Get out and Paddle...
There are a number of opinions on which route defines a North Sea Crossing. It has to be said that some routes seem to be nearer to the Straits of Dover than the North Sea on my map.
And so, the PSK definition is a route that launches/lands north of the French/Belgium border is classed as a North Sea Crossing, south of this border we view it as an English Channel Crossing. It also should be noted that there appear to be two different routings which vary the distances involved significantly, depending on a U.K. side start/finish either North or South of the Thames Estuary. Whatever the route it is still a major and committing undertaking and it has to be appreciated that a number of these crossings demand more than 24 hours in a boat.
|1||K1M||Dimitri Vandepoele||17:36:00||31-Jul-15||Nieuwpoort||Ramsgate||50nm||P+H Scorpio LV||Article||Youtube|
|20:07:00||17-Aug-97||Southwold Harbour||Zeebrugge Harbour||82nm||Kirton Voyager2||Escort|
|27:10:00||1989||Valley Aleut II|
Chiel van Bakel/
|40:00:00?||24-Aug-11||Katwijk, Holland||Sizewell||100 nm||