Ep. 03 - How to Prepare for a Sailing Departure

September 15, 2018

Before you can set sail you need to get your boat and her crew ready. To not forget anything it makes sense to make yourself a little checklist that you work off every time you want to set sail. This checklist should be adapted to your boat and the intended passage but there are quite some points that you should check every time to leave harbor or anchorage. This little video visualizes of what needs to be done to get boat and crew ready. It is structured in six short sections: 1. Navigation 2. Deck 3. Cabin 4. Cockpit 5. Machinery 6. Crew

Ep. 02 - How to Lock In at The Kiel Canal

August 30, 2018

For many sailors a locking into the Kiel Canal is still stressful. During our last locking into Kiel-Holtenau we have used our on-board camera to record our locking procedure and develop a hopefully helpful guide for sailboat skippers who are not familiar with the Kiel Canal locking procedure.

Our Cross-Atlantic Sailing Route

July 28, 2018

This video shows our route and some principle thoughts to it. Of course it is subject to change, especially since it seems we are running late getting the boat ready. Even though it keeps being one of the hottest summers we have ever had here in Germany, the days are already getting shorter and if we are not out of here by mid August, we may not be able to make it past the winter in this season - with the Bay of Biscay being the bottleneck. Also our beloved British friends take the dog stuff bloodily seriously so we may need to skip the UK in favor of France.