Marcus Calling It Quits

Part-time has become fulltime, and this certainly had not been the plan. Marcus Demuth has called off his campaign for the Mini Transat 2017.

Marcus on his Classe Mini TipTop "Brooklyn Express"Marcus has very well diagnosed and dissected the underlying problems while sailing in the past couple of months. Unhappiness while being on the boat has increased steadily. Constant questions on the progress of his Mini Transat campaign made it harder instead of easier. And not feeling well at all during sailing time had been the very final decision point.
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Marcus On Part-Time Classe Mini Break

some Classe Mini boats in LorientHis ultimate goal is the Mini Transat 2017. The first steps and nautical miles in Classe Mini races have not been easy. Marcus Demuth, however, knows how to fight and will certainly keep going.

I’ve had the chance to exchange a couple of emails with Marcus recently, in between dentist appointments, work on his Mini and trying to find an apartment. Sorted and kind of structured, here is a brief interview with him.

Marcus, you have lived on board Brooklyn Express for quite some time now. How do you cope with (or enjoy) the basic living? And are you not a wee bit envious of folks having a good rest in a camper or an apartment?

I enjoyed living on Brooklyn Express … well, at least in the beginning, later on I simply didn’t mind. I am now in Nantes in a “real” apartment (rented by a Mini sailor) and I feel like living in a palace. Continue reading “Marcus On Part-Time Classe Mini Break”

From Sea Kayak To Classe Mini: Marcus Demuth

He’s paddled his sea kayak around Britain and Ireland in record time. He has then given up a professional sea kayak career for sailing in the Classe Mini. Now he is living on board his “Brooklyn Express”, a 6,50m long TipTop, getting ready for the Mini Transat 2017. Here is a very interesting (and entertaining) article by Marcus Demuth.

Marcus on his Classe Mini TipTop "Brooklyn Express"
Marcus on his Classe Mini TipTop “Brooklyn Express”

My name is Marcus, and I was instantly drawn to Hubert’s blog both because of its content and his sense of humor.

I was born in Frankfurt/Main, and was a professional sea kayaker before I purchased a Classe Mini 6.50 series boat a little more than a year ago. I hoped that some of my “skills” as a sea kayaker would translate towards sailing a Mini. However, it quickly became apparent that sailing a Classe Mini boat has with kayaking as much in common as running around a christmas tree with a tin drum. Continue reading “From Sea Kayak To Classe Mini: Marcus Demuth”