Setting Sail in Europe, but we need your help!

The Next Wave is a sea-going sail training ketch owned by Youth With A Mission (YWAM). The vessel serves YWAM in its efforts to raise up, train and disciple the next ‘wave’ of missionaries. This is achieved by equipping and releasing young people, and the young at heart, to work in many different types of community and missions projects around the world.

The Next Wave offers adventure, personal growth and a place to encounter God.
During each year the Next Wave hosts the lecture phase of a YWAM Discipleship Training School, short-term mission’s trips, as well as being the floating base for several months of YWAM community work.

We need new sails!
Over the last two years the Next Wave has been sailing in the Mediterranean. It was an amazing time! But all the sailing has left our sails worn out and damaged. This slows us down and increases fuel costs. With your help, we want to completely replace all five of the sails and make our operation more financially and environmentally sustainable.

How to help

Over the winter we want to raise £ 30,000 to buy the new set of sails. You can help us by sponsoring the Captain who is running the Marathon in Liverpool on the 31st of December this year. Check out our promo at to see the preparations for that!

To get to know how to donate for new sails, please go to

God Bless,

Herman Barkmeijer
Captain s/y Next Wave
How to donate for New sails:
UK citizens:
1. Use our PayPal account at

2. Wire transfer directly to our UK account:
Sort code 60-06-20
Account Number 31270344
Bank name National Westminster Bank
Currency GBP
IBAN GB02NWBK60062031270344

After making the donation, please send an email to [email protected] to inform that there is a donation coming new sails.
3. Send a cheque payable to : ‘ Youth With A Mission UK‘ to:
Accounts Penny Griggs
Raising sails Next Wave
Youth with a mission
Highfield Oval
Harpenden – Hertfordshire
AL5 4BX United Kingdom

4. Come visit us in Liverpool and we’ll give you a ships tour!

EU citizens:

1. Use Paypal via the website:
2. Above options are possible, but in order to save us costs transferring money internationally we also have a EURO account to which you can wire transfer your donation:
Fortis bank
Account number 001-4290518-90.
IBAN and BIC (aka SWIFT reference) are:
IBAN: BE34 0014 2905 1890

Please let [email protected] know the funds are coming and are designated to raise sails for s/y Next Wave or something else.

To Make A Donation Click Here

Interested in knowing more? Contact us. We’d love to chat!

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