Sailing Clog

Our sailing clog is following the sailors to the finish in The Hague! In their video blogs, our cloggy reporters Gerd Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers reveal what it’s really like on board, ask the sailors all kinds of probing questions and test their knowledge about The Hague. Want a unique glimpse behind the scenes at the Volvo Ocean Race? Then you won’t want to miss these videos. Always on top of new episodes? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get a fly on the wall perspective of the Volvo Ocean Race.

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Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #8 | Newport
Our Cloggy Reporters follow the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race in their floating clog. In this episode our Cloggy Reporter Gerd-Jan Poortman visits Bouwe Bekking of Brunel Sailing to ask why he threw his hat in the ring! Furtermore Bouwe gives us the rundown of the possible strategies this leg. Furtermore Simeon Tienpont of AkzoNobel shows how they would change the rudder during the race, cause practice makes perfect! But there’s more, what happens at the boatyard and what tips does Lucas Chapman receive in secret?

 

Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #7 | Itajai
Our Cloggy Reporters Gerd-Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers follow the sailors in their floating clog. In this episode the crewmembers of MAPFRE, Brunel Sailing and team AkzoNobel explain how difficult it is to get rid of seaweed on the keel. The men of Vestas 11th Hour Racing try to take over the stroopwafel biting record, and Carlo Huisman explains what happened at the wheel during the last leg.

 

Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #6 | Auckland
Our Cloggy Reporters follow the Volvo Ocean Race sailors in their floating clog. In this episode the we focus on the heavy leg passing the legendary Cape Horn. Who sailed it the most? And why is it so special? Simeon Tienpont of Team AkzoNobel explains the course so clearly that even the Cloggy Reporters understand it. Furthermore Gerd-Jan Poortman receives some paramount information, because the men of Brunel Sailing explain what to do in case of man overboard.


Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #5 | Hong Kong
Our Cloggy Reporters Gerd-Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers follow the sailors in their floating clog. In this episode Gerd-Jan Poortman is going shopping with Annemieke Bes in Hong Kong, as well as eat some herring in a restaurant that serves fish from The Hague. Furthermore Carolijn Brouwer explains the different types of sails and Carlo Huisman shows how to lift and move them. Simeon Tienpont and Luke Molloy try to set a new highscore in biting stroopwafels.

Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #4 | Melbourne
Our Cloggy Reporters Gerd-Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers follow the sailors in their floating clog. In this episode: Gerd-Jan Poortman is completely preoccupied with plastic! The Brunel men tell him what they found, and how to inspect the boat. Carlo Huisman explains how much energy he needs to sail. And did you know there are both good and bad clouds?


Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #3 | Cape Town
Our Cloggy Reporters follow the Volvo Ocean Race sailors in their floating clog. In This episode our reporter Gerd-Jan Poortman keeps spilling water, which doesn’t seem to matter at all. Simeon Tienpont tells us how to make salt water drinkable, Carlo Huisman explains how he keeps warm in the freezing cold, and Annemieke Bes writes her Christmas card.

Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #2 | Lisbon
Our Cloggy Reporters Gerd-Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers follow the sailors in their floating clog. In this episode: Carlo Huisman teaches us how to poop on open water, Lucas Chapman receives a cosmetic upgrade, and Simon Fisher will lecture us on sailing tactics.

Cloggy Reporters & The Ultimate Destination #1 | Alicante
Our Cloggy Reporters Gerd-Jan Poortman and Stefan Coppers follow the sailors in their floating clog. In this episode: The The Hague Quiz with Bouwe Bekking and Annie Lush, members of Brunel Sailing and a spectaculair somersault of our own reporter during his leg jump.