Welcome on board
Welcome on board the Tomidi
This 57.5 footer Whitbread Round the World Racer, ex-Rucanor, is the only Belgian oceansailracer ever to have participated 2 times in the mentioned prestigious race (1985/86 with skipper Staf Versluys & 1989/90 with skipper Bruno Dubois), which is now called The Volvo Ocean Race.
This sail racer was designed at the end of 1984 by the French architect Guy Ribadeau-Dumas, built as a one - off WRTWR 85/86 at Frans Maas/Standfast Yachts BV and first launched in February 1985 at Breskens.
The ship's length over all is 17.54 m, the over all beam is 4.85 m, her maximum draft is 2.95 m and the ship has a deplacement of 18 metric tonnes.
The ship sails and sleeps up to 16 persons, and is of course equiped with all the necessary safety, communication and navigational devices.
On purpose the interior outfit has mainly been conserved as it was during the ship's last circumnavigation.
Ever since 1991 we sail the Tomidi for various sailing experiences:
Business Class & First Class Trips for Companies
These are all-in formulas - catering inclusive, with sail assistancy of skipper and crew (+ hostess) on a summerday/weekend, to be a PR Trip / Incentive / Teambuilding / Sail Training, you name it... Very Exclusive and Unforgettable!
Sports Class Trips for Sail Training, Groups & Individual sail lovers
These day- and (long) weekendtrips - mostly in spring, summer, and autumn time - give you, with the help of your skipper, the possibilty to train both sailing, navigation and life on board a Spartan ocean racer.
Helgoland Race 92, 94 & 98 (six years recordholder 92 - 98); Antwerp Race 93, 94, 97, 00, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 11, 12 & 14; The Tall Ships Races 04 (winner in D-Class Race 1), 05, 06 (winner in D-class Race 1), 07, 08, 10, 11 (Over All D-Class winner & Over All Fastest ship), 12 (winner in D-class Race 3), 13 (2nd Over All in D-Class & Over All Fastest Ship) & 14 (2nd Over All in D-Class & Line Honours in Race 2); the TSRegatta Falmouth - Royal Greenwich (Over All D-Class winner & Over All Fastest ship); the Twohanded Round Britain & Ireland Race 93; the AZAB (Azores & Back) Race 95 (line honours Back); the Fastnet Race 97 & 05 and the Europe 1 STAR (Singlehanded TransAtlantic Race) 96 & 00 (Belgian Record-holder eversince 1996) are our major achievements in that field.
For 2015 we will participate in
The Tomidi Tall Ships Race 2015 leaving Ostend for the Start Delivery Trip on the 22th of June, sail through the English Channel (visiting the Isle of Wight and the Scilly Isles amongst others) & through the magnificent Irish Sea (visiting Wales and the Isle of Man amongst others) to Belfast (Northern Ireland), take part in Race 1 along the extraordinary Western Isles of Scotland, the Orkneys & the Shetlands, across the Atlantic towards Aalesund (Norway), then a very nice Cruise in Company along the Western Norwegian coasts and fjords to finish in Kristiansand (Norway). Afterwards Race 2 to Aalborg in the North of Jutland (Denmark), and in the Delivery Trip to Bremen along the very nice Limfjord & the Southern North Sea. Then to Amsterdam and finally back to Ostend by August the 25th.
The Tomidi Antwerp Race 2015 Saturday October the 10th.
No former knowledge/sailexperience is necessary for the participant , since we always have skilled crew aboard to assist you!