Atlantic Crossing

Fundraising for The Ocean Cleanup
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We develop advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic


To desire nothing beyond what you have is surely happiness. Aboard a boat, it is frequently possible to achieve just that. That is why sailing is a way of life, one of the finest of lives” – Charleton Mitchell

Sailing and all activities in and around seas & lakes are a very important part of our lives. This has started with Cok learning how to sail from a very early age and Femke and Natasja sailing as long as we can remember. 

An Atlantic Ocean crossing has been on our wish list for a very long time. Therefore, in November 2019, we will step aboard the “Westwind” and sail from Gran Canaria to Martinique. This 2700 nautical mile trip across the Atlantic Ocean will take around 3 weeks, during which we will put our skills to the test, learn a lot more and hopefully won't be too seasick! 

While we are fulfilling our dream, we also see the need to protect our waters for future generations. The plastic soup is a reality and we all need to do something about it before we can walk across an ocean covered in plastic. 

While more and more people and organisations are working on the prevention of single use plastic, we would like to support a charity trying to clean parts of ocean. We would like to ask you to support us and donate to The Ocean Cleanup. Thank you very much in advance!!

We will keep you updated on our preparations for our crossing in the coming weeks and try to send you updates during the trip and of course share all of our stories when we return.

About the charity

The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. By utilizing the ocean currents to our advantage, our passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years’ time.

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