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Jongert completes 18-mo. refit of 1986 yacht

Jongert completes 18-mo. refit of 1986 yacht

WIERINGERWERF – Since its founding in 1953, Jongert Shipyard has specialized in manufacturing eye-catching semi and full-custom sailing..

July 11, 2015 with 0 Comments
Tall Ship Astrid is written off

Tall Ship Astrid is written off

KAMPERLAND _ The Dutch Tall Ship Astrid that ran aground and broke apart off Ireland’s south coast in July is a total loss and will be..

September 14, 2013 with 1 Comment
Dutch Tall Ship breaks apart off Ireland

Dutch Tall Ship breaks apart off Ireland

KINSALE, Ireland _ The Dutch Tall Ship Astrid ran aground and broke apart off Ireland’s south coast July 24 after suffering engine..

July 25, 2013 with 0 Comments
Skutsjesilen: centuries old, still hauling butt

Skutsjesilen: centuries old, still hauling butt

LEMMER _ The 2013 Lemmer Ahoy in May was a rough start to a new season. Fierce winds. Lashing rains. Two boats tipped over. Several others..

May 14, 2013 with 0 Comments
‘Green Dragon’: A yacht fit for any king

‘Green Dragon’: A yacht fit for any king

AMSTERDAM – Dutch royals are never far from a sailboat. So it’s only fitting that when Queen Beatrix, 75, abdicates April 30, the royal..

April 12, 2013 with 0 Comments
After dismasting, ‘Jacob Meindert’ rises again

After dismasting, ‘Jacob Meindert’ rises again

HARLINGEN _ The 38m Jabob Meindert that was towed into port last September was a sight to make any sailor cry. Strong winds off the Dutch..

April 5, 2013 with 0 Comments
Old-timers never go out of style

Old-timers never go out of style

WAGENINGEN _ In 2009, Van Oossanen Naval Architects started work here on a classic 15.25m broad-jawed, shallow-draft Dutch sail boat. The..

March 18, 2013 with 0 Comments
’Semaine du Golfe’ salutes Lowlands classics

’Semaine du Golfe’ salutes Lowlands classics

In May, the Netherlands is the guest of honor at “La Semaine du Golfe” _ a week of partying on, around and by 1,000 classic and..

January 31, 2013 with 0 Comments
Classic fishing and a ‘Shit Race’ hail era of sail

Classic fishing and a ‘Shit Race’ hail era of sail

WORKUM _ Few people are more serious about classic yachts than the Dutch. Chances are zero of not seeing an old-timer, lovingly restored,..

November 11, 2012 with 0 Comments
Classic boats embrace an unplugged lifestyle

Classic boats embrace an unplugged lifestyle

ENKHUIZEN _ They are roomy, stable, up to 16-m long and sport tan or cream-tinted sails. When it blows out there, you’ll have to lean..

October 21, 2012 with 0 Comments
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