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  • After we sailed out of Aberdeen yesterday, we couldn’t resist tacking south for a bit along the Scottish coast. But...

  • En route from Stromness to Aberdeen, you sail through Pentland Firth, the strait between the mainland of Scotland...

  • Woke this morning in loch Dunvegan to a clear blue sky and the sun already warming the deck. Wind was blowing steadily from...

  • There has been a high-pressure area over the west of Scotland for a while and that has advantages and disadvantages. ...

  • We cleaned the ship in one day and then we had half a day left for some minor repair work. Yesterday at lunch Richard made us...

  • Here we are, Ullapool. The end of the first voyage after a long lay-up. And what treat! ...

  • As fast as we sailed to Uig, loch Snizort on Skye yesterday (with 25 knots of wind, gybing between the islands,...

  • Around noon we arrived in Uig on the Isle of Skye. We covered the 166 nautical miles smoothly with a strong...

  • Wednesday, we arrived in Kirkwall. Kirkwall is on the mainland of the Orkney Islands. It is an island, but they still...

  • After a very smooth trip from Rotterdam we arrived on Saturday in Aberdeen! It was a very warm welcome and ...

  • After 13 months of no sailing we have spent the last two weeks preparing our departure. The sails have been ...

  • Last Wednesday the OOSTERSCHELDE left for Aberdeen. The yellowbrick on board had some start-up problems ...

  • This Wednesday at 09:30 hours we will set sail! Our plan was first to depart on Tuesday, but the weather forecast ...

  • I am Rinske and I am the volunteer who is joining the OOSTERSCHELDE for the coming months. I have good news...

  • After 12 months of no sailing at all, we can hardly believe that it is true. But we are going sailing again! In the UK and Scotland,...