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The Iris is a traditional Dutch herring-lugger. With her overall length of 36.00 metres (118 ft), beam of 6.7 metres (22 ft) and draught of 2.8 metres (9 ft) she combines excellent sailing qualities with a high level of comfort.

The Iris was launched in The Netherlands in 1916 and launched as the “Pallas”. In that year she made five voyages to the Shetland Islands bringing home no less than 1683 barrels of herring! Sailing-luggers are the fastest and most reliable ships to sail the waters of the North Sea.

 The home port of the Iris is the beautiful Veerhaven in the centre of Rotterdam.

Earlier Event: July 20
Sugar Horse
Later Event: July 21
The Festival Fleet