Henley Whalers at 'Dorestad 2019'

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Whaler entry, Area + Weather, Route+Dates, General info, Raid Logistics, Rates, Registration, Ts&Cs, Maps, Pictures.
Thank you Dorestad Raid Organisers - Once again you masterminded an excellent event, despite that bridge throwing a spanner in the works at the last-minute. Congratulations for resolving that. The re-routing enabled sailing an area not visited before by many of us.
Henley Whalers' good fortune with the kindness in Karen making "Elf II" available was remarkable, and provided not only excellent sailing but also many interesting learning-experiences.
The raid ended well with the final day giving us some much better sailing after those days of headwind!

Videos 2019 :-
PW's Video Compilation.
Video by Piet Toering.

Stills 2019 :-
.Steve's.
.Bob's.
.Natalia's.
.Jan's. 1 . 2 .
Ania's. 2 . 3 . 6 . 9 . 10 .
More at natuurlijkvaren.nl (and here?)

Henley Whalers' participation - Dorestad Raid 2019

"Llafurio" (Bay Raider 20) sailed with 3 aboard.
"Elf II" (kindly on loan from Karin van Doremalen) sailed with 5 aboard. Won the prize; "Pride of The Fleet"!

"Elf's" Tracks:- Thursday . Friday (1). Friday (2) . Saturday . Sunday .
How to use ViewRanger:- See here , or:-
(a) Near top right, select map "Automatic" or "Open Street Map".
(b) At the bottom in "Graphs", de-select "Altitude".
(c) Optional - Zoom right in for extreme detail of tracks.
(d) Optional - Select any point on a track, or or on the graph, to view the time, speed and distance.

ADVANCE INFO - Summer of 2020
"Henley Whalers & friends" - Inland sailing in the stunning Mazurian Great Lake District - Renting boats locally.
Introductory info.
Expressions of interest and offers of help welcomed.

Pictures from previous Dorestad Raids-
2018 - Whalers' pics (some). - Video by DirkB. Other Crews' pics. Their report & more pics.
2017 - Whalers' pics*. Other crews' pics.
2016 - Whalers' pics. Other crews' pics.
2014 - PW's pics. Other crews' pics.
2011 - PW's pics . Other crews' pics.
2010 - Some pictures from CB here. (False link. Need to contact CB)
2009 - CB's photos are here . Video here.
2007 - Whalers' pics. Other crews' pics.

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The rest of this page was written BEFORE Dorestad Raid 2019.

The always-popular DORESTAD Sail-and-Oar Raid is organised by natuurlijkvaren.nl.
Registration opened 20/1/19 and filled within days!

CHANGE OF START, ROUTE, and END (Due to a closed bridge). See Maps,
"Start is in Akkrum - Jachthaven de Drijfveer, Ulbe Twijstrawei 31, 8491 CJ Akkrum. (same as lat year).
16.00 departure cars and trailers from Akkrum, if you cannot meet this, please inform Tineke.
17.15 departure by bus from Zoutkamp. Port of Hunzegat, Strandweg 17, 9974 SM Zoutkamp.
18.30 Arrival in Akkrum and departure In Dubio to mooring in Meinesloot
We will sail via a varied route to Zoutkamp
". See Maps,

This page is based on the organisers' website, previous experience, and a Dutch presentation (or here).

Dirk's Video
A video by Dirk B
.

Sailing area - Northern Netherlands. See STOP PRESS! above
"The Dorestad Raid 2019 will start in Echtenerbrugge. - (Map below).
Historically interesting - "At the border" between the different provinces of Friesland and Overijssel; "old" and "new" country; - Fantastic natural Beauty (River de Kuinder or Tjonger, National Park Weerribben-Wieden.
The Raid ends in Blauwe Hand".

Pictures from previous visits. (Several different areas but the "culture" and hotel barge remain the same.)

Hotel barge "In Dubio will again accompany and pamper us"

Weather in in Emmelord by "TWO".

Hotel barge
Hotel barge "InDubio"
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Route. - See STOP PRESS! above

Wed 18/9: Afternoon/early evening, launch boats at Echtenerbrugge. -
Map below. Fo amended Raid Logistics See STOP PRESS! above.
A short cruise to where the hotel barge In Dubio is moored for the night.
Thu 19/9: Echtenerbrugge to Ossenzijl.
Fri 20/9: Ossenzijl to Blauwe Hand.
Sat 21/9: Blauwe Hand to; "Another surprise" - (Is that a euphemism for "Not decided"?)
Sun 22/9: There is typically a short cruise before going to the slipway. - Map below.

 

Hotel barge
Dorestad 2014
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General information - "Algemene Informatie".

"The Dorestad raid takes place annually from Wednesday evening to Sunday afternoon in September, each year taking a different route in the Netherlands.

Participants are to complete the entire route without the use of an engine. Playful competition elements are inevitable, but it is not a real competition. The most important thing is that all are enjoying themselves.

Each day there is a stage which all participants should be able to complete, if necessary with some assistance. All however having due regard for the Terms and Conditions and the Safety Points.

In the morning there will be a briefing explaining the stage for the day and what you can encounter along the way.

Each day ends in afternoon at the place of destination, as agreed in the morning briefing. At the place of destination one will find the accompanying mother ship, the accommodation barge the ‘in Dubio’ of Leo and Hannah Versloot.

The price includes the evening meals, breakfasts and packed lunches, coffee and tea. Other drinks must be paid separately. All participants are, in accordance with the cores schedule, to help once during the raid setting and clearing the tables as well as doing the dishes. Please indicate your dietary requirements on the registration form.

For an additional price one can sleep on board the ‘in Dubio’. If so desired, bed linen is offered at an extra charge. Everything is to be specified on the registration form.

Please also note the Terms and Conditions and the Safety Points"

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Raid Logistics - 2019.

The following is translated from the presentation (in Dutch & here).
ALL AMENDED - SEE STOP PRESS! above.

"Logistical challenge due to:
In Dubio
[hotel boat] can not moor in Echtenerbrug and will immediately go to the Place of accommodation;
Low Bridge (BB H8 W79) turns to 19.00 -
(Bascule Bridge, Ht 8m, width 79 metres closes 19:00);
And Bringing away
[=taking] cars/trailers to the finish port (37.5 km/35 minutes one way).
A detailed plan has been elaborated.
We want to invite participants to arrive on time so we can still bring the cars and trailers to Blauwe Hand - 16.00 departures per Convoy from Delfstrahuizen - [Convoy leaves Delfstrahuizen at 16:00]-a bus takes us back to the boats.
For latecomers an alternative is regulated.
Detailed information T.Z.T.
[=TBA]
We transfer the luggage with the small boats. If bad [weather], we will [ask] covered boats ask if they can offer a solution/
[help]."

Rates - 2019.

Raid fee - .€ 250 if you sleep on your own boat. € 300 if you sleep on the "In Dubio". + Bed linen: € 12.50.
Coffee and tea are included, as well as breakfast and lunch, and dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Henley Whalers and friends will also need to cover the costs of boat, and their own transport.
We usually car-share and go by ferry = Harwich /Hoek van Holland. Some folk have used train / tunnel / plane / even bike!

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Registration - (in Dutch and English).
"Henley Whalers" and friends contact PW via our "Enquiries" link or my email.

Number of eaters: max 40 persons. Cabins: max 25 sleepers on 'In Dubio'. (Otherwise you can sleep &/or self-cater "on own boat" alongside).

Terms and Conditions - Read them here > "Algemene Voorwaarden" -

Safety Points - Read them here > "Veiligheidsaandachtspunten"

Hotel barge
"In Dubio"
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Where is Dorestad Raid? - This year - 2019 - Includes amendments of 31/8/19 - Map - Click to zoom in

Map 2017



Click arrows or addresses for zoomable maps of locations.
Dorestad 2018 Map 2

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Henley Whalers' Previous Visits-
2018 - Whalers' pics (some). - Video by DirkB. Other Crews' pics. Their report & more pics.
2017 - Whalers' pics*. Other crews' pics.
2016 - Whalers' pics. Other crews' pics.
2014 - PW's pics. Other crews' pics.
2011 - PW's pics . Other crews' pics.
2010 - Some pictures from CB here. (False link. Need to contact CB)
2009 - CB's photos are here . Video here.
2007 - Whalers' pics. Other crews' pics.

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