The 2017 edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada was a long one. It took us 13 days and a bit including 6 days of upwind sailing. But we made it and 5th over the line is not too bad.
The Extreme Sailing Series™ is in Hamburg, Germany right now for their 5th event of the 2017 season. All teams are fighting against the tricky conditions including very light winds, lots of rain and a big current on the river Elbe.
Due to Famous Frank I had the chance to get on board of HUGU BOSS, the Open 60 from Alex Thomson Racing. Few weeks ago Alex was on a promotion tour in the Baltic sea and had a stopover on the beautiful Island of Sylt in the North Sea on his way back home to the UK. So we jumped in the car and onto the train to meet Alex … Continue reading
It still feels like a bad dream… All our hard work & effort from the last 1.5 years where destroyed after just a few minutes after the start of the Sydney – Hobart 2015. A smaller boat misjudged the situation and disrespect our right of way, unfortunately there was no way for us to go up or down, because we where in the middle of three boats, classic sandwich situation. Due to … Continue reading
and we are off… the 71st Rolex Sydney – Hobart just started, see you hopefully in H0bart/Tasmania. First night will be similar to these fellas I guess…
It’s on – the start of the 71st Rolex Sydney – Hobart 2015 is almost on it’s way. On boxing day (26th. of December) the 107 entry fleet will leave the harbour of Sydney and head down South on the 628nm race course to Hobart in Tasmania. The forecast got less frightened in the last day, but still we will see up to 35kn and big seas in the first 30 hrs. … Continue reading
It has been a while for me that I’ve been to Sydney (14 years) and back then it was just a quick stop over… but let’s start with the delivery We left Auckland on the 30th of November and set sail for a 1300nm trip to Sydney, Australia. The first couple of days were easy motor sailing conditions but there was always this front in the Tasman sea which we … Continue reading
Saturday 15.8.2015 11:30am – Time to leave French Polynesia and go more south. A few weeks ago we arrived in Auckland, New Zealand. It took us 10.5 days to sail the 2200nm from Papeete, Tahiti to Auckland, the City of sails. On the 21.8.2015 at 11am we sailed across the dateline and jumped a day forward, at this time we had 1000nm to go. South Pacific Sunrise, what a beauty. … Continue reading
hello moorea, what a view from the top of the mast.