Astrid

Go to bookings and prices A spectaculair competitor. This Tall Ship has sailed under many flags, among others the Lebanese and English flag. With a length of 41,65 metres, the Astrid is the smallest Tall Ships in the fleet. But nonetheless impressive due to the large amount of sailsand yards. The Astrid has competed in many races, such as the Transatlantic Tall Ships' Race and the annual Heineken Race of the Classics. In 1996 this vessel was the winner in its class at the Tall Ships' Race and in 2003 the Astrid became third during the Hansesail-Regatta in Rostock. The ship won the second price in the Race from Illhavo to Funchal (Madeira):in the A class vessels categorie and overall winner. During 2010 the ship will join the Tall Ships Races again.

One of their trainees told us:
“I had a phenomenal time. Thank you so much Astrid. I will tell my friends to come and have a good time and have the most amazing adventure, the time of their lives. Face the challenges and take home wonderful memories and new friendships! Just come and DO IT!"



Accommodation

The Astrid has got two deckhouses. The stern deckhouse stores all navigation equipment and ocean maps, whereas the spacious front deckhouse has a cosy bar. On the lower deck you will find twelve two-person cabins, four of which can be used as a three-person cabin, five communal showers, six lavatories and a well equipped galley.
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Specifications

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Harlingen, NL
Date built: 1918 / 1924
Restored: 1999
Crew: 5
Capacity: 24 pers.
Daytrips: 65 pers.
Length: 41.65 m
Beam: 6.48 m
Draught: 2.65 m
Sail: 450 m2
Height of mast: 25 m
Engine capacity: Scania Ds 1402, 280 KW

History

The Astrid was built in 1918 as a freight logger in a Dutch shipyard. The ship was sold of due to the decease of the Swedish Captain Albert Edmund Frohm and the diminished demand for coasters of this seize. Since 1970 it sailed under the Lebanese flag and the wildest rumours were spread involving drug smuggling. Below the English coast a fierce fire aboard the ship ended the alleged practices. The pensioned English Marine Officers Graham Neilson and John Amos (from Class Yachts Endeavour) saved the iron body from the breakers. The Astrid was completely renovated and equipped with impressive brig rigging. Nowadays it has returned sailing under the Dutch flag.
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Morgenster EU-Exchange - Log 1 July 20th

We began our day with the watch, after a good night of sleep. We climbed in the mast to set the sails on the main mast and the foremast, it was a great experience! It was very impressive to climb but quite frightening to go up this high in the mast. After we set the sails we just were talking with each other about the different sounds of the animals in our own countries. This was because Dennis (Danish Dennis) has a tattoo on his leg with a duck which says ‘rap rap’ and we thought it was a hip hop duck because the ducks in our countries say quack quack or coin coin in French. It was really funny. Time flies when you’re having fun, so before we knew it was lunchtime. We had a nice soup with toasted bread with cheese and onion. When we had our lunches the captain made an announcement that we had an evacuation drill in 5 minutes. It was a brief drill, we learned to put on the lifejacket, how to jump in the water with it and how to throw the life rafts overboard. The rest of the afternoon we had some time to do some things of your own like a shower (it was cold L) and take a long powernap to refill the energy J After this we did a game to know and learn more about each other, it was interesting and fun. We found out that some people had a good ability to lie, because the game was to tell two true facts and one false fact about yourself. Then it was already time for dinner, which was good. After it we are again on watch, where Harry and the others sang some Irish songs. It was nice to listen to. Now we expect another beautiful night J ‘ The End’.

By Lara Maier and Karine Boshoven

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