18 thoughts on “Barge sailing (extract form Stem van het water / The Voice of the Water)

  1. BTW – if you pause at 12:03 you can read the banner in mirror image – it says “champions 1964”, so not quite the late ’60s.

  2. I saw a bunch of these barges on the East River in New York September 2009. They were shipped over for the 400th anniversary of the founding of New York. Got some photos here:

  3. Thanks for sharing this Nick. Will you be visiting the Netherlands anytime soon?

  4. Thanks for the upload! As a Dutch guy i’m a shamed i’ve never seen the documentary before 🙁 

  5. Well the race and those boats (skûtsje) are still there =) Since 1945 the race has a committee and every year there is a race. This years race starts at saturday 20th of july. There is a website but it’s only in Dutch, maybe you can use google translate to translate the website. w w w skutsjesilen nl

  6. Absolutely great footage…I am amazed at how fast they seem to move! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I wouldn’t want to get in the way of a fleet of ’em! Amazing to watch. Inevitably makes you wonder ‘where are they now?’ People and boats. Thank you for sharing.

  8. That was amazing! I would love to catch a ride on one of those. Time to brush up on my dutch.

  9. Yes, they’re really fast – also I wasn’t sure, but it looks like in one of the scenes there is a guy putting a wood stick in the water while powering along – I’ve been in those Dutch lakes and know they are very shallow, mostly around 2m – I was wondering whether he was checking for depth while underway?

  10. That was just amazing. I’ve seen those Dutch boats in marinas, but never saw one under sail. Just beautiful, and they’re fast! Thanks for sharing.

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