After lots of thinking, drafting on paper, and some weeks on the CAD, I am finally getting to the planning of the build of my second kite sailboat a kite proa. With the big dream in mind of creating a sailboat concept that is economical and ecological to build and suitable to be used as a sail ferry. The kite…Continue reading Kite Proa Prototype Nr.2
Finally, my dream of getting my (old) boat to Spain and Portugal is fulfilled. I wanted to cross the Bay of Biscay and spend some lovely time in the Atlantic south of Europe, but it took me three years to get there. This is the short story of how my sailing nomad journey started end of 2018. I just bought…Continue reading Biscay
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Kite Sailing Prototype Nr. 1 Early 2021 I build my first Kite Proa. The design evolved while building this first kite sailboat of mine. It provided me with great learning opurtunieites and allowed me to test the basic question of stearing a boat by moving the kite attachment point. Also I could compare the different hull shapes. Further, I learned…Continue reading 2021 Kite Proa
I will probably not be the only one to say oh shit 2020! What a waste of my lifetime. Yes Covid did affect this year for me but it had only been one minor spice to my unhealthy cocktail. Had Covid not happened, I could have run. My father whom I never had a good relation with invited me to…Continue reading 2020 Oh shit! A year with no boat.
It’s been a great chance for me to sail with my friends whom I had sailed alongside for some month before, but now on their boat Tore a (Beneteau Oceanis 43). First I joined them across the Bay of Biscay from Falmouth to A Coruna as my little Fantasia been sitting on the hard in Plymouth waiting to be fixed…Continue reading Atlantic Crossing and crewing on Tore 2019
Juniper. Impressive like no other boat I have seen or sailed on. She looks light and elegant but when facing her from the front she looks sturdy like a bull racing towards you. She is puristic but very functional. She is old some 40 years but by the look, she’s been as fine as if relatively new. She has stories…Continue reading Juniper! Sailing on Trimaran Juniper 2019
There had been only a little time to rest and clean up the boat before my friends arrived. It had been a happy reunion – as I had not seen them for long and they not jet seen my little boat. Leaving Milford Haven, I thought it might get a bit windy. While sailing out of the long sound the…Continue reading UK to Ireland and the Bay of Biscay 2019
Dunkerque been my last port before crossing the English channel. We (the other boat form Norderney, which by now had three crew and me with my boat) been uncertain about the weather and how it would be “everyone” says OH! The English Channel its one of the busiest shipping lines of the world (I really wonder how many busiest shipping…Continue reading 2019 Summer UK South Coast
Bye bye Cuxhaven! Yeahii! Finally I am sailing again. And for the first time just on my own – single handed. I been nervous and uncertain for a few days to just go by myself! There been still looots of things not finished and getting everything tied up took me too long. I been late for the bridge and hurried…Continue reading 2019 Summer Germany & Netherlands