Centennials on Ostend before Anchor

Large ships may be the crowd pullers, but we can already count on the presence of almost 100 classic vessels, including an exceptional vessel, the “Lona III”.
The Lona III was launched 112 years ago, in 1907, on the coast of Essex (UK) at the King & Sons shipyard in Burnham on Crouch.
More than a century later, on the river Scheldt, it is a sailing beauty that has been given a facelift by its current owner for 5 years in order to resurrect like a Phoenix. The ship is a fine example of harmony and symmetry and with her milky white hull an appearance during Maritime festival. With her 12, 75 meters she may not be a cathedral of the sea, but under full she is impressive.
Lona III was nominated by the prestigious British magazine “Classic boat” for the classic boat award 2018 for the best restoration of the year.
As the current owner is also one of the pillars of the Old Gaffers Association Belgium-Netherlands, the Lona III occasionally stops in port, at festival such as Ostend at Anchor, Havenfeesten Blankenberge and WaterRant where lovers of old rigging can admire the purity of the lines. She is the 89th participant at the festival that will take place during the white Sunday weekend from 29 May to 1 June 2020, with the theme : With Ensor at sea, that promises