The nautical event from 20 until 23 June 2013. This year Sail Den Helder coincided with the Naval Days, because of the celebration of 525 years of organised naval power in The Netherlands. The Navy celebrated 200 years since the Navy received the royal seal of approval. The navies around the world accepted the invitation to come to Den Helder for this unique nautical event. Their decorated training ships with crews from faraway cultures gave this event an unprecedented charisma. About 330.000 visitors enjoyed this unique event.