We are a German (Micha) and English (Jo) couple sailing the boat. Micha the captain has owned the boat for 20 years and has been sailing for 25, including 9 Atlantic crossings. I (Jo) have sailed with Micha for the last 6 years including 2 Atlantic crossings and sailing half way around the world from Europe to New Zealand.
Micha is a great captain, with a lot of experience as well as the English and German yacht master qualifications. As a trained engineer, he can fix pretty much everything on the boat. I (Jo) have been sailing for about 6+ years, over 30,000 ocean miles and have my RYA yacht master offshore. We are a relaxed couple who enjoy travelling, adventure and meeting new people.
We are keen divers and have snorkelling and scuba diving equipment onboard including a compressor. We also have 2 guitars, 2 violins, cajon and accordion and I (Jo) would love to have some fellow musicians to play with. I also enjoy painting and yoga so if you have experience in any of these or in film/documentary we would be interested to hear.
We view our guests as being part of ‘us’, and whilst we don’t require our guests to have any prior experience, we do expect you to have a sense of adventure and an eagerness to learn and you will get the chance to learn a lot! We all share the jobs on the boat, including sailing the boat, keeping watch (especially when night sailing – but don’t worry you won’t need to do this alone), cooking and cleaning.
We want to use the boat for what it’s built for: crossing big oceans. It is made for long journeys and feeling close to the ocean. We both like to discover new countries and cultures when we are onboard as well as onshore and really enjoy having a mixed international crew sailing with us (because it means we can fly more flags). Over the years we have had people from many countries onboard, including Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Israel, Russia and Mongolia! We have had great experience with this and with this in mind we would like to invite the first person from a country whose nationality we have not yet had to sail with us on the boat for free.