Category: Sailing

Eating on board

A great boat, good weather, tasty food, wine, and pleasant company are perfect ingredients for a very enjoyable time…

SY Maranea – Puffin Classic 42

More about the yacht: Puffin® Classic 42′

Gothenburg

We spent the night at the small port of Kullavik and enjoyed a nice sunset and a quiet evening, despite blasting music and other festivities on the traditional Midsommardagen, the longest day of the year.

Kerteminde to Grenå (DK)

Day 8: Kerteminde – Grenå, 11 hours, 61 nm, departure: 9:10am Our two stops in Denmark were probably not completely legal. Denmark has just opened its borders and a limited number of ports in a few areas of northern Germany only. We decided to… Continue Reading “Kerteminde to Grenå (DK)”

Great Belt – Storebæl DK

Day 7: Kiel – Kerteminde, 14.5 hours, 82 nm, departure: 7:30am Today’s sailing was phenomenal – absolutely beautiful and tranquil.  Such a day gives me the sheer joy of being on the water. Except for about an hour of sailing, we had to use… Continue Reading “Great Belt – Storebæl DK”

Crossing the North Baltic Sea Canal

Day 4: Heligoland – Brunsbüttel, 9.5 hours, 55 nm, departure: 9:40am Day 5: Brunsbüttel – Giselau Kanal, 4.5 hours, 40 nm, departure: 9:45am Day 6: Giselau Kanal – Kiel, 8 hours, 60 nm, departure: 9:30am Leaving Germany’s only offshore island Heligoland, we head for… Continue Reading “Crossing the North Baltic Sea Canal”

Norderney to Heligoland

Day 3, 12 hours, 54 nm, departure: 5am We left the mildly interesting island of Norderney at 5 am, so we would have a better chance to get to Cuxhaven by the end of the day. We soon figured out that our plan was… Continue Reading “Norderney to Heligoland”

Makkum to Norderney

Day 1 & 2, 22 hours, 116 nm, Departure: 9am Sailing is driven by wind strength and direction,  the state of the sea (i.e. waves, currents), the characteristics of the sailing boat and the crew. Shortly after my arrival, Marius and I sat down… Continue Reading “Makkum to Norderney”

Gone Sailing

It’s been 4 years since I had the pleasure to sail the Mediterranean with Martin. After a surprisingly full flight to Amsterdam to a rather empty Amsterdam airport, a train, and a bus ride, I arrived at the final destination Makkum, in the north… Continue Reading “Gone Sailing”

Sailing with Martin from Carloforte to Barcelona

Dottore, Capitàn y Commandante San Martino del Viento di Schaffhausen (aka Martin Löw) needed a hand to bring his chartered boat back from Sardinia to Barcelona after 3 months of sailing the Mediterranean Sea. I was more than happy to give him both of… Continue Reading “Sailing with Martin from Carloforte to Barcelona”