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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Presentation photobook ‘Sail Den Helder 2013′

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During Sail Den Helder 2013 there is always a crew parade. After the parade I spotted a crew member on board of RNOV ‘Shabab Oman’. She is a barquentine which serves as training_ship for the Royal Navy of Oman. Despite the cold and wet weather there was a lot of music and dance.

This picture will be published in the book ‘Sail Den Helder 2013′. This evening the book will be presented to the sponsors of Sail Den Helder at the Royal Navy Club in Den Helder.

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Clipper ‘Stad Amsterdam’

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I have now been several times on board the beautiful Clipper ‘Stad Amsterdam’. The first time in 2000 in Amsterdam. In this year the Clipper Stad Amsterdam is presented to the audience for the first time during Sail Amsterdam 2000. Holland has its own historic flagship. In 2005 she sailed the river IJ as flagship of the Sail Amsterdam event, with Crown Prince Willem Alexander at the helm. During DelfSail in 2009 I was on board for the blessing of the sails before her depart from Plymouth for an eight month voyage commemorating the two hundredth birthday of Charles Darwin. During Sail Den Helder 2013 the Chairman and Director of Sail Den Helder were welcoming his Majesty the King on board ‘Stad Amsterdam’, to take part in the Reversed Fleet Review. In September I had a last visit on board during a short stay of ‘Stad Amsterdam’ in Amsterdam. In future I will sail with this beautiful ship. See for more stories the website of the Clipper Stad Amsterdam.

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Visiting Port of Amsterdam

Noordzeekanaal, Amsterdam, September 17, 2013 2.44 pmTogether with employees of the Municipality of Amsterdam I have visited the Port of Amsterdam. First a presentation of the Port of Amsterdam by Andrew Walsh and Marc Engelsma. Then a cruise of two hours with Captain Jan de Jong at the luxurious MS Havenbeheer. Jan Blom explained all the interesting aspects of the Port of Amsterdam.

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Presentation book ‘Sail Den Helder 2013′

'Juan Sebastian de Elcano', Marsdiep, North Sea, June 20, 2013 1.24 pmDuring Sail Den Helder 2013 nineteen historic foreign Tall Ships are anchored, awaiting the Reversed Fleet Review with King Willem Alexander. Ceremonial greetings are offered by ‘Juan Sebastian de Elcano’, the Spanish sail training ship, which belongs to the Royal Spanish Navy. With 35 gunshots she is saluting the King of the Netherlands, also on behalf of all the other ships at anchor.

This picture will be published in the book ‘Sail Den Helder 2013′. On September 30th 2013 the book will be presented to the sponsors of Sail Den Helder at the Royal Navy Club in Den Helder.

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