The season is traditionally opened with a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. The boats sail in a column and pass alongside the 'Paep van Meinecom III', where a priest blesses each boat and its crew and wishes them a safe voyage.
The Blessing of the Fleet is always concluded with an extensive brunch for the participants. The participation fee is €5.00 per person.
28 May 2017
You can register here before 23 May 2017
for the Blessing of the Fleet.