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

  • My son Rufus Hegeman – never sailed before – dropped everything when, as the ultimate surprise, I asked...

  • We sailed beautifully to Vlissingen yesterday, after we left Rotterdam immediately after dinner 😉 With ample wind, Beaufort 2-3...

  • Well, off we went we had only just got all the fathers and sons on board, all tested negative and welcomed and we casted off on a...

  • 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 ...