published 20 November 2020

November 2020

200 myls solo 2020


In September I sailed the 200 myls solo on North Sea Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer. A race with at least three stops of 7- 24 hours.

Tactics are more important than boat speed.

There was a lot of wind and rain. From the 140 entrants only 92 boats start and only 38 finished.

I took 2e place with JAGER only 4 minutes behind 1st place.


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Design 508 4p rowing boat


In Poland there is another 4 persons rowing boat under construction.

I visit the yard 3 times. Last time with Mark Slats, owner of Dutch Ocean Expeditions.

The yard is well equipped and although there is a big difference in building the end result will be great.









Design 516


Design 516 is ready and construction has started replacing the 515 space at Koopmans Kasko’s.





Design 515


Design 515 has left the Koopmans Kasko’s yard and has made its first miles under engine.

The interior and mast has to be placed so she will sink around 10 cm





Design 512 2p rowing boat


Mark has rowed several hundred miles with No 512 and is happy with the boat.

He will start next month in the Talisker Atlantic rowing race. We will do the routing and work on propper polairs.




Design 518


Based on hull 489 she will have a positive transom and different deck layout including a fixed spray hood.

Also the interior will be different.