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Young Female Sailor Targets Mini Transat 2017

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She is a young female sailor, she is talented, and she is focused. Lina Rixgens is aiming to become the first German female sailor to complete the Mini Transat. And well on the way she is indeed. She will be all by herself. On a boat smaller than some cars. Racing across the Atlantic. She knows that it will be her toughest race to date – and that is one of the great positives about […]

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Nothing But Fun Sailing A Dehler 31

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On a sunny afternoon in May 2014 it got a little crowded in a Dehler 31’s cockpit. That was, however, exactly what we had in mind. It was the start of a wonderful sailing week in the Danish South Sea. The idea was quite simple: Two days of getting to know the boat, family sailing and relaxing on the water. Then reducing crew size and heading off to adorable Danish islands, enjoying some brilliant sailing […]

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Dinghy Cruiser Weekend Havel Lakes

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When spending time sailing an old “15er Jollenkreuzer” (wooden dinghy cruiser, P-Boot), you can very easily forget the noisy and fast living high-tech world. Especially in a beautiful setting like the Havel Lakes. What is it that makes sailing in an old, wooden boat such a pleasure and joy? Maybe its history, being older than the sailor itself. Or the material it is made of, wood, a renewable resource that has been used for centuries. […]

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Costs Mini Transat Campaign

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The Mini Transat is one of the most exciting and challenging races you can take part in. The big question is: How much money do you need to sail over the finish line? What are the costs for a Mini Transat campaign? Before going into monetary details, a couple of important assumptions need to be made: – this is amateur’s talk (i.e. not a professional, fulltime campaign) – for a production (series) boat – for […]

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Long Weekend With A Varianta 18

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Wind almost perfect, lots of sunshine, good company and excellent food. There is hardly anything else you can ask for when sailing a Varianta 18 in the Lübecker Bucht (Luebeck Bight) for a very long weekend. How is that for starting a sailing weekend: air temperature 28° C, wind 2 bft, blue sky, and the forecast not seeing any major change coming. The only unknown for us (two chaps) was the boat, a Varianta 18, […]

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In Danish Waters With My FAM

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A couple of days sailing in Denmark can make such a difference. And being on a tiny Gruben FAM while cruising the mighty seas of this planet automatically brings a major danger along with it: You could get addicted to this kind of sailing. Capriole had been my sailing boat (well, enlargened dinghy) for three years already before I went on this trip along the beautiful Danish island of Als, near the fjord of Flensburg. […]