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November 9, 2019

Earlier this year, the journey started in Seattle and ended in San Francisco. This time around, San Francisco was our point of departure. To be more precise: the welcoming surroundings of the St. Francis Yacht Club (www.stfyc.com).

I tried my hardest to ignore the view...

August 22, 2019

My charming social-media assistant loves his Throw-Back Thursdays!

It’s time I got into the act. 

Especially as today is the day which ended a long campaign for a group of Americans (and without it, I wouldn’t have started my own endeavour of writing a book).

A quick remi...

April 11, 2019

When we arrived in the ‘Emerald City’ - Seattle’s nickname because of the city’s lushness, the first thing I noticed was the expanse of water bordering it; a good thing if you’ve come to (try to) entertain people with a story about sailing.

As expected, the Seattle Yach...

March 27, 2019

I’ve been back to the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam!

The first ever talk I did after publishing the book in November 2017 was at the annual dinner of the ‘Compagnie Fonds’ (see Archive dated 13 November 2017).

Although this latest talk wasn’t in front of 200 plus guests a...

March 7, 2019

Those lovely people at Yacht Racing Life (yacht racing.life) published this article from our author on 7 March, enjoy!

"Reading the recent press coverage of the amendment to the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup, and the acceptance of the validity of the three late ent...

January 23, 2019

The nation with water and wind in its DNA has decided to join the spectacle on the water that is called the America's Cup, and rightly so!

It is about time this famous old seafaring nation lives up to its reputation of producing maritime talent by taking part in this pr...

August 31, 2018

Friday 31st of August was a day dedicated to the Americas Cup.

First up was a gathering at Cowes Yacht Haven: the America’s Cup “Overture”, during which the Cup’s Defender and her Challengers assembled publicly for the first time to officially launch the run in to the 3...

June 8, 2018

If one is interested in sailing and reading about sailing, one knows who John Rousmaniere is. And when he talks at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes about history connected to the America’s Cup, well, what can I say? ‘My agent’ got me a place at the dinner table and a...

March 24, 2018

My first 'fitting out' dinner: a celebration of the opening of the sailing season. What better occasion than to celebrate one’s own beginning; a – special - birthday?

I was honoured to be a guest of the Island Sailing Club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and join them in...

March 10, 2018

We couldn't leave the Netherlands without a visit to the HISWA, the Dutch equivalent of the London Boat Show. Also because this time Sparrowhawk was legitimately on the shelf!

We were kindly invited by L.J. Harri, nautical bookshop (and so much more) in Amsterdam, to r...

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August 22, 2019