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At the end of the year the sailor, race director and judge, Ivo van Dooren, gets into the spotlight as he is keeping a great sailing tradition alive.

Twenty-four sailors took part in the second Sunfish Youth Worlds, while 72 sailors competed in the 41st Sunfish Open Worlds, which took place in Curaçao from June 8th - 19th.

The latest West Indies Guard ship (WIG) - this time provided by the Royal Netherlands Navy - arrived in Curaçao earlier this year.

During March the Dutch clipper Stad Amsterdam again graced the historic Handelskade water-front in Curaçao.

This year's race was buffeted by winds gusting over 20 knots and it made for some exciting sailing.

The second weekend in January saw 27 Sunfish dinghies compete in the 29th Rudy Dovale Race in Curaçao. This was the sixth of seven qualifying races for the Sunfish World Championships.

Unique among the various Dutch traditions is the New Year's Dive, which takes place on the first day of the year. At noon thousands of people in Holland dive into the freezing cold North Sea...

Last July Adriaan 'Dutch' Schrier watched the arrival of a new two million dollar, five-man submarine named Substation Curaçao. For Adriaan, creator of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium, it was a dream come true.