Instructions

Map of the sloop
Spray hood instructions

Instruction video about how to fold and unfold the spray hood.

Operating the motor

Instruction video about starting/stopping and operating the motor.

General tips – Agreements with Korvet

Download the file for the general tips and agreements!

Rules of conduct

A couple of rules to that are nice to know:

  • Safety is paramount, do not take any unnecessary risks.
  • Always stay along the starboard waterside (keep right).
  • Keep the bow of the sloop towards waves to avoid excessive rocking motion.
  • The maximum allowed speed on the Vecht, inside and just outside the harbor, and on the Kalverstraat is 6 kilometers per hour. On the Loosdrechtse Plassen a speed of 12 kilometers per hour is permitted.
  • Commercial boats always go first (this includes tour boats).
  • Approach bridges so you are visible to oncoming traffic.
  • It is forbidden to drive a vehicle when you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • You may not moor on trees, traffic signs, under or on bridges, or in other places where it’s prohibition is stated with signs.
  • People live on and around the water. Please respect their privacy.
  • Do not be a nuisance to others and do not create excessive noise.

Locks

The information regarding the operational hours of the locks are a guideline. For the most current information go to the website of Recreatie Midden Nederland.

The Weersluis

The Weersluis (self-service) lies between the Vecht and the Weersloot, north of the Proosdijweg in Breukelen.This lock is often used to get to, and back from, the Vecht from Korvet Boat Rental. Beware, when the water levels are low the rudder heel can hit the threshold of the lock. Enter and exit the lock very slowly!

Period mon – sat
1 april – 1 october 8am – 10.30pm
1 october – 1 april 8am – 6pm
The Mijndense Sluis

The Mijndense Sluis (paid/cash!) lies between the Westelijke Drecht and the Vecht, south of the town Loenen aan de Vecht. This is the most important entry point to the Loosdrechtse Plassen.

Phone number of the  lock operators: 06-15058636

Period mon – thu fri – sun
1 april – 1 juni 9am – 4.30pm
5.30pm – 7pm
9am – 4.30pm
5.30pm – 9pm
1 juni – 16 september 9am – 4.30pm
5.30pm – 9pm
8am – 4.30pm
5.30pm – 9pm
16 september – 1 november 9am – 4.30pm
5.30pm – 7pm
9am – 4.30pm
5.30pm – 7pm
The Raaisluis

The Raaisluis (self-service) lies between the ‘s-Gravelandsevaart and the Hilversums Canal south of the provincial road N201.

Period mon – sat
1 april – 1 october 8am – 10.30pm
1 october – 1 april 8am – 6pm

 

‘t Hemeltje

‘t Hemeltje (operated/free) is the lock that connects the Vecht with the Hilversums Canal. Beware, it is necessary to be present at least 30 minutes before the lock closes.

1 april – 31 may

mon – thu 9am – 12pm 1pm – 6pm 7pm – 8pm
fri- sat- sun 9am – 12pm 1pm – 6pm 7pm – 9pm
holidays 9am – 12pm 1pm – 6pm 7pm – 9pm

1 june – 15 september

mon – thu 9am – 12.30pm 1pm – 6pm 7pm – 8pm
fri – sat – sun 9am – 12.30pm 1pm – 6pm 7pm – 9pm
holidays 9am – 12.30pm 1pm – 6pm 7pm – 9pm

16 september – 31 october

mon – sun 9am – 12pm 1pm – 6pm 7pm – 8pm

 

The Kraaienestersluis

The Kraaienestersluis lies between the Vecht and the Tienhovens Canal, between the towns Maarssen and Breukelen. Because of the shallowness it is prohibited to enter this area with a sloop.