June 17th

Charlie is excited for a couple of sailing movies. I’ve got a really short one that he might like.

Both he and I have long followed the unpredictable and interesting life of Hans Klaar (here, here and here). Klaar is currently on the Portuguese coast, planning to sail his self-built catamaran, Ontong Java, up some rivers as he heads north and beyond. He’s looking for someone to sail with him, so if you are game for an unusual summer internship, email me here.

Here’s Klaar’s description of what he is after: “So if you do know of anyone who would like to do a spot of river and costal excursions in this region of Old Europe, if they are fit, from now till september, then send them to me. Could be interesting over all. Just spare me the wannabes and sleepy heads.”

If you want to get a sense of the vessel involved, here’s a clip of Ontong Java doing her thing that Klaar sent me: “Look no hands! Hahaha. Did 189 miles that day on my way to Portugal from the Azores. You will see that there is no one steering.”

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