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Omweg
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Fatu Hiva, Baie des Vierges (View on the map)
Omweg at Fatu Hiva, a spectacular bay in the Marquesas

This website tells the story of us, Frans Veldman and Ilona Kooistra, about our adventures with sailing yacht "Omweg" with which we want to sail around the world. We started without any sailing experience at all. We strongly believe that if you really want something you can make it happen. So we bought a sailing yacht and departed.

On this website you can read from the first idea, the preparations, the obstacles we experienced, until the current here and now.



Please note that we have a very small amount of webpages in English, simply because it takes too much time to translate everything into English. We rather go snorkling.... Sorry! If you would like to see some pictures, or run the text through a translations website, we advice to click on the Dutch flag because that way you will see everything we have done.



Panama Canal
Panama Canal
Panamakanaal (View on the map)
Here we are in the huge locks of the Panama Canal. Everything went perfect, luckily!

A small tour:

Handy: if you go with your cursor over the tabs in the menu on top, the submenu pops up. Do you have trouble to work precisely with your mouse, or do you have a touchscreen (smartphone, tabled ie.), you can also just click on the name of the tab in the menu. If you do this, the items of the submenu are listed in a new page.






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Hello dear new friends, we met in Santo Antao in November and it was great to sit on your yacht and enjoy your home made bread and tea from your water maker. I just looked at your crossing - wow! It looks quite a feat. I hope you're having a great time. lots of love Marysa xx
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Ilona Kooistra
Hi Marysa! Thank you for your message. It was wonderful to have you on board as well :-) It was a nice time there. (oops little late response, I did saw your message earlier but totally forgot to reply). Oh, we don't have English updates so I hope you read the Dutch parts... We're currently in the Marquesas and having an amazing time. Wow, nice country and people!
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Hi Omweg, you started almost at the some time at Cap Verdes as I did (I started 22.11.15), Union Island was also my first check-in. Best regards, Sven at the SY-SEVEN, the rusty yacht behind you ;-) at Tobago Cays.
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Hey Sven, how funny!! We remember you because of your rainbow-flag and you were first also on the rolly part in Tobago Cays and moved about the same time as we did :-D Do you have a website? I didn't find it when searching on the internet but I did see information about you and your journey on yachttrack when I just looked it up. Amazing that you also went to Union, not many people do this and then two at the same time, not knowing from eachother. Will you be going through the Panama channel?
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