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  • #3858
    Swiebertje
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    @bigal wrote:

    In the “Wayfarer Danish Nationals 2009, 22 – 23 August” thread:
    Can’t support this one I’m afraid – clashes with Poole Week !!

    In that case the Open Dutch may be a good venue to prepare for the Worlds. We are back in Heeg again, a well known venue for many of you guys. Remember the first Europeans in 2006? If not, you may remember the pubs?
    See: http://www.wayfarer.nl/en/racing/calender.php?action=show&id=558
    And here:http://www.wsheeg.nl/WSHeeg%3A_NK_Randmeer,_ONK_Spanker,_ONK_Sailhorse_en_ONK_Wayfarer_2009.html

    #7721
    bigal
    Member

    Remember some of it !!

    If the WIC vote goes the right way I’ll be able to bring my state-of-the-art Hartley .

    Keep us posted

    #7750

    @bigal wrote:

    If the WIC vote goes the right way I’ll be able to bring my state-of-the-art Hartley .

    Not long to wait, Alan. I note that the Canadian, US and Nederlands associations have all voted unanimously in favour of the rule changes needed to accept the Mark IV boat. The UKWA will be voting on the 7th March. See: http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIC/09VotingOnProposals.html

    Kathy and I are very interested in coming to Heeg. Is there anywhere that we can we put our big tent, Swiebertje?

    Steve

    #7751
    bigal
    Member

    Thanks Steve
    Heeg is delightful with plenty of room for campers by the lake .

    It can be reached from UK is a day using the Chunnel .

    If you do go that way be duly reverent as you pass a point in the tunnel 367 yards from the English entrance – I own that – and I can still afford a new Hartley !!!

    #7769
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    How far is Heeg from Dunkirk.

    ferry return is only £134

    Roger

    #7771
    bigal
    Member

    As I recall it took Philip and I about 7 hours including a stop for lunch – good roads all the way .

    #7773
    Swiebertje
    Participant

    It is 473 kilometers from Dunkirk and there is a coffee stop at my place half way. 😉 According to google earth its 4 hours and 7 minutes unless you are still steam powered.

    The harbour is here: 52° 57.919’N – 5° 36.289’O (copy to Google Earth). Camping (including campervans) on the harbour grounds. We usually camp on the south side, next to the little beach where there is more privacy (see Google Earth). Right next to the harbour, to the east, are chalets for rent: http://www.pharshoeke.nl/ But there are countless other accommodations like studio’s and hotels, see the tourist office at: http://www.vvv-wymbrits.nl/

    #7775
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    for the lat long posted to work on Google it works when written like this 52° 57.919’N 5° 36.289’E

    #7777
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @bigal wrote:

    As I recall it took Philip and I about 7 hours including a stop for lunch – good roads all the way .

    So that would be about 4 hours driving time then Alan?

    #7778
    bigal
    Member

    During my professional career I was known in certain quarters as a ‘legend in my own lunch-time ‘

    Didn’t know you realised that .

    #7835
    bigal
    Member

    Could Swiebertie kindly tell me whether Heeg has any hotels .

    Crew Philip has a squash event that weekend ( he is still over 60’s British National champion ) and not all the folk I have in mind to crew for me will want to sleep in a tent or share the camper with me ( and my wife will veto that in respect of some of the crews I have in mind !! )

    #7836
    Swiebertje
    Participant

    There are several options, guest houses, B&B’s and hotels. It depends if you want to be close to the “action” (and noise) of the town center, the harbour and the pubs. The local tourist office is here: http://www.vvv-wymbrits.nl/. Though the web site has no English pages the girls at the desk speak English very well, as all people from Heeg. (There is a historic link with London of which the locals are very proud).

    In the past our friends from England seemed very pleased with “Hotel de Watersport”: http://www.dewatersportheeg.nl/.

    #7837
    bigal
    Member

    Many thanks .

    The Hotel de Watersport looks just right – now I begin my search for a crew .

    #7839
    Colin Parkstone
    Participant

    If your going to put me up in that much comfort Alan, I may come and crew for you myself !!!!!

    C P 😆

    #7842
    bigal
    Member

    Better start going to the gym then Colin – and saving up for a sex change .

    I was contemplating someone younger and rather better proportioned – with a higher centre of gravity !!

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