Refit MY Wild Duck

Refit MY Wild Duck

We are passionate about sailing ships, even if the majority of the global yachting market is dominated by motor-driven boats. From the aesthetic point of view, there are more beautiful ships with sails than without - we think. Nevertheless, you will very often find beautiful, even if not always well-preserved, especially classic motor boats, which require special maintenance. The 'MY Wild Duck' is one such example. Once built as a fishing boat in Wellington, she now works as a 'Commitee Boat' in regattas and is a proud member of the 'Tino Rawa Trust's'…continue reading →
New Zealand

New Zealand

If we are asked which sailing area is the most beautiful in the world, the answer is: 'It depends'. If you want guaranteed sunshine and swimming fun, everyone immediately thinks of the Mediterranean. But what if you want to sail long strokes? Stable winds do not always prevail everywhere in the Mediterranean. The situation is quite different in the Baltic Sea, where western weather conditions often determine constant wind directions and strengths. A legitimate reason why the Kiel Fjord with the Danish islands within walking distance is one of the most beautiful areas…continue reading →
Refit 12mR

Refit 12mR

In addition to some other refits, the SY Flica II is probably one of the most exciting. We have been looking after and sailing this beautiful 12mr class ship since the summer and are heart and soul in all upcoming work. Incidentally, the picture was taken in a dust-free night shift at Robbe & Berking in Flensburg.continue reading →
ARC 2017

ARC 2017

t's that time again, one of us drives across the pond, this time it's Mario's turn. He was hired by Sailing Island to bring the Sea Change II, a Bavaria 55, to the Caribbean with 6 crew members. Here is a small blog about it ... A live tracker is available at https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/eventfleetviewer.aspx or with the YB Races app. 14.11. Let's go towards Gran Canaria. With a bit of a delay, the plane takes off in Munich. In the evening I meet with the owner, at egg, two beers in the Sailor's Bar…continue reading →

Swan Cruising

As every summer, we go on several cruising trips. Among other things, we were traveling northwards from Kiel to Oslo with a Swan56. Intermediate stops were Middelfart, Ballen, Greena, Anholt, Göteborg, Strömstad and Son. The wind and weather were entirely benevolent, so that we were at the cross only twice and otherwise could go straight to Genaker almost every day. This trip is certainly one of those that will be remembered. We were also on a 10-foot smaller Swan in the Baltic Sea on various cruising and training trips. We are happy to…continue reading →

12mR Class

At this year's Travemünder Woche some ships of the 12-strong fleet in Germany took part. Due to the permanent support we provided crew and were responsible for the transfer of some ships. Overall, as always, when these ships participate in a regatta, the Travemünder Woche was a complete success - even if these days were sometimes exhausting.continue reading →

ORC European Championship Gdansk

A lot of teams from Poland, Germany, the Scandinavian countries and even partially from the rest of Europe were expected at this year's ORC EM in Gdansk. We did not take part, but delivered the Soto40 of the 'Sportsfreunde' on time, who prevailed against strong European competition at the end of the regatta and landed on the podium. The ORC WM will take place in DenHaag next year. There you will certainly find then many French and English teams again. We are happy to take your ship safely and on time from A…continue reading →
‘The run’

‘The run’

The regatta, well organized by the 'Freundeskreis Classic Yachten', did not leave us cold this year. The third edition of 'The run', which runs star-shaped from Kiel-Schilksee, Schleimünde and Fehmarn to Svendborg, was aimed exclusively at classic sailing yachts. The start took place at sunset, which made the 60sm to be sailed not insignificantly demanding. We started with the 'Tioga', which was particularly favored by the space sheet course, and broke out of the field right from the start. As a result, we didn't see any opponents half the night until the first…continue reading →
Cruising Mallorca

Cruising Mallorca

In the spring of this year we ended up on the favorite foreign island of the Germans - the Balearic island of Mallorca. In terms of sailing, not least because of the regattas that take place there every year is of great importance to the scene. The main reason for this is, of course, the predominantly sunny and hot climate, which is favored by the wind. Good infrastructures for sailors and motor boaters also help to feel comfortable on the water around the island. In addition to cruising, we can also be booked…continue reading →
Refits winter 16/17

Refits winter 16/17

As in every winter, we had a lot to do again this time. In addition to flyovers and slips, there were orders for woodwork on classic yachts. In particular, the focus was on refurbishing high-gloss surfaces by filigree grinding and multiple painting. Removing quirks from hulls with fillers was a minor matter, but filled our remaining capacities in addition to the usual submarine work. The main locations were the Kiel and Rendsburg shipyards / winter storage facilities of Knierim Yachtbau GmbH, Yachtservice Schreiber GmbH and Yachtservice Kiel Sothmann. Among other things we worked…continue reading →