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Throw away the bowline

1 April 2016
Femke Lobach

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Spring is here and we have butterflies in our stomach. The sailing feeling is back. So throw away the bowline and hoist the mainsail. Let us sail to Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar. Our …

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Kings Legend in Zilt

31 January 2016
Femke Lobach

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For the Dutch speaking readers, a very nice article has been published in Zilt an online magazine. Written by one of our Sydney to Hobart crew: Sander, who must secretly …

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Finished!

30 December 2015
Femke Lobach

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Number nineteen of eighty-five IRC overall and sixth in their class with minor time differences. And way above a Swan 65 ketch, just to prove that Gerard Dijkstra is not always right.

When we met him in …

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A very close finish

29 December 2015
Femke Lobach

IMG_3075This morning they were second and now they are fifth in their class! The guys need all our prayers, energy, luck and just a little bit more wind than the rest of the fleet. It is extremely unpredictable. The leaders …

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Sydney To Hobart; 1 day and 9 hours sailing

27 December 2015
Femke Lobach

A frontpassage with rain, thunderstorms, a lot of wind and high waves created havoc in the fleet, already twenty-nine boats retired. And they still have two or more days to go. The only message I got from Kings Legend is …

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My first Sydney to Hobart Race (and my last?)

25 December 2015
Femke Lobach

IMG_3070If I had known that the preparation for this race would be so intense… I would not have done it. Last three months, since the end of a wonderful Pacific crossing with Femke, I am in a rollercoaster that doesn’t …

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Sidney to Hobart: our life here on the Kings.

24 December 2015
Femke Lobach

1 day – 4 hours – 10 minutes to go

1300 pictures of the 2014 start in one minute

Watch the start online at December 26th, 13.00 hours Australian Time or 03.00 hours Dutch Time:  Yahoo!7 will webcast the program.

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Sydney to Hobart starts in 2 days – 14 hours – 50 minutes

23 December 2015
Femke Lobach

IMG_3064Still no news from the guys, my guess is that they are becoming more nervous as a lot of stories will go around about the weather and probably more of these fisherman tales.

Gijs met a true sailing legend: Sir …

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Three days to go at the Sydney to Hobart Race

22 December 2015
Femke Lobach

No news yet fIMG_3063rom the guys on the boat. Are they too stressed or do they have too much fun? We will only know when they are up to sharing it with us.

Just to give the excited bench-sitters, …

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The new removable bowsprit.

17 December 2015
Femke Lobach

Most of the crew arrives today (the 18th in Australia) and the training starts tomorrow. Lets hear from them how the new bowsprit works and if it does add to the speed. I hope they will send pictures of the …

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