Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sex sells – even in the marine industry!

The Lady and the Blog… I posted the following on the German yacht.de forum on 18 January, 2011 under the title “Sexy Sailing Blog, Around the world with an HR352”. Once before I mentioned the story of a particular sailing … Continue reading

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SV Touch Wood, Sandra Kloesges + Michael Rinas GER

Zwei Rümpfe – Zwei Masten – Zwei Erwachsene – Zwei Kinder – und die weite Welt Im Frühjahr 2007 haben wir die fünf Jahre alte Wharram Tiki 38 von den Erbauern, Dave und Rita Barker gekauft. Mit sehr viel Liebe … Continue reading

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SV Morgi, Claudia+Edgar Schnetz GER

Französische ALBION 36, ein Stahlschiff der soliden Art. Auf 2 jähriger Rundreise vom Mittelmeer über die Kanaren zur Karibik und zurück haben der Skipper und seine Frau insgesamt 13353 sm zurückgelegt. Einziger Schaden in der gesamten Zeit; ein Block und … Continue reading

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Dream and reality

Seglers Träume sind alle gleich: Palmen, Sonne, Wärme, Wind und Wellen – eine Umgebung, die uns den Alltag vergessen lässt – dummerweise sind das Ländereien, die nicht vor der Haustür liegen – zu denen man fliegen – oder langwierig segeln … Continue reading

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SV Papalagi, Michael Ballhouse GER

Sparkman & Stevens 35 Stahlbau der soliden Art – für kernige Anlegemanöver bestens vorbereitet. Eigner, Skipper, Pantomime, Conferencier und Allein Unterhalter Mick lebt in Hamburg und nordeuropäischen Küsten Gewässern auf seinem Schiff, das immer mal wieder woanders angebunden ist. Das … Continue reading

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SY Sumara of Weymouth, Alasdair Flint UK

Email change with an obedient yachtsmen: Hi Peter, After 13 years of hard work my Windpilot is now in need of some tender loving care. Some of the teeth have stripped from the nylon turning gear and the whole unit … Continue reading

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SV Jöke, Edith+Michael Zahn GER

SV Jöke, german built glassfibre Phantom38 left her homeport Grossenbrode some time in 1999 heading South via Dutch, Belgian and French inner waterways to arrive in Marseille some months later. Raising the mast to head down the french and Spanish … Continue reading

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What ever happened to boat building? Part 2

If the lively response to the first part of this blog on the German internet forums is anything to go by, this matter may be even more controversial than I suspected: the hornets nest has been stirred, sensitivities have been … Continue reading

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Windpilot – global micro market leader for windvanes

Prof. Dr. Bernd Venohr of the EMF Institute at the Berlin School of Economics The characteristic features of global market leaders Germany is the global market leader in global market leaders according to a new book published at the end … Continue reading

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Surging waters cause yacht and crew to sink in Brisbane

When the Orion broke free of its mooring and ran into floating debris, the damaged vessel began to take on water. Skipper Russell Bentley swam out and climbed on board to assess the damage. A friend sailed out to assist … Continue reading

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SV Black Sheep, James Gray UK and his Golden Hind 26 on her way to Orkney Islands

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SV Maus, Manfred Marktel ITA on her way from Salvador de Bahia to Cape Town

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SV Lollo, Irmi + Torsten Sude GER

Ein junges Paar, ein altes Schiff – eine HR Monsun 31 – 18 Monate Zeit – und der Wille eine schöne Zeit auf See zu verbringen. Hier kann man lesen, was man alles daraus machen kann! Zum Beispiel eine schöne … Continue reading

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What ever happened to boat building? Part #1

Few topics are as controversial among sailors as the quality of the boats we invest in to help realise our dreams of a life afloat. Obviously, choosing a boat ranks as one of the key decisions for any sailor: a … Continue reading

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Pilot boat Pathfinder in force 10 storm

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SV Helena Zwo, Helen+Bruno Stalder CH

Steel built Reinke 12m left her homeport sometime in 1998 travelling the world the slow motion way, currently living in Langkawi after spending quite a time Malaysia and Indochina. Here is the link to their adventures

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