Malaysia

Malaysia

From Phuket to Langkawi via DYC - that was the main axis for our transfers of brand-new lagoons in the area in front of the busy Malacca Strait. We sailed the almost 300 nautical miles there and back short-handed with short anchor stops in front of the paradisiacal islands.continue reading →
Maledives

Maledives

We bridged the time in the Indian Ocean sensibly and trained ourselves in water sports. Where else, if not on the Maldivian islands, can you collect diving licenses in one of the best diving areas in the world? We thought so too and without further ado we booked the first diving course in a series of certificates at 'Ocean Junkies'. Later in Thailand we rounded off the PADI Scuba Diver with the SSI Open Water Diver, so that we are now entitled to rent diving equipment and start dives up to 12m without…continue reading →
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 →
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 →

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 →
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 →

Transat – Vorbereitungen auf Teneriffa

Christian & I have now been in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife for 2 days and are eagerly preparing the ship for our trip. Georg has already worked very well after buying his 'Jan Maat', so there is not much to do. In addition to rig optimization, fitting and building blocks, bunkers and setting up our rescue and communication equipment, everything is essentially 'chico'. So our plan to leave on Sunday looks realistic so far, the tension increases and above all the anticipation. Above all, we find that more and more…continue reading →
Training tours

Training tours

This summer, Join the Crew (JTC) headed to Greece to host several training tours. Our spring session began with two groups of young people wanting to improve their knowledge of ships, wind and waves. Since participants already demonstrated a certain level of knowledge – some had sport boat licenses or even the sport coastal ship-license – we were able to skip the introductory material and jump right into our training program, which included hard skills such as handling the ship under sails on the water or under power in the harbor. One of…continue reading →
Greece – Skippertraining

Greece – Skippertraining

'Ein Meltemi - trocken und kühl bitte!' Nein, es handelt sich hierbei nicht um eine griechische Spezialität in flüssiger Form. Der Meltemi weht für Segler adäquat in den Sommermonaten von Mai bis Oktober aus Nordwest, Nord und Nordost. Er bringt stets heiteres Wetter mit sich und sorgt für gute und klare Sicht. Zusammen mit den überfüllten Häfen, die im Saronischen Golf keine Seltenheit sind, sind dies wunderbare Voraussetzungen für Manövertrainings. Somit gab es also genügend Gründe für uns die Reise nach Athen für "Join the Crew" anzutreten. Unser Job war es anderen Segelbegeisterten…continue reading →
Final preps for saison 2014

Final preps for saison 2014

Auch wenn der Sommer noch etwas auf sich warten lässt, es tut sich langsam aber sicher einiges auf dem Wasser. Viele Schiffe stehen kurz vor dem Slippen oder sind bereits in ihrem Element. Auf einigen Exemplaren gibt es jedoch noch aller Hand zu tun. Welche Arbeiten dies sein können und weshalb sie noch nicht erledigt sind, hängt von einigen Faktoren ab. Welches Equipment führt das Schiff, aus welchem Material ist es, woher und wie schnell kann man es beziehen und vor allem wie lange dauert der eigentliche Refit - das prophylaktische Erneuern? Auffällig…continue reading →