Sam Wutschke

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Dolphins around the dinghy

Moments from sea You can never know what a day on the Anne-Margaretha will have install for you. This morning I really had to muster up some courage as I hauled myself out of bed at 4 am to pull the sails down. My night watch ended at midnight and by the time we were […]

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sunlight mountains Longyearbyen Spitsbergen

To the Arctic on Anne-Margaretha (2)

It was great waking up to a clear day in Hornsund, our first anchorage on Spitsbergen after our ocean passage from Tromso. We were anchored just off the Polish research station so got kitted up for another hike ashore. Heinz led as he had the gun in case of bears. The rest of us were […]

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To the Arctic on Anne-Margaretha

The worst part of this kind of holiday is the journey to the start point. We met the yacht Anne Margaretha in Harstad on the north coast of Norway after 56 hours of travelling including lost luggage and cancelled flights. We ended up going Auckland, Bangkok, Oslo, Evenes and then a bus to Harstad and […]

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snow landscape Norway

Newsletter September 2015

Race of the Classics After several weeks of maintenance at the Anne-Margaretha (and enjoy the weather in the Netherlands), Heinz sails in mid-October with the team of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Race of the Classics for young professionals! With about 20 other ships we measure our forces on the route Rotterdam-Ostend-Ramsgate-Ijmuiden (Amsterdam). Once […]

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Spitsbergen, June 22

Yesterday the longest day! This day we had to celebrate in a special way! From the Magdalenafjord we sailed on to the north to the Smeerenburg fjord, where the Dutch had a doubtful past… (Too many whales cached in the 17th century!) Time was up for a polar bear… In the end Sylvia saw 2 […]

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Almost in Spain!

September 13  2014 The Anne-Margaretha left the Netherlands last Sunday with good winds! The sea was calm and everybody was happy! Sailing along the Belgium and French coast with wind from the East and all sails on was really enjoying the trip! After a short stay in Cherbourg the Anne-Margaretha crossed the last 2 days […]

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