Karen van Schaik-Basilio
In the summer of 2008, Erwin taught me how to sail in a “Schakel” which is a small wooden open sailboat. He said that the principles of sailing a small boat are the same as sailing a big boat. He was right about that but one big difference is that sailing a small boat is much more active and you have to act quicker since the boat reacts directly.
Certificates: ICC – International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Crafts (Vaarbewijs I en II)
Erwin van Schaik
A friend of mine introduced me to sailing when I was 15 years old. His father had a Contest 32 and I would often sail with them as part of the crew. We sailed mainly at the Lake IJssel and the North Sea and we also sailed a few times to England. My friend and I decided to buy a small open boat, he had an OK-Jol and I had a Koralle which we often sailed in the river Lek. When windsurfing became popular, we sold our boats and went windsurfing. At that time, my father had a Maxi 770 in Naarden Vesting which I also sailed quite often.
ICC – International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Crafts (Vaarbewijs I en II)
Marcom B – Certificate for Maritime Radio Communication
Amateur Radio Operator Certificate