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Tying up in the open air of the Frisian lake district is well arranged. Fryslân has a whole network of special water recreation shores owned by an organisation known as the Marrekrite.
After a day on Frisian waters, sailing into a Frisian marina feels almost like coming home. The marinas range in size from smaller ones located in the middle of a village to larger ones on the shores of the IJsselmeer.
On the water in Fryslân you don’t have any troubles with good navigation. If you have questions on or round the Frisian water you can contact Eileen. When you contact Eileen you get help, tips and practical information.
Do I need certificates for sailing and renting? The minimum age for renting a boat is 18 years. And you need to identify with a pasport or a drivers license.
It is not required to have a sailing licence when sailing a boat under 15 meters long or a motor boat slower than 20 kilometres per hour. Although there are some basic traffic rules that you should be aware off:
More and more bridges are remote-controlled from one central location for reasons of efficiency. As a result, you will have to berth your boat in full view of the camera connected to the control room.
It is important to wear the right clothes when participating in any water sport. This is to protect yourself from the water and cold. Every water sport discipline has its own clothing recommendations.
You can buy maps of the waterways of Friesland at the different local Tourist offices. These are very useful for your holiday on the water.
Everybody wants to swim safely and in clean water. Some places are more suitable than others. You can find an overview of swim spots in Friesland on the website of the province of Friesland.