October 2018

Last Friday, ‘Oosterschelde’ sailed back to Rotterdam. All the large jobs on the yard have been completed and the bowsprit is back in place.
In Rotterdam, we will rebuild...

We thought we would have an easy year after the big things we undertook the past few years during maintenance. But a 100 year old ship has its own dynamic. We are still at...

Last year, when we renewed the whole rigging, we also took the bowsprit off. Of course we sanded and varnished it. But this time we take the time to really give some TLC. ...

Since Sunday we are in Stellendam at the shipyard. We have many of jobs on our to do list. Last year we sandblasted the whole ship, but a few hatches we did not get to so ...

Yesterday we left for Stellendam. The next two weeks the ship will be at shipyard Padmos. The first week still in the water, but next week we will be in the dry dock.]...

After the return to her home port Rotterdam, the 'Oosterschelde' is in for a long period of maintenance. On November 23rd she will leave again, going south for a winter in ...

This week we are making a trip from Flushing to Rotterdam. The goal was to make a visit to the UK. And because the forecast predicted lots of southern wind we decided not ...

After a quick stopover at Pinmill we set sail towards the sea. The weather forecast predicted little wind for tonight, so we let our guests sleep in a little bit. After ...

We had lovely wind all the way in the English Channel, southwest 4 to 5 Bft! So, we sailed with a lot of sail up in one straight line to the North Sea. In the narrow part ...