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Race of TCYP

Newsletter November 2018

Wintertime The Anne-Margaretha is wintering in Spaarndam along the shore until she starts up again on May 1 with trips to the High North!  Apart from a few remaining chores, the ship is ready for the new season. We look back on a great year which ended with the exciting Race of the Classics for […]

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aankomst ijmuiden 2018

Newsletter – September 2018

Anne-Margaretha Completes her Fourth World Trip! On August 23, the Anne-Margaretha re-entered Spaarndam harbor in the Netherlands to a wonderful welcoming party, bringing her almost year-long voyage to a close. Heinz and the crew look back on the many highlights, such as the extraordinary nature and delightful conversations, along with more challenging moments like the […]

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uitzicht S.Jorge

Newsletter July 2018

The Anne-Margaretha is Heading for Spain If you think it’s hot here in the Netherlands, ah, we look back to steamy Panama and Cuba for the quintessential tropical heat. It was hard to sleep on board with scanty wind in the harbor and night temperatures of > 30˚C …. We experienced such wonderful adventures these […]

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Galapagos 2018

Newsletter May 2018

To the Panama Canal In just a little while, the Anne-Margaretha will cross the Central America isthmus on the great Panama Canal, a passage of only one day! We hope that the authorities go through all the procedures quickly…. There are webcams posted on both the Pacific and the Atlantic side locks, and with a […]

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Glacier Patagonia (3)

Newsletter March 2018

The trips to Antarctica The three beautiful trips to Antarctica are now finished. The 500+ mile Drake Passage crossing comes with its challenges…, but being in Antarctica has always made the crossing worthwhile. We enjoyed being in pristine nature, its extraordinary scenery, wildlife-watching, celebrating the Christmas and New Year in this beautiful setting, learning from […]

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ijs bikken van ijsberg antarctica

Newsletter January 2018

  Looking Back The Anne-Margaretha is now enjoying her second trip to Antarctica this season! The 1st trip went well: on the voyage out, we experienced an occasionally rather windy Drake Passage (read> 55 knots wind), and on the return trip there were moments of calm and unreal mirror-smooth water, followed by turbulent swells due […]

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Heinz ties up the ropes

From the Netherlands to Brazil!

ANNE-MARGARETHA ON HER WORLD TRIP From the Netherlands to Brazil After a beautiful 2-month trip, the Anne-Margaretha arrived in Brazil (Salvador de Bahía). The first week on the North Sea was an immediate “baptism by fire” for some: one storm after another pulled over our sturdy ship. Fortunately, everyone has been well and, as we […]

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start wereldreis Spaarndam 1 sept.17

Newsletter September 2017

  Anne-Margaretha Commences Her Southern Journey! Under beautiful skies with sail-worthy winds, the Anne-Margaretha departed Spaarndam (NL) for her 4th World Trip, on Friday September 1. “Bye- bye (Grandpa) Heinz!” “Bye, enthusiastic crew and guests!!” “Hello to new adventures!” After our wonderful summer sailing season, we worked hard for five weeks preparing the ship with […]

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noordelijke ijszee baardrob

Newsletter July 2017

Back from Spitsbergen, Norway! After two beautiful Spitsbergen trips, the Anne-Margaretha has crossed the Barents Sea, and is returning to mainland Norway. Spitsbergen is always surprising: this year there was a late winter, and upon our early June arrival, it still lingered. Because of weeks of northerly winds, the pack ice was pushed into the […]

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Anne-Margaretha Swartisen glacier

Newsletter May 2017

Newsletter – May 2017 Anne-Margaretha in Norway The ship “Springs forward”: After months of preparation, and freshly loaded up with supplies, on April 15th the Anne-Margaretha departed Spaarndam for her Norwegian springtime expedition! After a “windy” crossing over the North Sea, she arrived. Upon spotting the first great Norwegian mountains, passengers were awe-struck by this […]

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