Lelystad, 1 July 2016 – Today we are introducing you to Julia Cornelissen; the (as of this year) captain of the Hester. Before this position, she worked as a sailor for two years and attended the Enkhuizer Nautical College in the winter: "That is where I met Nikki Timmerman and he was looking for a captain and mate for on the Hester”, says Julia.
Julia"s passion for sailing began a few years ago when she was a guest on board of a sailing ship in the Baltic Sea: "At the time, I was still working as a journalist in an office in Hamburg, but I immediately fell for the traditional ships and for sailing”, says Julia. Not long after that, Julia quit her office job and left for the Netherlands to work as a sailor.
Nowadays, Julia sails with her boyfriend Roger Rigau Nadal on the Hester. Roger is from Barcelona and has sailed the seas for two years and another two years on the flat-bottomed boats in the Netherlands; and so he too has ample experience.
Most beautiful experience
From beautiful sunsets and tide sessions on a sand flat to cosy barbecues and enjoying the company of the guests; Julia likes everything about it. But the small things are appreciated as well: "Everyday I enjoy watching the hoisting of the sails and turning off the engine. Silence on deck”, says Julia.