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My second journey at sea is in 2022. I sail 976 miles, of which 404 solo

Embarking on the Horizon Tour: A Solo Sailing Adventure

Spring 2022 marked a significant milestone in my sailing journey as I embarked on my first solo trip to England. Fueled by the thrill of the open ocean, I found myself yearning for more. With the Dutch Coastal Sailors‘ summer trip beckoning, I eagerly registered for the next leg of my nautical odyssey.

Preparing for the Horizon Tour: A Test of Skill and Endurance

The Horizon Tour promised to be a challenge like no other, beginning with a non-stop 300-mile voyage. As I immersed myself in the preparation evenings, anticipation coursed through my veins. What intrigued me most about the journey was the opportunity to chart two distinct routes – one to Cherbourg and the other to Thyborøn, both equidistant from IJmuiden. However, this choice came with its own set of challenges, requiring meticulous planning and duplicating essential supplies.

Doubling the Distance: A Leap of Faith

As I pondered the magnitude of the upcoming voyage, doubts crept into my mind. Could I handle the rigors of sailing solo for double the distance of my previous expeditions? Despite my apprehensions, I pressed forward, buoyed by the unwavering support of my friend Mark. Little did I know, the journey ahead would test my mettle in unforeseen ways, pushing me to my limits both mentally and physically.

Navigating the Challenges: From Stormy Seas to Tranquil Waters

The voyage proved to be a rollercoaster of emotions, from navigating treacherous waves to basking in the tranquility of open waters. Together with Mark, I weathered the storm, facing towering waves and unpredictable winds with unwavering determination. Each obstacle we encountered strengthened our resolve and forged an unbreakable bond, proving that adversity is merely a stepping stone on the path to discovery.

Exploring New Horizons: A Journey of Self-Discovery

As we ventured further into uncharted waters, the allure of distant shores beckoned, promising new adventures and unforgettable experiences. From the idyllic Channel Islands to the bustling harbors of St. Malo and Granville, each port of call offered a glimpse into the rich tapestry of maritime culture. Yet, amidst the hustle and bustle of coastal life, I found moments of serenity and solitude, where the rhythmic ebb and flow of the tide echoed the cadence of my heart.

Homeward Bound: Reflections on a Journey Well-Traveled

As I charted a course for home, a sense of bittersweet nostalgia washed over me, mingling with the salt-scented air. Though weary from the journey, my spirit soared with the knowledge that I had conquered the seas and returned unscathed. With the safety of the harbor beckoning, I steered my vessel towards familiar shores, grateful for the memories made and lessons learned along the way.


My name is Jacqueline Evers from The Netherlands. Solo sailing around the world in my 27 foot sloop. While my husband and son may have chosen a different path, their unwavering support fuels my solo pursuit of this lifelong dream.

Not confined by age or the constraints of conventional life, in my 50s, I bravely departed from the rat race, trading it for the serenity of the open sea. Through my unscripted videos and blogs, I offer a glimpse into the authentic tapestry of my sailing

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