SYM were delighted to be invited to the premier ICON Yachts Skûtsjesilen Event for their very own Frisian sailing regatta on classic Dutch Skûtsjes, starting from Galamadammen in the heart of the Frisian lake district. These spectacular former freight ships were used in historic times for fierce competitions by the local sailors. The ships have massive sails and provided an unforgettable race experience.
During heavy rainstorms, the entire yacht's crew disappeared below decks for shelter leaving Ben Young and Jean-Marie Récamier as the only people on deck racing the yacht against the other team. This led to an award for being the "Toughest Survivors", though it probably should have been "Wettest Survivors"...!
The following day the guests went to the yard in Harlingen and had the opportunity to see many ongoing projects, the impressive facilities and meet some of the key team members of Icon team.
Thanks to ICON Yachts for a wonderful couple of days - we left with the feeling that this yard "Can Do!"