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Elwing II pt 7

Sat 1/8 Notes from here are from memory as my computer refused to power-up after this. From Almere to IJmuiden started with a fuelling stop at Muiderzand marina. Then into A’dam via the Schellingwouder bridge & the Oranje locks and … Continue reading

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Elwing II cruise Pt 6

Sat 25/7 The wind doesn’t seem to bad to start with: should be OK till late afternoon, then increasing up to 60 kts early evening. Leeuwarden is the obvious destination via Dokkumer Niewe Zijlen & Dokkum & Burdaard. The wind … Continue reading

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Elwing II part 5

Tue 21/7 Weather boring, so I stay in and do some shopping, sightseeing & a little geocaching grabbing a travel bug. (If you want to know more, you can google for it.) Wed 22/7 From Harlingen to West Terschelling. The … Continue reading

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Elwing II cruise pt 4

Tue 14/7 From Dordrecht northward, first to Leiden. Weather again “Af-en-toe regen” but more “toe” than “af”. Clear trip up to the 1st low bridge at Algera, then some other boats collect during the half hour wait. Up the Hollands … Continue reading

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Elwing 2015 cruise Pt 3

Thu 9/7 The Rhine has 2 branches through the Netherlands: the Lek, the northern branch, which has 3 large sluice/lock complexes & consequently very little river flow; and the Waal, the southern branch, which has no locks and therefore a … Continue reading

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Elwing 2015 Pt 2

Fri 3/7 From Breskens to Antwerp is 44 nm; going upstream, the tide is carried for 8 hours. Wind light easterly, sun scorching. Started at 10:00 and drank: beer, water, pop, orange juice. Pour it in, wait for a while … Continue reading

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Elwing II cruise report part 1

Sat 27/6/2015 On board overnight for early-ish neap tide. Wind WSW 4; forecast said decreasing but it went the other way. Started too late to go all the way to Eastbourne so settled for Brighton. Brighton is apparently in need … Continue reading

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The second Big Boat cruise to St Malo

Friday 7th  November 2014 to Saturday 8th November 2014. Following the success of last years trip to St Malo we thought we would do it all again this year! You will need to arrive at Portsmouth no later than 19.30 … Continue reading

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Evenstar

ECA members Gerry & Pat English are currently cruising the Netherlands to the Friesian islands. Latest position (26/5/14) is Spaarndam (West of Amsterdam, North of Haarlem). Gerry’s report on the 1st part of the cruise may be seen at http://www.sailblogs.com/member/evenstar379 … Continue reading

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Cruise in Company to Normandie from 01/02

Tringa II’s offer of a June Cruise in Company Dates 01/02 June(leaving Cowes?)-18/19 June(back in EYH) After the ECA Yogaff Rally, Alice and I hope to sail on the Sunday, more likely the Monday 02/06/2014, for Normandie, and if the … Continue reading

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