Monthly Archives: November 2013

Impressions of Sail Den Helder 2013.


During Sail Den Helder 2013 I was commissioned by the Foundation of Sail Den Helder 2013 to take pictures of the most divers activities. For me it was a special event. I took pictures of the pilotage of the tall ships ‘Falken’, ‘Sedov’, ‘Sahab Oman’ and ‘Lisa von Lubeck’. During the visit of King Willem Alexander I was on board the tall ship  ‘Juan Sebastian de Elcano’, the Spanish sail training ship. I met special people on board of the tall ships and enjoyed to take pictures of the activities very much. Despite the bad weather, lots of rain and wind I managed to take pictures of a lot of activities of this event. For an impression you can see Maritime/Events/Sail Den Helder 2013/Impressions of Sail Den Helder.

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Pilotage HMS Falken during Sail Den Helder.


During Sail Den Helder 2013 I was invited to sail with the ‘HMS Falken’. I accompanied the pilots Tobias Lofvers and Jellle Douma of Loodswezen, region Amsterdam-IJmond, to the anchorage on the Rede van Texel. There all the tall ships assembled for the Fleet Review on Thursday 20th June.The Falken is a Royal Swedish Navy sail training schooner. The vessel is 39 meters long and 7 meters wide and is part of a Schooner Squadron that helps train cadets of the Royal Swedish Navy. The cadets get a strong foundation of basic seamanship during their weeks aboard.  For many it is their first time at sea. It was also my first time I visited the beautiful vessel and hospitable crew. You cab find more information about the pilotage of ‘HMS Falken’ on my website under Martime/Events/Sail Den Helder 2013/Pilotage HMS Falken


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