‘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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Canouan & Mayreau

Canouan & Mayreau

On the way south to the turquoise-blue paradise, the Tobago Cays, some islands offer themselves as a stopover. If you want to see where the world's super-rich enjoy their vacation, you can moor for 200EC per yacht for one or two days on the west side in Britannia Bay. Mustique is nevertheless the most expensive island in the Grenadines due to the stars and starlets, followed by the all-inclusive hotel islands 'Palm Island' and 'Petit Saint Vincent'. A little further west are Canouan and Mayreau. Canouan is known as the 'poor house' of…continue reading →
St.Vincent & Bequia

St.Vincent & Bequia

Life with the yacht on the "Windward Islands" mostly takes place on the west side of the islands - the east coasts with the rough surf are too uncomfortable. Clarification is sometimes very time-consuming in larger port cities, so we decided to use the "Custom office" in "Wallilibou" and the "Immigrations" on the police station in the adjacent "Barrouallie" on St.Vincent. The beautiful bay in between offers itself as a berth. There you can reserve a mooring for 20-30 EC per day via radio channel 68 via the "Rockside Café" (by the way,…continue reading →
Barbados

Barbados

Directions and clearing in If you approach the island from the east with a strong sea, you should definitely pay attention to the south-east reef, here high swell can quickly set in. You can clear in in Bridgetown or in the north-west and exclusive Port St. Charles. If you also navigate with Navionics, you will find 'Custom Offices' on the map. We have cleared in the 'Deep Water Harbor'. The 'Custom Office' is located at the southern end of the quay in a pink building and can be reached via VHF channel 12.…continue reading →