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.