Celebration: Three Dutch Yachts Expected at the 15 of June

9 years, 8 months ago - June 03, 2013
Three Dutch Yachts Expected at the 15 of June
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority enjoys the passing of Maurice buildings from the Netherlands to celebrate the 415th anniversary of the arrival of the Dutch in the island.

Three major Dutch sailing also called Dutch Tall Ships currently redo the roads taken by their browsers at the end of the year 1500 and this fellow, in a passage entitled " From Zeeland to New Zealand , "Zeeland having formerly been the name of the Country Netherlands.

Buildings, named Europa , Oosterschelde and Tecla , stop at Mauritius for a week from June 15, before sailing to Australia where waiting twenty boats. Together they celebrate the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy and also participate in a race between Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand. All these steps will be followed by television worldwide.

So that the event does not go unnoticed in Mauritius but has, on the contrary, the media coverage, Marcel Lindsay Noah, cultural tourism consultant with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) in to organize a Dutch week story including the 415th anniversary of the arrival of the Dutch in Mauritius in this major event.

Upon arrival in the harbour, on June 15, the Dutch ships, the largest of which is Europa and the smallest Tecla , will be welcomed by a couple of canoes. The sails of these have been previously painted by the students of Fashion and Design Institute, located in Ebony. These vessels will be handled by children who are sailing with the Pointe Jerome Sailing Club .


The commanders of the ships and their crews will be received by the Ministry of Tourism and officials of the MTPA. Against payment of a small fee, members of the public can visit the buildings.

During the week Dutch, historical conferences are planned. Particular attention will be of Admiral Van Warwick, who discovered in 1598 and Maurice Simon van der Stel, governor's son Aadrian Van der Stel and Marie Lievens, from Batavia in Indonesia. The mother of the latter, Monica, was an Indian from Goa. The birth of Simon van der Stel in 1639, one year after the establishment of a Dutch colony in Mauritius, was the first to be officially registered in the island.

Simon van der Stel, the first Mauritian Métis returned to Holland at the age of nine. Adult, he was the first governor of the province of Cape Town, South Africa, and gave its name to the wine Stellenbosch valley that produces excellent wines also popular in Mauritius.

The Dutch week will also provide an opportunity for the MTPA to organize a fashion show in collaboration with the Fashion and Design Institute  It is expected that the Dutch models are taking part and are, in addition, the creation of a young designer in their country.

When sailing resume the sea, they will sail to Vieux Grand Port, where the yacht Admiral Van Warwick Maurice docked for the first time and cast anchor at the Fort Frederick Kendrick. Commanders and their second should be invited to a lunch at Falaise Rouge, in the bay of Grand Port. The organizers communicate about it very soon.


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