Long sailing passages can be routine and sometimes even boring. Day turns to night and night turns to day with little incident. But don’t complain about being bored, or Neptune will give you something to do!Read More
Basic Principles of Seamanship – How to Get Your Sea Legs
For the novice sailor, Michelle guides you through this new and exciting journey as she continues to learn the finer art of sailing. While Maik's logbook is for the more experienced sailor, this logbook reveals all the good, the bad, and the ugly details about the planning stages, stories about living on a sailboat, sailing with dogs, the reality of working while sailing, impressions of our many interesting destinations along the way, nitty-gritty details about each sailing passage, and the entire experience from the first mate's point of view.
The Bay of Biscay is located somewhere at the corner of your wildest dream-come-true and your worst possible nightmare. You dread it, and you look forward to it—all at the same time. As it approaches, anticipation sets in. Then your excitement competes heavily with your fear..Read More
It’s been exactly one month since we set sail on August 19, 2018 on our 6,000 nautical mile sailing journey from Stralsund, Germany to Gulf Shores, Alabama. We battled The Baltic, survived The North Sea, and sailed through The English Channel on our way into The Northern Atlantic.Read More
As I write this, we are taking a little holiday through Europe with our children. We wanted to spend some quality time with them before we are at sea for 6 to 8 months. However, we did work out a way for some communication during our journey.Read More
When I asked a German Navy veteran to teach me to sail, I discovered quickly that learning to sail is a lifetime commitment and not just a one-course seminar. I often tell people that when you sail for the first time, you have one of two experiences. It either becomes a one-time…Read More