Tag Archives: Gerard Dijkstra

Wind of fortune

  Snippets of news slipping out online more than strongly suggest that one of the most exciting of classic yacht replica projects is well underway: a reincarnation of G.L. Watson’s design for the fabulous and fast schooner Rainbow, later Hamburg, … Continue reading

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Inclining test

The launch of a new – very pretty – sail training vessel last week at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, Romania. We guess she passed the inclining test… The client is believed to be the Royal Navy of Oman. With thanks for … Continue reading

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