Laser Pico (11-14 years)

Holiday on the water
During a Youth Week at Het Veerse Gat we will introduce you to sailing in a fun and sporty way. During the day we will of course be on the water as much as possible, because you learn best by doing it! In the evening you will get theory lessons and you can participate in fun evening programs. Together with approx. 40 participants and our instructors you will enjoy an unforgettable holiday on the water.
This age group will sail in the Valk (4 participants per boat) or in the Laser Pico. In this fast boat you can sail together and, if you are more experienced) also alone (see ‘boats‘)

Weekly program
The week starts on Sunday afternoon between half past 2 and half past 6 pm. At the end of the week, on Saturday morning we will organize a competition. Parents are welcome to come and take a look from 10.00 am. At 11.00 am we will close this week together. You will stay on our nicely decorated boat “Linda”. During the week you get to know many new people, we play great games, visit the beautiful Veere, organize an exciting evening tour and of course we will be sailing a lot as well! We will sail in Valk boats and Optimists (see ‘boats‘)

Rates 2023:
– Boarder: € 650,-
– Nonboarder (daily 08.45 am-09.00 pm): € 600,-
– Nonboarder min (daily 08.45 am-05.30 pm): 550,-
As soon as you click on one of below reservation data, you will enter the reservation program. For cancellation- and other conditions, we refer to our General Delivery Conditions.

Weekly courses in 2023:
Sailing week 1: 9 July – 14 July (Week 28)
Sailing week 2: 17 July – 21 July (week 29)
Sailing week 3: 24 July – 28 July (week 30)
Sailing week 4: 1 August – 4 August (week 31)
Sailing week 5: 7 August – 11 August (week 32)
Sailing week 6: 14 August – 18 August (week 33)
Sailing week 7: 21 August – 25 August (week 34)
Sailing week 8: 27 August – 2 September (week 35)

You can see the pictures of previous years on our Facebook Page

Day program
Of course you are curious what the day program during a Youth Week looks like. Below you will find a short description:
08:00 am – 08:30 am Breakfast
09:00 am – 12:30 pm Sailing, a break at 10.30 am, often on one of the islands in the Veerse Meer
01:00 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch (in case of nice weather picnic along the way with the entire group on one of the days
02:00 pm – 05:30 pm Sailing, at 03.30 pm a short break along the way
05:30 pm – 06:30 pm Relaxation
06:30 pm – 07:00 pm Dinner
07:30 pm – 09:00 pm. Theory lessons with followed by a fun evening activity (older youth until 10.30 pm. In case of nice weather an evening/night tour on one of the evenings
09:00 pm – 09:30 Tea time

As you can see we will sail a lot. Our instructors try to teach you as much as possible in a fun and relaxed way. At the end of the week you may be able to obtain a CWO diploma (Keelboat, Youth Sailing, 2-man boat or dinghy).

What do you need to bring?
You must definitely not forget:
– Rainwear (jacket, boots and trousers)
– Clothes for warm and cold weather
– Sunglasses with cord, sun lotion, hat and swimwear
– Shoes (at least 2 pairs of shoes) with colorfast soles (for example sports- or boat shoes that may get wet
– Water shoes
– Toiletry
– Towel (at least 2)
– Sleeping bag and pillowcase
– Pocket money (10-15 Euro is more than enough)
The Sailing School will provide shower coins

Mobile phone
Nowadays the mobile phone is very important in daily life. However, we believe you can easily do without it for a week! Sailing School Het Veerse Gat has therefore decided not to allow mobile phones. Instructors can always be reached for safety on the water and will take plenty of pictures. Would you like to call your parents? In consultation with the staff you may use our phone during tea time (09.00 pm – 09.30 pm). If parents would like to know how their kids our doing? Between 09.00 pm and 09.30 pm you can call one of the staff members. You can reach us on: 0031 118 50 13 98.

For safety reasons you must wear a wetsuit during sailing lessons in the Laser Pico. It is also possible to bring your own wetsuit during the sailing week. You can also borrow one from the sailing school. If you want to borrow a wetsuit, please mention it on the registration form inclusive of size (rent is included in the price).

Registration and availability Youth Weeks
Are you curious which boat suits you best? Take a look at the boats we use for sailing lessons.
Click on the date in one of below schedules to go to the registration form. Your preferred week no longer available? Send an email to and we are happy to look at the possibilities with you.