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GULDEN LEEUW is the new tall ship of Class Afloat

The owners of the GULDEN LEEUW share with pride that the GULDEN LEEUW new tall ship is for the academic year 2014-2015 of Class Afloat.

New Chapter

Class Afloat - West Island College International, founded in 1984, is one of the world's leading, leading providers of experiential education.

Class Afloat continually strives to be the most effective and appropriate platform for their academic goals, social programs and sail training experience. As such, it was decided to begin a new chapter in the history of Class Afloat aboard the GULDEN LEEUW.

Both the owners of the GULDEN LEEUW and Class Afloat are proud and excited about this new collaboration. For 30 years, aboard four different ships that have visited hundreds of different ports and have made many thousands of nautical miles, Class Afloat has more than 1,500 students given the experience of their lives.

Both parties believe that the class of 2014 - 2015 will develop the same bond of love and respect for the ship and the same magic of the Class Afloat program will experience as the alumni who have the previous four ships hazards.

Sail Training program
In 2013, the GULDEN LEEUW won the Sail Training International (STI) award for the most innovative Sail Training program. The sail training program involves students in every aspect of the sails of a tall ship, trip planning to plotting the course, organizing the guard set sail, steering the ship and starting and controlling the motors . The sail training program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the full command of the ship on fixed days (under the watchful eye of the master and professional crew).

The voyage plan 2014 - 2015 is exhilarating. It will visit the students the opportunity 22 ports on four different continents. They will explore some of the world's most interesting cultures and natural environments in Europe, the Mediterranean region, West Africa, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The year begins on September 10 in London, Great Britain, and ends with a spectacular arrival and graduation ceremony in Amsterdam on May 23, 2015.