Friday, 20 May 2016

Mermaid and the Opera

5o years on, and the focus of our voyage to Copenhagen this year.
Back in 1966 David White and I set out to sail from England to Denmark in an open boat.
The Royal Danish Yacht Club was celebrating its first 100 years, we wanted to join the party.

1966  after a voyage from England in Jacandor

We line up Antiope in the same spot 50 years on!

In 2015 we had an invitation to attend the 150th celebration, we accepted and decided to arrive in Antiope.

 Our host Flemming aboard his X yacht, he has sailed with us in New Zealand and helped pilot us across from Germany.
All dressed up for the party, we leave Antiope and walk to the Opera house.

An amazing venue, the new Opera house

                                  We dine on balcony level 4

Myself and David, The two mad dinghy sailors 

Crown prince Frederik and Mary arrive

The royal party arrive, the Aussie Princess Mary has become a favorite of the Danes. 

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