Sunday Sept 30 Muiden-Volendam

Written by Jack van Ommen on September 30th, 2012

The “Koster tot Kapelaan” race was a great success. The weather was perfect a strong wind and sunshine. The BU-59 recovered from being next to last to start out of a fleet of 16 to finish 5th. The skipper Henk van Halteren could have used a few more crew. I tried steering for part of the reach to Marken but the monster rudder was more than I could handle under full sail with the large jib, spanker, flying jib (kluiver). The below pictures were taken with Ce Ce’s I-pad. Finally figured out how to transfer them to my laptop. We were in Volendam by 2.30 p.m and told strong tales at “de Molen”and later in the evening had dinner next door at “De Dijk” with about 70 of the crews on the 16 boats. We had plenty of time to mix in with the many tourists on the main street and Ce Ce did her shopping in the many tourist shops. A crew member drove us back to Muiden. I went to 10 o’clock mass at the St. Nicholas church. The service was led by lay members, because of the lack of priests and parochians.

We shall be in “de Schinkel” by this afternoon. Another bright sunny crisp fall day to show the Amsterdam harbor and the canals to the Georgian.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Carla says:

    Erg leuk om je ontmoet te hebben en ik hoop dat het een “terugkom” kopje koffie was,die Ed aan je gegeven had!:-)

    Tot ziens in Muiden!

  2. Hartelijk dank voor het gezellige gesprek welke wij onder het genot van een kopje koffie genoten hebben.
    Ik hoop dat het “”terugkom””koffie was.


  3. jackvanommen says:

    Ja, zeker. Ik ga een maand touwtrekoeveningen doen zodat ik eind van oktober een plekje kan vinden op een botter in de hardzeilerij uit Muiden.

  4. Carolyn says:

    Beautiful pictures, Jack! were you in the “race”? Did you get my email a few days ago?