Weekly Photo Challenge – Afloat

Afloat in Friesland This weekend I was sailing in the North of Holland, in Friesland. Friesland is the sailors paradise of the Netherlands. The only thing lacking was … Wind. An essential ingredient for sailing. Left was an incredible sky with Stratocumulus and good company. Weekly Photo Challenge – Afloat

Weekly Photo Challenge – Converge

Butterfly Sailing One of my favorite exercises to teach my sailing pupils after a long day training is ‘Butterfly sailing’. Not an official technique, and certainly not something you want to do with beginners, it requirers a good sail trim and balance in the boat. The boats are tied together and have their sails setContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Converge”

Weekly photo challenge – Adventure

A decisive moment I left my employer in 2011 after 17 years to start my own company. But before becoming an entrepreneur I sailed offshore races with some friends. Leaving Amsterdam you follow the North-Sea channel in order to reach the North-Sea. Between Amsterdam and Zaandam, Kunstdrukkeriij Mercurius is situated on the waterfront. Sailing by I couldContinue reading “Weekly photo challenge – Adventure”

Gouda in 52 photo’s – Reeuwijkse plassen

Ok, I like to show off. Let me introduce my boat and my wife. First things first: my boat. Kind of Blue a is 6.40 metres dinghy class Randmeer. A Dutch national class 50 years old this summer. T he Randmeer class is the largest class in Holland with almost 2.000 boats build. We haveContinue reading “Gouda in 52 photo’s – Reeuwijkse plassen”