News of: Thursday, August 11 2005,

Ship of ice cream sticks in Amsterdam for Sail 2005

A ship made of recycled ice cream sticks (the Sea Heart Ship will attempt to sail with 20 persons on board, for 1.5 hours in the Amsterdam waters, on Tuesday August 16.

A former Hollywood self-styled independent stuntman and world record holder, 'Captain Rob' is using 15,000,000 recycled and imperfect OLA ice cream sticks to construct a 15 meter (50 feet) long, hand-made authentic replica Viking ship. When ready, it will be the world's largest object made from recycled materials, as potentially recognised by Guinness World Records.

The record attempt (keep floating for 1.5 hours with 20 persons) will be held near the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam North. You can go there with the ferry at the back of the Central Station (NDSM ferry). The boat will go into the water at 11 am, on Tuesday August 16. The address is Neveritaweg 15.

After the attempt the ship will be part of Sail 2005. It will be moored near the Wilhelminadok restaurant, at the north side of the IJ, the water at the back of the Central Station.