Sailing for Digital Empowerment:

A Journey to Bridge the Internet Divide

Addressing the digital divide empowers billions, unlocking education, opportunity, and a brighter future for all.

Join us in Sailing for Digital Empowerment, a thrilling and inspiring journey from the Netherlands to the Mediterranean, as we harness the power of the internet to learn sailing and spread awareness about the digital divide. Along the way, we’ll host engaging talks, fundraise for NGOs, and ultimately demonstrate the life-changing potential of online access. Be part of this remarkable adventure and help us empower millions of people worldwide with the gift of knowledge and opportunity

Our mission

At Banskolab

Banskolab is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable and inclusive society where everyone has access to the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in the digital world. Our mission is to bridge the digital divide and empower communities through innovative projects and collaborations.

In line with our commitment to sustainability and innovation, Sailing for Digital Empowerment will utilize a combination of cutting-edge technologies and community engagement strategies to maximize impact. By leveraging our experience and established networks, we are confident in our ability to make a lasting difference in the lives of those we support.

The route:

From Ketelmeer to Thassos Greece. 4614 km

The outcome:

Digital toolkit with resources, guides, and tips for people in remote areas to get started with internet access and online learning.

Sail the talk! 

I will be giving lectures in different venues and events along the way about the journey and the mission. Soon you can follow a calendar of the events here.

Children Book

The story of a boy and he’s AI robot friend that goes sailing and all the challenges he faces and how the internet helps him. Our mission is to inspire all ages, starting with the little ones.

Remote world podcast

We will have a variety of people hopping along the way and talking about remote work.

How can I help?

There are several ways you can support the Sailing for Digital Empowerment project and make a real impact on bridging the digital divide. Here’s how you can help:


  • Donate funds: Your financial contributions will enable us to prepare our boat, acquire essential gear, and cover other expenses related to the journey. No amount is too small, and every donation counts.


  • Donate equipment: We need sailing and safety gear, navigation equipment, and other supplies for the trip. If you or your company have items to donate, your in-kind support will be invaluable to our mission.


  • Spread the word: Share our project with your friends, family, and social networks. The more people are aware of our cause, the more significant the impact we can create together.


  • Attend our events: Join us at our talks and fundraising events along the journey. Your presence and engagement will help amplify our message and inspire others to contribute.


  • Volunteer your time and expertise: If you have skills in sailing, event organization, marketing, or any other area that could benefit our project, we’d love to have you on board.


  • Connect us with potential partners: Introduce us to NGOs, companies, or other organizations that may be interested in collaborating, sponsoring, or supporting our project.


By getting involved in any of these ways, you’ll play a vital role in helping us achieve our goals and bring the life-changing power of the internet to millions of people around the world. Together, we can make a real difference and create a more equitable, connected future for all.


Bring awareness.
Recollect funds for 5 NGO’s.
Show why it’s important.

2.9 billion people are still not online.

Let’s close the gap.

Or at least, let’s bring awareness about it.