Laan van Staalduinen, acting director of the SSG
Oh, a life on the ocean wave! The space all around you, the demands it makes on you. The need to be constantly on the alert. For Laan van Staalduinen, sailing on the open sea is ‘the ultimate in freedom and self-reliance'. The sea is your biggest friend and your enemy at the same time. Here she is in wind force 9 on the North Sea, heading for England. Note the wave in the background.