Cruising – Sunday, November 19, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017   

 This afternoon UTC, the start to the 2017 Atlantic Rally will be given in Las Palmas ESP for the 236 teams on the entry list, dislocating their yachts to the Caribbeans on time for Christmas. Among the participants is the Swiss Olympian Lukas Erni SUI with nhis family.
The preview. The race can be followed on a race tracker.
Cruising – Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 11

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 11 One day and 5 hours after the winning 'Rambler', the VOR70 'Trifork' did cross the finish line in St-Lucia as 2nd of the Atlantic Rally. The majority of the 216 yachts is still sailing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean heading West to the Caribbeans.
The race tracker and the event website.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 11, the Swiss

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 11, the Swiss One day and 5 hours after the winning 'Rambler', the VOR70 'Trifork' did cross the finish line in St-Lucia as 2nd of the Atlantic Rally. The majority of the 216 yachts is still sailing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean heading West to the Caribbeans. On rank 78, the Swiss 'Koca' of Edwin Kölliker SUI will have reached half of the distance today. Jürg König SUI with his 'Gordon's' moved up on rank 99.
The race tracker and the event website.
Cruising – Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 10, the Swiss

The 88-foot-Maxi 'Rambler' of George David USA took the line honors of the 2016 Atlantic Rally in St-Lucia/Caribbeans after 8 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes, improving the record of the last year by 1 hour and 10 minutes. The news.
The bulk of the fleet is not yet at mid-distance over the Atlantic, among them the Swiss catamaran 'Koca' of Edwin Kölliker SUI, now up on rank 77. 'Gordon's' with Jürg König SUI follows 87 nm behind on rank 102.
The race viewer and the event website.
Cruising – Sunday, November 27, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 7, the Swiss

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 7, the Swiss After a race week, the 88-foot-maxi 'Rambler' of George David USA sailing all alone in front of the fleet is already approaching the Caribbeans. Edwin Kölliker SUI with his catamaran 'Koco' did loose some positions and is now 86th. Jörg König SUI with his Baltic 50 advanced on rank 126 among the 216 participants.
The race tracker and the event website.
Cruising – Saturday, November 26, 2016
Cruising – Friday, November 25, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 4, the Swiss

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 4, the Swiss On day 4 of the Atlantic Rallys, the two big racers on top of the fleet extended their lead again. The 88-foot Supermaxi 'Rambler' (George David USA) has a 150 nm advantage on the VOR 70 of Jens Dolmer MLT. In the closely packed midfleet, Edwin Kölliker SUI advanced on rank 66 with his catamaran, while Jürg König SUI lost some places with his Baltic 50 and is now 108th. Only two positions farther back follows now Hans-Rudolf Brunnhofer SUI.
The race viewer and the event website.
Cruising – Thursday, November 24, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 3, the Swiss

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 3, the Swiss Last Sunday, 210 teams started in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria ESP to the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers direction St-Lucia in the Caribbeans. The trade winds are lighter this year and the team can run in with a 12 kn breeze. The fast racers have already taken the leading positions with the 88-Foot Maxi 'Rambler' of George David USA followed by the VOR70 'Trifork' of Jens Dolmer MLT. Edwin Kölliker SUI with his catamaran 'Koco' on rank 72 is the best-placed Swiss. Jürg König SUI with his Baltic 50 'Gordon's' follows on rank 86. No major incidents happened so far in the moderate conditions. Bad luck only for the German 'Noah' team of Alexander Grefrath GER, who had to be evaquated from their boat sinking.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 24, 2016   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 3

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Day 3 Last Sunday, 210 teams started in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria ESP to the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers direction St-Lucia in the Caribbeans. The trade winds are lighter this year and the teams can run in gently with a 12 kn breeze. The fast racers have already taken the leading positions with the 88-Foot Maxi 'Rambler' of George David USA followed by the VOR70 'Trifork' of Jens Dolmer MLT. No major incidents happened so far in the moderate conditions. Bad luck only for the German 'Noah' team of Alexander Grefrath GER, who had to be evaquated from their boat sinking.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 24, 2016   

Race for Water - the 2017-2021 Program

 Race for Water - the 2017-2021 Program Last week, the 'Race for Water Foundation' published its program for the next five years. With their Solar-Catamaran, they will round the globe in five legs to draw the attention on environmental problems in and off the Sea. The first leg will lead from France across the Atlantic Ocean to the Bermudas. Acting as an ambassador boat for the programme, “Race for Water” will serve as an educational platform, travelling laboratory and a working demonstration of Clean-tech innovations.
The report.
Cruising – Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   

ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi

 ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi You intend to go offshore ? An Offshore Safety Training's Course, approved by ISAF (now World Sailing WS) will take place in Brunnen SUI on October 22/23. There are still some places available. The Course Teacher is Andreas Hanakamp AUT, former Volvo Ocean Racer and Instructor approved by WS "International Sailing Federation". The session will not only be theoretical, but also practical on Lake Uri.
The details.
Cruising – Monday, October 17, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016   

ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi

 ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi You intend to go offshore ? An Offshore Safety Training's Course, approved by ISAF (now World Sailing WS) will take place in Brunnen SUI on October 22/23. There are still some places available. The Course Teacher is Andreas Hanakamp AUT, former Volvo Ocean Racer and Instructor approved by WS "International Sailing Federation". The session will not only be theoretical, but also practical on Lake Uri.
The details.
Cruising – Saturday, October 15, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016   

ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi

 ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi You intend to go offshore ? An Offshore Safety Training's Course, approved by ISAF (now World Sailing WS) will take place in Brunnen SUI on October 22/23. There are still some places available. The Course Teacher is Andreas Hanakamp AUT, former Volvo Ocean Racer and Instructor approved by WS "International Sailing Federation". The session will not only be theoretical, but also practical on Lake Uri.
The details.
Cruising – Thursday, October 13, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016   

ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi

 ISAF approved- Offshore Clinics in Brunnen - Segelschule Nessi You intend to go offshore ? An Offshore Safety Training's Course, approved by ISAF (now World Sailing WS) will take place in Brunnen SUI on October 22/23. There are still some places available. The Course Teacher is Andreas Hanakamp AUT, former Volvo Ocean Racer and Instructor approved by WS "International Sailing Federation". The session will not only be theoretical, but also practical on Lake Uri.
The details.
Cruising – Saturday, April 16, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016   

Birth of an island - An impressive report

 Birth of an island - An impressive report While cruising in the southern pacific, the crew of 'Maiden' spotted an unusual shadow on the water. A huge amount of pumice stones was floating on the surface, and it looked like a beach. They had carefully passed through, when they heard a faint rumbling and the sea started to bubble.
The source of the pumice stone was an underwater volcano that was actually erupting at the time ! Just a few hours later, the volcano reached the surface, and a new island was born ! See the impressive photo report.
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