Ruud en de Rot
A musical story about a man and his ship
Two Onstuimig Schuimers, Frank and Kees, sail already for years to the reünions of the sailing Heritage in summer.
In an other port town every year there come about a 150 to 250 old vassels together. They made a lot of friends there. One of them was Ruud de Haan, a striking skipper, who passed away in 2009.
His ship, De Rot, was one and all a tradition and at every event it looked beautiful.
The old clothes hang on the stages and the peat was exposed on deck, as Ruud was singing has maritime songs and played on his concertina.
When he got sick his biggest wish was that De Rot, which he had brought back to life completely from old scrap, would turn back as museum ship to Rottevalle. The first place of berth in 1887 of De Rot.
It succeeded by the help of many. Last year Onstuimig Schuim got in invitation to come to play at the 130st anniversary of De Rot, Frank wrote a music story about it.
It is the oldest still sailing and registered iron skutsje in the world. Frank did a lot of research and learned about the spectacular history of De Rot. The result was a program with authentic historic images and a lot of special written songs for it.