Am I dreaming? All over after five minutes.

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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 toContinue reading

Sydney – Hobart 2015

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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

Auckland to Sydney. 

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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 weContinue reading

Tahiti – Auckland, New Zealand.

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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

Maururuu French-Polynesia.

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Time flies by… after 2,5 month in French-Polynesia we are setting sail and heading down south to the city of sails – Auckland, here we come. I had such a wondeful time in French-Polynesia and I met so lovely people like Kiki & Eric in Teahupoo who became in my 20 days stay my second family. Their hospitality, help and love is just amazing. Merci beaucoup! To see the world’s mostContinue reading

Kitesurf French Polynesia.

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So far I have not been very lucky with kitesurf sessions and wind in French Polynesia. But the last days I finally got some wind & waves in for my toys. I really enjoyed the OZONE Reo 9m and my 5’11 Firewire surfboard they are just a sweet combo. And I must say a special thank you to OZONE for building such a durable kite, bar & lines. Together we won the battleContinue reading

Bora Bora & Huahine.

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The last days in French Polynesia I spent in Bora Bora and Huahine. Bora Bora is not really my cup of tea, but it looks mindblowing from the airplane, though. And I guess all the high class hotels & resorts are really nice for a couple of days of your honeymoon, but how it works out for the locals is just not my taste. The gap between the honeymoon tourists andContinue reading