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Trip to Scheveningen and some pictures

Made a nice sailing trip to Scheveningen last weekend. Earlier this year, Hiske Kamminga took some nice pictures of Wahine:

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Volvo HQ Alicante

While the Volvo Ocean 65’s were in Scheveningen, we were Spain. A somewhat unfortunate planning and not surprisingly there weren’t too many people around the Volvo Ocean Race HQ in Alicante. Nice to have a look around though 🙂

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Daytrips on the Haringvliet

I really love the spacious water of the Haringvliet. After arrival in Hellevoetssluis early may, I made several trips alone and with friends. It’s funny how quickly I remembered the locations of buoys and landmarks from 15 years ago, when … Continue reading

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Out on the water again

After spending the winter ashore at Jachtwerf de Haas in Den Haag, Wahine was re-launched last week and I made the trip to Hellevoetsluis, where she’ll be for the summer. Quite an attraction to be heading out of the Parksluizen … Continue reading

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Démâtage

Oh nooo, cruel, cruel ocean. Now you have a mast, now you don’t. Bon courage Sam!

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100% Ecopowered sailing

Great project for the Vendée Globe. No diesel or gasoline on board.

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Looking forward to the start of the Vendee Globe

Only about one and a half month to the start of the Vendee Globe. Really looking forward to it. A surprising number of names from the edition of 4 years ago will be present again in this edition, so it … Continue reading

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Electric Drive Running

The electric drive system is running! It’s a bit noisier than I had hoped for and the engine doesn’t run entirely smoothly yet. However, Wahine runs at approximately 5 knots at full throttle, which is what I had hoped for. … Continue reading

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Wahine to Schiermonnikoog

Wahine’s first trip to a friend’s wedding on Schiermonnikoog was a great success. After starting with very little wind, the weather was absolutely perfect. The last part of the channel towards the harbour of Schiermonnikoog is rather shallow, so friend … Continue reading

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Wahine Launched!

After about two years of occasional shore based work, Wahine has finally been launched. I was ecstatically happy!

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