This website tells the story of us, Frans Veldman and Ilona Kooistra, about our adventures with sailing yacht "Omweg" with which we sailed to New Zealand and our later bought catamaran "ZwerfCat" whit which we still 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.
A small tour:
- To quickly see where we are or have been, you can have a look at the interactive world map or our timeline
- To read everything, from start to the current date, you can start at the beginning: Tuamotu - Idyllic atolls with rugged reefs
- Or you can hop to the most recent story that we have available in English (but please check the Dutch!): How it all started - Why, when, and how?
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.