Seychelles

Seychelles

Close to the equator in front of Africa is the beautiful area of the Seychelles. For JTC we went from Praslin to the diving paradise over the Christmas holidays. In a week of sailing we saw picturesque bays and the concentrated beauty of the underwater world - even without diving equipment. Stingrays can already be seen in the harbor and along the way there are lots of reef sharks, manta rays and turtles. One week is enough to be able to enjoy the island world including extensive bathing sessions. Insider tips: Take a…continue reading →
Andaman Sea

Andaman Sea

With the start of the local winter we were drawn to the Far East in the Andaman Sea. The plan was 50 days (5 crews of 10 days each) sailing in the area on the eastern side of Phuket. The area is not exactly known for prestigious regattas, for good reasons. In terms of wind technology, there is usually nothing to little going on there during the main season. The northeast monsoon blows only moderately and only supports local gusty winds. But every now and then brings small rainy areas, so-called squalls, with…continue reading →
Tyrrhenian sea

Tyrrhenian sea

This September, we booked two charter weeks for our clients for one of the most beautiful areas in the Mediterranean, not one week as usual. And if you look at the size of the area, the time is admittedly set too short. However, the few impressions of the bays and harbors are always sufficient to definitely return there. A double charter from Portofino is ideally suited to get to Sardinia and back over the coasts of Elba and Corsica and without having to stick miles. The Sun Odyssey 449 took us to places…continue reading →
Baltic Cruising

Baltic Cruising

This year's summer trip took us northeast towards Stockholm. In a good 2 weeks we had explored a lot of for us unknown ports with mostly changeable weather with sunny and aft windy passages. Our route from Kiel took us via Warnemünde, Bornholm, Gotland to the Smâland archipelago. Noteworthy stops were without a doubt Visby on Gotland, various locations in Kalmarsund and Allinge on Bornholm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r2U0TiSf1E [/ embed]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 →
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 →
Kiel Week 2016

Kiel Week 2016

This year's Kiel Week was very eventful. We were out for a few days with the world's first wide-variable catamaran built in series. Although the ship has pronounced performance characteristics, the crew was more concerned with sightseeing, games / fun and relaxation. Because what could be better than getting to know and appreciate the Kiel Week from a sailing ship ?! On three days of sailing, the main focus was on sailing and other water activities. But anyone who has visited Kiel in the last two full weeks of June knows that there…continue reading →
Palm Island, Petit Saint Vincent & Mopion

Palm Island, Petit Saint Vincent & Mopion

'Palm Insland' and 'Petit Saint Vincent' have something in common: there is a hotel on them, which means that access to these islands is very restricted. Only paying guests can spend the night on the island and can move freely. However, you do not need to be scared to explore the islands, because it is worth taking a walk on them to get an impression of the characteristically different and beautiful coasts and to admire the many coconut palms. One or the other sundowner in the respective hotel bars of the so-called yacht…continue reading →
Tobago Cays & Petit Tobac

Tobago Cays & Petit Tobac

The 'Tobago Cays' archipelago east of Mayreau is protected by several reefs. There are plenty of safe anchorages as well as a number of moorings (45EC per night). So you don't have to turn around despite the many masts that you can always see from a distance. On the contrary: No matter how many 'comrades-in-arms' also stay there, the beauty of nature remains breathtaking. Between the small islands, which are surrounded by clear green-blue water, you can even occasionally see turtles that just invite you to snorkel. In this snorkeling paradise you can…continue reading →