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zaterdag 26 november 2016

Hoe heurt het eigenlijk


Jort Kelder makes for the Dutch Television a program about the high society of the Netherlands. This time he has visit the Kaag.
The funny movie shows you pictures of two famous classic boats in the Netherlands: Regenboog and 12voetsjol (12footdinghy). They have the same age...more as 100 years old. Also an interview (in Dutch) with the queen of the 12footdinghy class Tonnie Surendonk 85 years now. And some old movies about the real queens of the Netherlands Juliana and her daughter Beatrix. Enjoy and get an impression when you visit the famous Kaag event at Whitsun 3,4 and 5 June 2017.

woensdag 23 november 2016

Bruin Blauwtje


De opvolger van Oranjetipje gaat Bruin Blauwtje heten. Beide zijn namen van vlinders. Bruin Blauwtje (afgekort BB) staat nog in de steigers. Jeroen de Groot heeft een aantal gangen gemonteerd. Ik ga zelf de mastdelen maken. De mast is het eerste onderdeel. Het wordt een dikke mast met de maximale dikte van 73mm. zie de foto's van dit nieuwe project. Voorjaar 2017 is de nieuwe jol vaarklaar.

de nieuwe mast gelijmd, rond geschaafd en geschuurd.

zondag 13 november 2016

Twaalfvoetsjollenclub in Australiƫ


10-13 Februari 2017 the australian wooden boat festical is organised. Willem Alexander, the King of the Netherlands will visit the event. Also his Orange regenboog, in English rainbow, a classic keel boat will be there. The rainbow class is saying they are the oldest Dutch class with 100 years, but this is not true. The oldest class in the Netherlands is the 12footdinghy with 103 years. Harm Ploeger (dinghy 278) and Ed van Cortenberghe (dinghy 414) are sending their boats in a container to Australia, together with the orange rainbow of the King with number 56. See the website australian wooden boat festival. The place to be is Hobart, Tasmanie, Australie. Abel Tasman was the first European there in 1642. He was born in the most beautiful Provence of the Netherlands, Groningen. Read the story of Abel Tasman on Wikipedia in English.

Two 12footdinghies and a rainbow in a container on the way to Australie. With the sound of old Dutch music, the doors are closed.

dinsdag 1 november 2016

Friendship series 2017


The international class organization 12footdinghy classic wood club (CWC) has fixed the racing events for the Friendship Series 2017

1 Germany. April 1-2 April Baldeneysee, Ruhr, Essen
2 The Netherlands. June 3-4-5 Kager Plassen, Pinksterwedstrijden
3 England. July 21-22-23, North Sea, Lowestoft
4 Belgium. October 28-29 Lac de l’eau d’heure, Wallonie, Henegouwen

The Friendship Series always have a sizable participation. Races for wooden classic 12foot Dinghies in an agreeable atmosphere on beautiful locations, three of which outside the Netherlands.
Put these dates in your calendar.

CWC commodore Bert Hamminga made a detailed announcement with pictures, maps and background information. Click on friendshipseries 2017


Always fun at the Friendshipseries. The sisters Patricia en Peggy Surendonk. Pictures are made by Roger Smith in West Kirby, England.