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Klipperrace 2019 - Day 2
It was sunday and the second day of the Klipperrace 2019 and the task was to sail the olympic triangle. This photo explains it a bit more. Of cause the wind is not coming always from north :) The traditional Olympic triangle course consists of a lap (starting with a beat or work to windward from the starting line to the top, weather or windward mark, a first reaching leg to the wing mark (also known as the gybe mark), a second reaching leg from the wing mark to the bottom or leeward mark), a hot dog (a beat to the top mark with a square run back to the bottom mark), another lap and then a beat to the finish line, which may have one end at the top mark, or may be set beyond the top mark.
As every year in Enkhuizen / Netherlands, Klipperrace took place. Klipperrace is a regatta where only a particular boat type can participate. Thats the so called Klippers or in English Clippers. The race consists of two races spread out over two days. The famous Three Cities Race is sailed on Saturday. This race starts with the spectacular anchor start in the Krabbersgat its in front of the harbor) near Enkhuizen. Two of the three designated buoys must then be rounded. These buoys are located at Medemblik, Stavoren and Urk. The finish is again in the Krabbersgat.
A few days back I traveled by bus and train to Cherbourg - Normandy in France in order to attempt to sail from France to Spain via the Bay of Biscay. I have to admit that I have an utterly big respect for this passage. In this region, a lot of well prepared ships sank due to unforeseen circumstances, mistakes or just bad luck - especially in the winter season since one storm front is usually by the next one.
The sky is such an integral part in our life's that we usually dont pay much attention to, unless it is raining. One of the major problems is that we cant see enough of it. Most of the time houses block the view to our sky's. I like to take that opportunity to all of you to show you some of the sky's only sailors can see. :)
As you might know, I work as a sailor/photographer (I just came back from France). I joined the Gouden Vloot Crew on a race earlier last year (Klipperrace 2018, which also was featured on Zeilhelden) and they invited me again for Het Beurtveer. This time we would sail one of the fastest traditional sailing boats in Dutch waters, the Overwinning. In this post, I would like to show you some of the people behind the sails.
Billed as the largest free nautical event in the world, SAIL Amsterdam is a quinquennial (every five years) gathering of 600+ boats and tall ships that sail in a circuit in the Netherlands North Sea Canal before mooring in Amsterdam. Back in 2015 I was working on a ship called Welvaart - a Dutch 2 mast Clipper and we attend SAIL as well.
In my first year as a mate / deckhand in the Netherlands I had the pleasure to sail on "De Nieuwe Liefde" - a 3 mast - 55 meter Barketine. I sailed 2 months on the ship and I really liked the owners and the ship. It is quite funny if it takes around 1 minute to walk from the front to the back of the ship just to ask a question to the skipper. Great times, not so much sailing but loads of fun.
The Qilax was build in Makkum (Netherlands) and is basically brand new. The whole boat is made out of aluminium and is 22 meters long, got a 150 HP motor, got space for 8 charter guests and 3 crew. (all the information I write down here is out of my head, so don't rely on it 100%). The ship was build to sail in the northern regions of our globe and is full fitted to do so.
Since I take a lot of photos of boats (in order to sell them) I have quite the collection.
Today I share some of them with you! We are still amazed about the quantity of ships sailing around in Dutch waters... Stunning, Fast and in good shape... Traditional sailing in the Netherlands! These are all charter vessels, so you are able to book them! Feel free to check out the links and get detailed information about the ships.
Since you really liked my 1st "Day 2" post, i decided to go for another round... thank you for the love guys! "On the 2nd day we needed to sail the Olympic triangle and we did actually very well. In this sort of regatta a lot of hands are needed to compete at a high level. Luckily the Klipper Isis, the ship we were sailing on, was well equipped with good people and good sails :) This day was especially awesome for me since we sailed hard and I had the opportunity to take a lot of photos. "
Last weekend we sailed with the Isis a sailing regatta named Klipperrace in Enkhuizen. Our crew was 18 strong, the boat 30 meters long and we placed overall as 9th. We had some ups and downs but overall it was a lot of fun. I shot about a 1000 photos while helping with the sailing. Here are the first 10 images I developed.
The Gouden Bodem (roughly translated this means Golden Ground or Good Ground)
The boat was build in 1903 in Waspik / Brabant - Netherlands on the ship yard Ruitenberg (this yard dont exist anymore) as a freighter. The 1st name was Excelsior. In 1920 the fitted a motor into the vessel... so it was actually sailing for 17 years without a motor... (I find this quite amazing)
In 1916 the boat was in Antwerpen / Belgium and it was used as a part of a flooting ponton bridge during the war times...
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