12mR Trophy

12mR Trophy

Immediately after the Kiel Week, we sailed the Kiel races of the 12mr Trophy on the 'Flica II' we supervised. The regatta, which is only a milestone on the way to the 2019 World Cup in Newport, was well organized and had strong wind conditions in the truest sense of the word. 11 of the classic yachts from all over the world (including New Zealand & Australia) took part in the event and not only collected points for the coming year in New York, but also important experience.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 →

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 →
Round Skagen 2016

Round Skagen 2016

This year Sailing Island went to Helgoland for the North Sea week and then the Rund Skagen regatta. Traditionally, the North Sea Week always takes place at Pentecost. Due to the early date this year, summer temperatures were unfortunately not to be expected. So it happened. At the first crew meeting on our boat, the Pogo 2, in Cuxhaven the sun was shining, but it was still not more than 12 degrees. The wind had turned to the northwest and freshened up properly. Since we started the North Sea Week with a colorful…continue reading →
Kiel Week 2015

Kiel Week 2015

As in previous years, the Kiel Week was again this June. An incomparable mixture of high-class sailing regattas, tall ship meetings and a fair that attracts thousands of people every year. Be it for sailing, partying or just strolling over the keel line and having a nice day. Apart from two evenings with occasional showers, it was mostly sunny and the sunscreen was much more important than thick oilskins. Maybe it will stay that way for the next few years and the typical wet and cold KiWo weather would be history. There is…continue reading →
Nordseewoche 2015

Nordseewoche 2015

Nordseewoche 2015. After a two year break we spontaneously decided to join Germany’s only offshore regatta in the North Sea – even though previous races had been dominated by unpredictable weather conditions with thick fog and dead calm determining the grib data. We had a feeling this year would be different. After a relaxed transfer through the NOK – always a beautiful sightseeing tour, especially with good weather – we took off towards Cuxhaven. From there we joined the feeder regatta to Helgoland at the crack of dawn on Saturday. Despite a starting…continue reading →
Review to ‘Kieler Woche 2014’

Review to ‘Kieler Woche 2014’

London callin’ – that could be the Motto of Kieler Woche EVERY year, considering the weather conditions of the world’s biggest sailing event. Like every year, sun, wind and rain were constantly in the mix, which fortunately didn’t hamper the start of the Welcome Race – what a great way to kick off the Kieler Woche! We had absolute best Nordic sailing conditions with wind speeds of 5-7 Beaufort. This year, in addition to the traditional ORC-Rating, the races from Saturday to Wednesday were included in the IDM-Rating, which led to the classes…continue reading →
Review to ‘Maior 2014’

Review to ‘Maior 2014’

Alles gute bringt der Mai. Und so fand auch in diesem Jahr die erste Offshore-Regatta - die MAIOR (veranstaltet vom KYC) - im baltischen Einzugsgebiet vor Kiel statt. Die sowieso stetig ansteigende Teilnehmerzahlen brachen letztes Wochenende jedoch alle zu erwartenden Zahlen. Bereits am Vortag der ersten Wettfahrten nahmen gleich 50 Crews an der praktischen Trainingsveranstaltung 'Go4Speed' teil, bei der einige Boote in den Genuss von professionellen Coaches an Bord kommen durften. An den Wettkampftagen waren es dann ca. 100 Boote, die in unterschiedlichen ORC-Klassen und Einheitsklassen der Platu 25, Melges 24, J/80 und…continue reading →