News

News

  • Things are progressing nicely at the shipping wharf: the concrete ballast is now being drilled out and the steel workers have already come...

  • The next few months we will undertake a very large maintenance project replacing part of the hull. We have found a very...

  • Earlier than foreseen OOSTERSCHELDE came back to her homeport Rotterdam. Meanwhile HELENA is extremely busy....

  • How come we always encounter headwinds when we want to leave the German Bight?...

  • Finally, around Middlesbrough we reefed the rig and started the crossing. With the wind slightly more backward...

  • As said, we sailed from the Faroe Islands towards the Shetland Islands. The idea was to sail between the Mainland...

  • As promised before, I would write about the Faroe Islands if we had seen a bit more of it. Our first stop was, as...

  • We are about halfway through the journey and reached our biggest challenge: the Faroe Islands. We haven't...

  • Under sail we leave Scotland behind, we are on our way to the north, to the Faroe Islands. The first time for the...

  • After the Irish Sea we arrived in one of my favorite areas: the Hebrides. The whole area is very beautiful and ...

  • Fortunately, the marine life on the Irish Sea is not too bad. We are regularly accompanied by dolphins. The gannets,...

  • We knew that the wind in the North Sea would not cooperate, so we continued through the English Channel....

  • After about 15 months of not sailing on the OOSTERSCHELDE, I came 'home' again last Sunday. In Boulogne-...

  • Today we are hiding in Dunkirk. A small deep depression with southwest winds up to 34 knots are not really...

  • Ten years ago I boarded the OOSTERSCHELDE for the first time for a day trip from Scheveningen. This was...