Monthly Archives: August 2015

23 August 2015 – Sail Amsterdam

23 August 2015 – Sail Amsterdam

I was one year old when my parents took me to Sail Amsterdam – edition 1975. The city celebrated its 700th anniversary that year and decided to host a big maritime event. A fleet of historic tall sailing ships entered Amsterdam via the North Sea channel (Noordzeekanaal) in a parade. They moored in the IJ […]

7 August 2015 – Sailing Home

7 August 2015 – Sailing Home

“It looks like we’ll have a weather window with E wind in three days” says Ivar. Neither of us feels like going back, but our fourth and last holiday week has begun and we have commitments back home. We have been keeping an eye on the grib files from site windyty.com, which fairly accurately forecasts the wind for the […]