People of the sea, door James Wharram en Hanneke Boon. Een boek over het leven van James Wharram en zijn ontwerpen, (blog in Dutch/English, book in English) .. James, thank you for your insight and thank you for your inspiration to make my dream come true. … .. Māuruuru roa ko oho riva riva a rarvo ko Make Make … as they say on Easter Island…

People of the sea, door James Wharram en Hanneke Boon. Een boek over het leven van James Wharram en zijn ontwerpen, en zijn inspiratie. Het mooie van James is dat hij vasthield aan zijn ideeën; over the seafaring people of the Pacific en hun oorsprong. Zijn ontwerpen zijn gebaseerd op deze lange historie van wellicht de grootste zeevaarders aller tijden.

En wat kom ik tegen in het epiloog:

People of the sea, by James Wharram and Hanneke Boon. An extensive document, 285 pages with many photographs en other illustrations. A book about the life of James Wharram and his designs and his inspiration. The great thing about James is that he stuck to his ideas; about the seafaring people of the Pacific and their origins. His designs are based on this long history of perhaps the greatest seafarers of all time.

And what do I encounter in the epilogue:

There are a number of these sailors who stand out in my memory. Two of the first Wharram catamarans that sailed round the world were built in British Columbia in the early 1970s. There was Kiskadee, b. 46ft Oro, built and sailed by Harold and Wendy Goddard and their children. Their friends the Hembroff brothers built Piggy? A 46ft Ariki. The two boats were launched around the same time and both were sailed around the world.

Another sailor who stands out for his incredible voyage is Dutchman Henk de Velde, who in 1978 together with his wife Ginny sailed their 46ft Oro Orowa across the Atlantic and into the Pacific. On the way to Easter Island Henk became seriously ill. During this voyage his heavily pregnant wife had to sail the boat as well as nurse her sick husband. On arrival in Easter Island the population carried Orowa ashore for safety and their son was the first child to be bom to outsiders on Easter Island. Later when sailing across the Indian Ocean Orowa was overtaken by cyclone Oscar. The boat and crew survived this very severe storm and reached South Africa. The last leg to Europe was sailed by Henk alone. Ginny was no longer prepared to sail on. Henk on Orowa arrived in Falmouth in 1985, where we welcomed him just weeks after my son Jamie was born.

Ik kreeg tranen in m’n ogen toen ik dit las. Ook ik herinner me die dag zo helder. Ik liet mijn anker zakken en daar was James en Ruth en Hanneke om mij te verwelkomen. James klom aan boord, zichtbaar trots op “zijn” boot die 7 jaren weg was geweest, 1000 eilanden had bezocht, cyclone Oscar had overleefd en hij schreef later een voorwoord voor mijn boek, Ganzen trekken in troepen.

Tears came to my eyes when I read this. I too remember that day so clearly. I lowered my anchor and there was James and Ruth and Hanneke to welcome me. James climbed aboard, visibly proud of “his” boat that had been away for 7 years, sailed 50.000 miles, visited 1000 islands, survived cyclone Oscar, and later he wrote a foreword to my book.

Hij schreef:

Het verhaal van Henk de Velde betekent veel voor mij, omdat ik de ontwerper ben van zijn Orowa. Ik heb ook over de zeeen gevaren en ook daar over geschreven. Toen begon de reis van de Orowa rond de wereld tot onze basis door te dringen en eindelijk in 1985 arriveerde Henk en Orowa in de dichtsbijzijnde haven, Falmouth. Henk was levendig, fris, zeegewassen na de 3000 mijl solo van Bermuda.

Twee maanden later, geinspireeerd door Henk, besloten wij om ons welverdiende comfort op te geven en een nieuwe catamaran te bouwen die ons terug moest voeren naar de oceanen. Misschien is het beter op dit boek een waarschuwing te drukken zoals in sommige landen op cigarettenpakjes. Er zou op moeten staan; GEVAARLIJK voor mensen met een grote liefde voor de zee en persoonlijke vrijheid.

 

James, bedankt voor jouw inzicht en bedankt voor jouw inspiratie om mijn jongensdroom waar te maken. Pracht boek. Ook de vele illustratie met bouwdetails van de ontwerpen maken het een naslagwerk. Prachtig en nogmaals ….. Māuruuru roa ko oho riva riva a rarvo ko Make Make … zoals ze op Paaseiland zeggen …

 

 

He wrote:

Henk de Velde’s story means a lot to me, because I am the designer of his Orowa. I have also sailed and written about the seas. Then the Orowa’s journey around the world began to penetrate to our base and finally in 1985, Henk and Orowa arrived at the nearest harbor, Falmouth. Henk was lively, fresh, sea-washed after the 3000 mile solo from Bermuda.

Two months later, inspired by Henk, we decided to give up our well-deserved comfort and build a new catamaran to take us back to the oceans. Perhaps it is better to print a warning on this book as in some countries on cigarette packs. It should say; DANGEROUS for people with a great love for the sea and personal freedom.

 

James, thank you for your insight and thank you for your inspiration to make my dream come true. Wonderful book. The many illustrations with construction details of the designs also make it a reference work. Beautiful and again… .. Māuruuru roa ko oho riva riva a rarvo ko Make Make … as they say on Easter Island…

 

 

ISBN 978-1-907206-50-4; 216 x 216mm, 288 pages, many mono, sepia toned and colour photographs, drawings and charts, bibliography, index. Softcover with sewn binding, cover flaps and matt lamination. £25.00

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