Blogs


22 September 2018

Looking back @ a successful Rolex Swan Cup

Porto Cervo from September 8th until 16th. With our great Austrian Crew.   

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8 April 2018

The end of our around the world tour

Kings Legend has arrived at Siracusa Sicily after three years and eight months. She and Gijs have done it! Thanks to a great crew who sailed her together with Gijs to her finish line. And a special thank you to Renske who not only is a good sailor and carpenter, but proved to be a […]

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7 April 2018

Back to our roots: Europe

From our on-board reporter Renske The V.O. underneath the English translation What a relief to leave this country of husslers behind us, where they hold up their hands even before they have done something; baksheesh. With a touch of envy we watch Cannonball as she sails into the ‘known’ seas. We have to check in a […]

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3 April 2018

Dancing in wind and sand

From our onboard reporter Renske After a pretty rough crossing of the last bit if the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez, full of sandstorms and headwinds reaching 35 knots, we made it to the last marina before entering the Suez Canal. Sand is everywhere. Every winch, block or instrument outside. Between our sheets, […]

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27 March 2018

Latest position: Egypt

The team made a short stop at a reef in front of Port Soedan to enjoy a day of snorkeling and relaxing. Well deserved after all the tension of the week before. They are nearing Suez Canal with fortunately little winds, as normally the wind in this region is on the nose. Todays weather forecast but […]

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24 March 2018

I am sailing…

No words needed. It is not only clouds, rain and pirates. It is also sunshine, wind and wonderful sailing… Enjoy watching this video  Sailing   Gijs  

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21 March 2018

Djibouti Afrika

De twee banen van de corridor waren een stuk minder druk bezocht dan we hadden verwacht, maar gelukkig gold dat voor zowel de grote containerschepen als voor de gevreesde piratenskiffs. Een paar dagen lang hebben we elke cargo-reus netjes laten passeren terwijl wij met onze koers braaf binnen de lijntjes van de middenberm kleurden. Samen […]

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17 March 2018

The corridor

From our onboard Reporter Renske. In Dutch below the English translation. Before we entered the corridor we made fun about the piracy attacks. How we would chase the pirates away with ABBA songs or how we would make guns out of paper. Getting closer to the entrance the tension rose and gradually we took a more […]

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13 March 2018

The Arabian sea

From our on board reporter Renske. Her Dutch words underneath. English summary: Crossing the thousand miles of Arabic Sea we started with little wind. Which worried us as we need to keep the fuel we have for the Gulf of Aden. That part of our trip is the most dangerous, between Yemen, Somalia and all these […]

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10 March 2018

Arabian sea

Finally wind. Kings Legend has wind again! Genaker up and poef eight knots of speed. Still a long way to go but they are in front of Cannonball. That is always good to hear. Nothing much happens although they saw a container-vessel on fire and heard via VHS that two men are missing. Fireboats were helping out […]

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7 March 2018

From Phuket to Galle. Via Maladives to Suakin.

From our on board reporter Renske. In English underneath De Indische Oceaan is lief voor ons geweest. Vijf volle dagen heeft de Noord-Oostenwind onze zeilen vol gehouden op de koers richting Sri Lanka, en hoewel we ‘s avonds weer overgingen op enkel grootzeil en Genoa, huppelde Gijs ‘sochtends alweer vol enthousiasme en met een vleugje competitiedrang […]

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2 March 2018

1700 NM to the entrance of the Corridor

Kings Legend left Galle. Beautiful wind and weather is predicted for the first few days. Hopefully the wind will stay aschange is forthcoming. Wind will decrease and disappear normally in this time of the year, beginning of March. 1700NM of sheer pleasure before the corridor starts bringing the yacht and crew to the Red Sea. […]

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25 February 2018

From our onboard cameraman; Dirk

Gulf of Bengal. And arrival in Galle. With our new mainsail.           

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20 February 2018

News from our onboard reporter Renske

Een dag later dan gepland maar met een last-minute gefinetunede software afdeling gooien we vrijdagochtend toch nog net iets voor onze reismetgezel SY Cannonball onze trossen los en laten we Phuket Yachthaven achter ons. Cruisend tussen verlaten strandjes en filmisch rotseilandjes en met Cannonball in onze kielzog begint onze zonnige race tegen de klok: om […]

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16 February 2018

Kings’ Legend return to the Med, after four years

Gijs and his crew left Phuket. He will sail via Similan Islands to Sri Lanka, expecting to arrive end of February. In March he will continue the adventure sailing through the Golf of Aden, the Red Sea, Suez Channel and on to Malta. ETA beginning of April.  A new series of blogs will be written […]

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6 February 2018

A taste of Myanmar and 2018

We wish you all a wonderful 2018 with a lot sailing, sun and sea. In good health, body and mind. This Christmas we enjoyed a wonderful trip to Myanmar, the Mergui Archipelago. It reminded us of our Pacific trip. People and nature still unspoiled. Hardly any tourism. Sailing brings us close to nature; it reminds me of […]

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5 January 2018

Kings’ Legend and her Olympic Performance

Skip at work 1977 A great interview with Skip Novak on the Volvo Ocean Race Facebook page. Very impressive how yacht and crew performed in 1977 / 1978.

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