DISCOVER Magazine #7

DSNS sponsors SAIL 2020

Published in category: Heritage & Culture

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will be a major sponsorship partner, a Fan, of SAIL Amsterdam 2020, the biggest nautical event in the world. Held every five years in the Dutch capital, an entire flotilla of tall ships dock in Amsterdam alongside many specialist vessels, and hundreds of thousands of visitors come to enjoy the spectacle. This maritime feast for the eye sails along the River IJ before docking in the heart of the city.

Managing Director of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Hein van Ameijden and two representatives of the SAIL Beheer management board Michiel de Brauw (CFO of the Port of Amsterdam) and Jan Peter van Wijk (the Financial Director of SAIL 2020) signed the sponsorship partner agreement at the National Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum) in Amsterdam.

Some of the sailing vessels built at Damen may well be shown at the event such as the clipper Stad Amsterdam; in 2005, 2010 and 2015 the flagship of SAIL. And most probably the three-masted, square rigged clipper Cisne Branco and the three-masted steel clipper Shabab Oman II will be present. The Royal Netherlands Navy is also expected to be present at SAIL 2020 with large navy ships, some of which have been engineered and built by DSNS.

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