Sailors & Seadogs is all about a couple of sailors exploring the world with our two Beagles while sharing our travel and sailing adventures - including our cross-Atlantic journey from The Baltic Sea (Northern Germany) to Bon Secour Bay (Alabama's Gulf Coast).
Our cast of characters includes Michelle, the first-mate and novice. She has been sailing since 2013, but she has never experienced a journey like this. She will be the narrator guiding you through the process as she continues to learn the finer art of sailing. Maik is an experienced sailor and our very seaworthy captain. A veteran of the German Navy, he has been sailing for more than 20 years with many solo sails on challenging waters in his logbook.
Our sailing vessel is SEEFALKE, a 43-foot, Dutch-designed ketch. With her steel construction and long keel, she was built for blue water journeys. Our crew includes our two Seadogs—Cap’n Jack Sparrow and Scout. Our beagles have been sailing since they were four months old.
Our YouTube videos and website feature the amazing stories that make sailing spectacular. Michelle presents the sailing basics, sharing her learning experiences. Maik delivers deeper, more technical content from his weekly Navigation Corner. We will share our travel destinations that on this cross-Atlantic journey alone will cover at least 12 countries and at least eight major bodies of water. We also have a passion for wildlife and will provide insight about the amazing creatures who share the sea with us. In addition, we will cover what it’s like to live onboard with our two seadogs. You may even get some perspective from their point of view.