” to my CV…
It would not translate in the least since USCG does not accept any training that isn’t USCG approved and even if you made the extra effort to get the Dutch CoC after the course, USCG does not issue CeC recognizing these.
But I’m sure you could have fun and USCG may (or may not) accept some of the sailing time as sea service for US application.
Perhaps @Dutchie knows something about this school.
I don’t know anything about the school, and I’d want to know a lot more before attending, but it sounds like a very worthwhile experience to me.
One could learn a hell of a lot in a short traditional sailing vessel program like this. It would be a very eye opening, personal growth, experience for the typical American.
The USCG would not accept the training toward a US license, but so what? You are going there it learn. The USCG cannot take away the knowledge gained. The seatime probably would be accepted by the USCG.
Getting the Dutch CoC might be valuable. The Dutch have lots of workboats working on projects all over the world.
I am not familiar with this school but they seem to have an excellent reputation as a professional nautical college. Since 2014 they offer English language courses. An unique feature is that they also have a training course on square rigged sailing ships.
Thanks you all, I appreciate it
The Drommedaris, the entrance gate to the city dating from 1540.
The picturesque town of Enkhuizen in the province of North Holland attracts thousands of visitors every year. Some love Enkhuizen for its many historical buildings and monuments, others love the harbor and the fantastic water sports facilities.
In the seventeenth century, Enkhuizen was one of the most prosperous cities in the Netherlands. As a member of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), the city, together with Hoorn, gained power and influence. Today, the many mansions, canals, churches, city walls and harbors remind the visitor of this rich history while walking through the old town.
The picturesque town of Enkhuizen in the province of North Holland attracts thousands of visitors every year. Some love Enkhuizen for its many historical buildings and monuments, others love the harbor and the fantastic water sports facilities. had more inhabitants in the Golden Age than today. The Drommedaris, the entrance gate to the city dating from 1540, the Waag from 1559, the Zuiderkerk and the classicist town hall still bear witness to this prosperous past. In addition, Enkhuizen has a pleasant old city center with historic buildings, where nowadays beautiful shops and nice restaurants are located.