Dear all, I was looking for information online and found this old discussion, hope I can get some information from your wisdom.
I am planning some similar trip, but with a completely different vessel: my goal is to navigate some rivers with my little 470 dinghy
, which I am partially adapting for the purpose of fun and exploration ( it is too old for regattas anyway). I live on a city on the Rhine in the Netherlands
, but my boat
is down in Italy
. Obviously, my first thought was to investigate if it is possible for a dinghy
to sail down the Rhine, so I can bring my boat
here with a beautiful adventure. My experience with dinghy sailing is enough, but I do not have experience with rivers, nor with larger boats. I have questions like:
- Do I need licensing of any sort for a dinghy in a river?
- is the traffic too dangerous to handle? I will have onboard a small engine
, and a small portable cart to carry the boat on land for short distances.
- What are your thoughts on the idea as a whole?
Thank you very much for your inputs!