24 June 2014 - Fairtransport
Nautical education is a long-standing tradition in Enkhuizen, Netherlands dating back to the 16thcentury. Then sailing ships departed from this, at the time, important city to sail the world’s oceans. Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (1534-1605) was already giving lessons in nautical education there..
The introduction of steamships and reliable engines resulted in merchant sailing ships rapidly becoming redundant. Clippers, schooners and other traditional sailing ships disappeared from the rivers and seas, and along with them the nautical education and knowledge of sailing tall ships. However, a turning point was reached in the 1960’s, when a young generation started restoring and sailing the remaining rotten, rusty ships. Read more…
as every day the tide is changing, our course over ground is changing, the side where the sails are set is changing, the meals as well. Although something never changed since we left Amsterdam; the motivation expressed from all buddies on board. Yes, it is hard not to sleep well because of the boat bouncing […]
It has been a 48h of tacking in the very agitated sea and sky… With the tide, we came back exactly where we were the day before in a distance of 15 miles straight line. The reality is that we needed so many little straight lines to reach this 15 miles further south. The explanation […]
So here we are, back in Amsterdam, with an empty cargo hold, preparing for the next trip. Six months have passed since we first left Den Helder on that grey November day. I still remember the steady sound of the tugboat, like a frantic clock rushing us. Soon the time would not matter that much, […]