Fotograaf Wo Aini was aan boord van de Isis tijdens de Klipperrace (13/14 oktober) die met een ankerstart begint in het Krabbersgat in Enkhuizen. Spectaculair om die schepen bij de start te zien. Zaterdag was de start van de Drie Steden Race, waarbij twee van de drie daartoe aangewezen boeien moeten worden gerond. Deze boeien liggen bij Medemblik, Stavoren en Urk. De finish is in het Krabbersgat. Zondag wordt Olympische baan gevaren. De twee klassen starten na elkaar en de banen lopen gedeeltelijk in elkaar over, waardoor het veld de gehele race goed bij elkaar blijft.
Aan boord van de 30 meter lange Klipper totaal 18 man. De Isis eindigde 9de in het klassement.
Meer foto’s zijn te zien op de fotosite van Wo Aini.
Joost (In the foreground) is the owner of the boat – not quite sure what Joris does there but he certainly has fun.
We planned our route for the first day – Being fast is one thing but choosing a good route is important as well.
“Team red” was preparing with some coffee for the upcoming day.
Everybody took their places for an anchor start – we tried to hoist our anchor with a rope because this is faster than the winch but unfortunately the rope broke and we lost valuable time… :/
The Eensgezindheid, just looks awesome with so many sails.
Eduard under full pressure – he was working the jib sheet.
This is the Deinemeid from Leeuwarden, they were coming very close to use when we where about to turn around a buoy.
In the process of overtaking us they “lost” their half winder. Someone actually needed to climb into the mast to get this huge sail down.
Everyone from class B gets ready for their start.
The Deinemeid under full sail.
We push out the jib boom at dead reach to gain maximum speed. On these sort of vessels you really need some man and female power to do so.
Head to head sailing. It is so lovely to see these ships go full throttle.
The Waterwolf did not as great as expected but it won this regatta quite a few times. It is one of the fastest ships around.
The ship in the foreground is actually run by the university of Groningen and they placed second overall – if I remember correctly. The ship in the background is the Morgana.