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    Three sailing canoes met up for a long weekend of sailing and camping trip on the lakes of Friesland. One from Switzerland, one from Germany and a Dutch boat. Each skipper with their own perspective and styles, each skipper with their own language. We spoke english, dutch, german. One skipper had comfort, a good kitchen but a heavier boat. One skipper packed light, resulting in a fast boat with a less comfort. One skipper was alround, having a bit of everything. We learned from each other. Picking up things that would be good ideas for a next canoe camping trip, because one things is sure, a next trip will be there. This is our report. Three days in the heart of the Friesian lakes area. Good weather, good food, good company.

    Filming by Axel, Enno and Koos

    Video here:

    https://youtu.be/T0wvmVnveOo
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    Canoe sailing trips:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/winnips

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    Nice trip fellas, thanks for sharing.
    "I'd far rather be happy than right any day"..........Slartibartfast

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    Good looking canoes, interesting rigs, a nice recovery from a capsize - a lovely video. Watched it four times - first time with sound, the other three without it. Sorry, didn't like the music.

    Regards,
    Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick TQP View Post
    Good looking canoes, interesting rigs, a nice recovery from a capsize - a lovely video. Watched it four times - first time with sound, the other three without it. Sorry, didn't like the music.

    Regards,
    Nick
    Thanks Nick, also for the feedback on the music, if -ONE- person watches the video four times, it is reward enough for me to make the video, so thanks.
    Always tricky, music, Axel, the designer of the Artemis sailing canoe, who has the slightly smaller (and more practical) 5 sq metre lug rig in the video made another clip with the same material, maybe you like his music better [sticks tongue out]

    https://youtu.be/gNx3e86e6nI
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    Canoe sailing trips:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/winnips

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    Thanks for the link to another interesting and enjoyable video. I have already watched it a couple of times. The music is 'different', but I'm not sure I like it any more than yours - but then I'm a great fan of 'quiet', so it's no reflection on yours, or Axel's, choice of music. I believe that silence is underrated. That's partly why I always kayak on my own!

    I get the feeling from the videos that you all had a very enjoyable and rewarding long weekend.

    Regards,
    Nick

    Neris Valkure - 1. Folding kayak.
    Gumotex Twist N 1. Inflatable kayak.
    Gumotex Halibut. Inflatable kayak (but not for angling).

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    I enjoyed watching your video.

    I must get out and do some sailing but I only use a small sail compared to yours.

    It seems so satisfying to make a journey using sail power.

    Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

    Doug
    When there's trouble on shore, there's peace on the wave,
    Afloat in the White Canoe.
    Alan Sullivan


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