Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Westenwind"

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Westenwind, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2000 , 06/2000

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2000,
06/2000

Westenwind, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2000 , 06/2000

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2000,
06/2000

Westenwind, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2003 , 05/2003

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2003,
05/2003

Westenwind, Volker Gries, Rum-Regatta 2003 , 05/2003

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Volker Gries,
Rum-Regatta 2003,
05/2003

Westenwind, Volker Gries, Sail Travemünde 2005 , 08/2005

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Volker Gries,
Sail Travemünde 2005,
08/2005

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Westenwind
Registered port:Geesthacht
Nation:GER
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Schokker
Year built:1981
Yard:Van Benthem, Vollenhoven
Length (hull):10.10 m
Breadth:3.35 m
Draught:0.75 m
Sail area:69 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:50 PS
Engine:Mercedes OM 621

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Sep 2000

  • hull was built by Van Benthem from Vollenhoven, ship design was made by Van der Kamp
  • The Dutch ship type Schokker comes from the island Urk in the Zuidersee. Since the time when the Zuidersee became the Ijsselsea, the island Urk was poldered. the region is called Schokkland. Because Urk is situated in the Northeast of the Zuidersee, and because the predominant Western winds the fishermen needed ships that are very seaworthy and could sail to luff (windward side). The Schokker were used for fishery, in the marine and some of them were pilot's boats.