About – Me

Lucky you – I won’t bore you with the details of early childhood or business related topics. As a large part of Active Outside is about sailing, I will give a very brief intro to my sailing history:

I grew up on a farm in Northern Bavaria, and the word “sailing” was not part of our active linguistic usage. Only when a girl from Flensburg (located directly at the Baltic Sea) turned up in my life did I get my first taste of “open water”. One day it just happened: looking at the water was not enough any longer. I wanted to be on it (on the water, not in the water…).

relax in the sunshine while sailingThe sailing kick-off was with an introductory course on a yacht. After that one week I did not have a clue what sailing was all about. Only a year later did I understand how wind, tiller, sheets and so on are supposed to work together. Sudden enlightenment? No, it was during a dinghy sailing course Since then I have sailed on all kind of boats, and I would still prefer most smaller boats over larger yachts. Not surprisingly, my folks and friends back in Northern Bavaria still keep wondering what has become of me.

I love the agility of dinghies as well as the safety of yachts, and have now fallen for the Classe Mini… In February 2016 I have bought Classe Mini 732, now named “mini doc”. Up until the end of the Mini Transat 2017 Lina Rixgens has sailed her, and now it is my turn. Sailing, I mean, not necessarily the Mini Transat.


About – You

What about your outside activities?

This is not all about me, it’s about YOU as well! You are the one having come along here, and I would very gladly write articles that meet your interests. Let me know which kind of information (or entertainment) you are after, I will gladly pick up your feedback.

You love to get away from the city-noise and daily rat race? You cannot wait for your next weekend out on the water? Sounds pretty good and very logical to me.

To sweeten the time until you manage to ‘get out there’ again – and to possibly increase your desire to do that a lot sooner than initially planned – please feel free to roam around this blog.