Monthly Archives: October 2013

Photobook ‘Sail Den Helder 2013’

WL-119-71575During Sail Den Helder 2013 I sailed on the tall ship ‘Sedov’ to the anchorage on the Rede van Texel. There all the tall ships assembled for the Fleet Review on Thursday 20th June. The STS Sedov is a 4-masted steel barque and for almost 80 years she was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation. Originally built as a German cargo ship, the Sedov is today a sail training vessel, training cadets from the universities of Murmansk, Saint Petersburg and Arkhangelsk. It was the third time I sailed with the ‘Sedov’. It is one of my favorite tall ships. I like the old details and the Russian people. This picture is published in the photobook  ‘Sail Den Helder 2013’. See how to order this photo book under Publications on my website.

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Rowing boat ‘Laura G’ of Loodswezen during ‘Grachtenrace’


It remains a very tough race, 23 km through the canals and surrounding rivers of Amsterdam. But the pilots of the rowing boat ‘Laura G’ of Het Loodswezen, Region Amsterdam-IJmond are doing very well. Here they have just passed the Frans Hendriksz Oetgensbridge between the Prinsengracht and the Amstel. After a sporting race ‘Laura G’ crosses the finish in 2.30.19 hrs.

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Port of Amsterdam and Loodswezen opponents during ‘Grachtenrace’.


The Port of Amsterdam and Het Loodswezen, region Amsterdam-IJmond are working closely together in the harbour of Amsterdam. Yesterday they were opponents during the 27th version of the ‘Grachtenrace’. The ‘Grachtenrace’ is a rowing boat race of 23 km with 130 rowing boats in the canals and surroundings of Amsterdam. It is a beautiful race to see. The rowing boat of the Port of Amsterdam ‘Boomsluiter’ ended the 16th place. The rowing boat of Het Loodswezen, Region Amsterdam-IJmond ‘Laura G’ ended the 86th place.

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Photo book ‘Sail Den Helder 2013’ now for sale!

PU-0101-Sail Den Helder 2013

I am proud to announce you my partiicpation in the photo book ‘Sail Den Helder 2013’. This book pictures the nautical event from 20 until 23 June 2013. Several photographers were commissioned by the Foundation of Sail Den Helder 2013 to take pictures of the most divers activities. This year Sail Den Helder coincided with the Naval Days, because of the celebration of 525 years of organised naval power in The Netherlands. The Navy celebrated 200 years since the Navy received the royal seal of approval. The navies around the world accepted the invitation to come to Den Helder for this unique nautical event. Their decorated training ships with crews from faraway cultures gave this event an unprecedented charisma. So arose a complete and varied photographic overview of the four-day Sail Den Helder. About 330.000 visitors enjoyed this unique event. See how to order this photo book under Publications on my website.


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