Soon it’s time for some serious sailing again. I will attend a 7 days practical sailing course next Saturday. The trip is operated by Segelschule Frank Lochte on 30 – 38 footer starting from Travemünde, Germany. We’ll be a crew of 4-6 and one trainer / skipper. At the end of the trip, I will take the practical exam to the German SKS-license (equivalent to RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competence).
One step further …
My first home port will be in Neustadt, Germany. I have signed a contract with the Ancora Marina today. What a relieve, waiting lists for boxes are quite long e.g. in the City Harbor of Neustadt, 220 other boats are ahead of me in the waiting list.
Tough luck today … twice!
If you followed my recent posts, you know that I was going to sail the Seascape 18 in Denmark today. I did no such thing! Unfortunately, the guy who charters out the boats in Denmark has overbooked our boat and we were the poor dogs not getting the boat 🙁 lucky we called before we left to Denmark.
We have started our sailing season today on the Outer Alster in Hamburg, Germany. The Alster is a tributary of the river Elbe forming two artificial lakes (outer and inner Alster). Both lakes are directly located in the city center of Hamburg offering a fabulous scenery. The size of the Outer Alster is 1.6 km².
Even though the following might sound like an advertisement for Sail & Surf in Port de Pollença, I am still going to write it.
Sail & Surf is a German sailing and wind surfing school located in north east Mallorca. They offer a vast variety of boats but also apartments, hotel rooms, food, events for kids and a lot more. I found them surfing the Internet looking for basic sailing lessons in Mallorca. As they were also present in 2011’s Hanseboot, we took the chance to talk to Olliver Ochse – one of their sailing teachers and station managers – in person.