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Recent news from the ship

  • After spending time in the Golfe du Morbihan, we left with only crew towards Rouen. The weather was supposed to be favorable ...

  • This week we are at the maritime festival ‘Semaine du Golfe’, in the Golfe du Marbihan, France. Captain Maarten loves the French...

  • Belle Ile always lives up to it’s name! After a splendid night of active sailing, we dropped our sails in the harbor of Sauzon and...

  • A day without wind is not unusual, but when it are days without, we start to get a bit sick of it. The most wind...

  • After two weeks of maintenance to prepare the ship for the summer season, it was time to set sail again. The axes of the anchor winch ...

  • Update from the ship, this time from Juergen. ‘It's my first trip at open sea, blue water, the Atlantic Ocean, northbound. Must be ...

  • The following poem came from the ship: Ask me, not in Dutch, but ask in English, as a Dutchman might: What is the colour of the Sea?...

  • We are currently in the English Channel under main engine due to unfavourable wind conditions. A time for reflection. How does...

  • We regained our NE course after replacing the broken main sail with the spare one. We kept heading in that direction ...

  • People at home may wonder what we are doing on the ocean, when looking at the OOSTERSCHELDE zigzag positions on the map (to be...

  • Leaving São Miguel we first met a group of foraging dolphins. Then we got a goodbye of a Portugese naval helicopter hovering alongside...

  • After passing an Acores high on engine last week, westerly winds built up. As for some time the wind was more ...

  • How cool is this! We received a message from Dave working for the Royal Dutch Air Force. He is stationed on board...

  • Update from Bianca: A big question onboard the OOSTERSCHELDE during this voyage is; "When will be the first landsight of the Azores"? ...

  • Now, we are a week out on the ocean in a vast emptiness. A week offline and off grid. No television with breaking news which gets ...

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