They are a straightforward people the Dutch, liable to call a spade a spade. Our old friend Bert van Baar (supervised the Dutch dinghy build over at the Wooden Boat Centre for the 2017 Festival) sent us ‘a video of a “shit-race” organised in Holland to commemorate the early Cow-shit transports from Friesland to Holland provincies for 150 years ago. It’s a sort of raid for large barges at the end of the sailing season: It starts at Workun Friesland and ends in Warmond between Amsterdam and The Hague.

Well worth a look if you want to see some gorgeous old lee-boarders.

In other news Bert tells us that he passed on Gary Hardy’s Tawe Nunnugah video to the ‘Natural Sailing’ Group, and they have posted it (see with the information that Tawe Nunnugah is Maori for ‘gaan met een boot’. Bit of trans-Tasman pollination perhaps.