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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Log Tecla 16 April 2014 - Back on the North side of the world -

(may the toilet water always flush the same way)
After more then a year of sailing on the Southern Hemespere, we have ( today at 14:00 board time) crossed the equator back onto the North side of the world. Things should be getting back to normal pretty soon... no more toilet flushing the opposite direction, no more weather systems turning the other way, no more upside down or backwards compass reading (rest assure only the weather system actually happened). But most off all, the end off our southern adventure. Already a little homesick we thought back about Brazil today and Australia and New Zealand are once more on the other side off the world, which makes them pretty far away again...


But we went out with a blast! Last night we had a Lunar Eclips! Without knowing it I was staring at the (what I thought was a) full moon and all of a sudden I saw a piece off the top was missing around

3 in the morning... And by 4 o clock the full moon was covered in shade, such an amazing sight!! In the old days the sailors did not know what to make of the lunar eclips, and what you do not understand,

can not possibly be anything good, so it must be an omen off something bad.. Lucky for us it was not.. although we lost the wind and truely ended up in the Doldrums, we made our way further in under engine and where blessed with a visit of Neptune, just before the equator... Our new, fresh of the maritime academy in Enkhuizen, new to ocean sailing, Pollywog Tony - had to be entered and welcomed into the domain of Neptune as a Shellback with a worthy name.. Tony got his assignment, underwent the ceremony and came out as - Tony "dog tooth" Tuna.


Neptune left, we crossed the equator, went for a swim on the equator and then left again under engine. Now with sails as support, there is a little bit off wind again, but not enough to sail. We are surrounded by showers, hopefully the morning will give us a beautiful sight of the island Soa Pedro e Soa Paolo and some wind.

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