The Association for Trintel and Trintella lovers all over the world.
The shared feeling of friendship and pride on our ships is important. The TFA is actively gathering knowledge on several different Trintel and Trintella vessels.
We welcome anyone who is interested in the, now classic, steel Trintel, and polyester Trintellas or the newer aluminium and composite types.
As a member, you will receive a newsletter twice a year.
We also organise gatherings twice yearly that members are invited to take part in. The Federation of Polyclassics also organises activities annually. The gatherings take place in spring and autumn. The first is usually by boat on the water while the latter is in a city in either the Netherlands, Belgium of Germany.
Finally, members receive passwords to access the digital archives on the website.
If you want to become member click here .
Our host and hostess are Dirk Hertecant and Chris van der Broeck (Odin, Trintella 4). They managed to come up with an exciting itinerary at a reasonable price:
The new book: Trintella Yachts, Holland’s splendour from Brabant, depicts a wonderful image of the developments of a shipyard in ‘s Hertogenbosch. They have built sea worthy, luxurious sailing yachts since 1952, with a lot of passion and workmanship. Although the activities of the yard ceased in 2002, the brand name Trintella will live on while we maintain these durable yachts.
The Trintella name was conceived of in 1964, with the rise of mass production in polyester. The book is used to show a sketch of the historical development of the shipyard and the many Trintellas that were built there. It is being published now because of the 50th anniversary of the name giving.
It will feature many charming restoration projects as well as Trintella sailors who were willing to share their amazing experiences.
The over 225 pages thick book is printed in full colour and holds many lovely photographs and drawings. It will be published as a hardcover book.
Click on the link here to order the book online.
The 45th spring meeting took place in Hellevoetsluis from Thursday 29 May till Saturday 31 May.
The meeting, which stayed centered in one place this year, was visited by 32 boats. Ten of the vessels were 'small ships': Trintels and Trintellas 1(a) and 2(a).
Our meeting was visited by at least 100 members, 20 of whom arrived without boats of their own. We have also welcomed 10 new faces!
Thursday started fantastically with a cocktail hour on the pier which Siem and Riet Poot treated us to because of their 50th anniversary.
The Jubilee book 'Trintella Yachts, Holland's glory from Brabant' was presented to us on Friday afternoon in the Dry dock. Many people attended the presentation. The crowd varied from sponsors to water sport journalists to members and even some seasoned ex-employees of the ship yard. The first copy of the book was handed over to our patroness Riekie Wever by the author Peter van der Waa. We made a video of the presentation that takes about 11 minutes. You can watch the video by clicking on the following link:
The crowd reacted enthusiastically to their newly acquired book but also praised it and reacted quite moved. Adding to the pre-sale figure; we sold another 30 copies!
Expanding the content of Yvonne's little shop was also received positively by our guests. She could not complain about all the attention it earned her.
Although the weather Gods had seemingly blessed us with wonderful weather from Thursday onwards, there were some insecurities on whether or not we would have enough wind for the regatta on Saturday. Eventually we were treated to a 3-4 Bf NW with sunshine, very nice weather to sail in. Frans and Hilda Snieders' Coco won the trophy!
At the end of the meeting everyone agreed that it had once again been a wonderful couple of days!
Once again we had closed off a successful spring meeting of 2014!
You can find the photographs taken during the meeting in the column on the right.