The 'Stortemelk', launched as a fishing boat in 1961, was converted into a sailing vessel in 1992.

Under the supervision of the Dutch Shipping Inspection, an elegant, fast and safe sailing schooner has been brought about, being able to sail in worldwide waters.

The 'Stortemelk' owes her name to the notorious fairway between the Dutch Wadden Shallows of Vlieland and Terschelling. If there is a westerstorm and low tide the boisterous waves in the mouth of the harbour had been described by seamen as "poured milk", later as  'Stortemelk'.

Slim lines and an efficient rigging confer the ship a sporting appearance, with excellent sailing qualities.

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