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Knut Grotzki

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  1. Bareboat Charter in the Baltic. . .tips?

    No clearing in unless you have excessive amount of Booze with you.
  2. Bareboat Charter in the Baltic. . .tips?

    You surely will have a good time. I had chartered for a week in the Baltic multiple times. Just as an idea: Start at Flensburg (train from Hamburg or a 60 min drive (well if you are from US a 115 min drive). Budget USD 2,500 for the week including charter, fuel, gas, harbour fees, ... Beer not included Try a Hanse e.g. type 355-385. New ships, self tacking jib, autopilot, furling sails, easy to handle. Bavs and some Beneteaus. You need to decide until end of January to get the best bargain. Take one of several charter companies, like http://www.mola-yachtcharter-ostsee.de/DB-Ostsee-Charteryachten-2018/Charteryacht/Yacht.php?Yacht=179 Out of the Flensburg harbor for the first day with flat water nice inlet/fjord sailing, then a cross "sea" dash into the Danish Island Archipelago. Both inshore and cross baltic day jumps possible. Harbours will be a bit crowded, but enough alternatives or get in before 3 pm. Routing tips http://www.pc-ostsee.de/de/toernvorschlag-daenische-suedsee http://www.mola-yachtcharter-ostsee.de/Toernplanung-Ostsee-Segeltoerns/Routenvorschlag-Ostsee-Flensburg.html https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwjbm86u4rnXAhXDBBoKHQxYBcAQFghCMAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fairwindsyachtcharter.de%2Ffiles%2Fcontent%2Fpdf%2FDaenische_Suedsee.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1hmPydO-LDabVuFsOeisFK use google translator. (I am not pushing Mola yachting. There are several good charter companies. I had no bad experiences with Mola, PCO, mediamare, Grünke, ...) Teaser Video http://www.segel-filme.de/reviere/revierfuehrer-daenische-suedsee/ Enjoy!
  3. i dont get it.

  4. Round the island - Danish stype - Singlehanded Coastal Racing - Any boat - https://www.silverrudder.com/ Enjoy if you have 10 minutes - enlisting 2018 not possible any more... "Once again all 450 tickets are sold in a short period of time. We experience furthermore huge interest in single-handed sailing and are very happy that so many sailors want to sail in SILVERRUDDER 2018."
  5. VPP for dinghies and skiffs

    JimC is correct, VPPs of non-yachts are hard to find. Lets start a collection of VPP diagrams: 470 http://www.tacticalsailing.com/gametips/features/boats/470er.html 49er https://www.tacticalsailing.com/gametips/features/boats/49er.html Laser Please add any other links you have...
  6. Since almost anything, how about Anime?

    or You decide. No pun intended.
  7. I am looking for a VPP diagram for the Conteder Class. By the way, for keel boats my best source is http://jieter.github.io/orc-data/site/
  8. http://davidburchnavigation.blogspot.de/2017/10/100-foot-waves-expected-near-aleutian.html "There is a monster storm in progress in the Bering Strait headed to the Aleutians that promises to generate extremely high waves today and tomorrow. The unusual shape to the Low is a partial result of two storms coming together, which resulted in this long fetch. An isolated system would be more round, with shorter fetch." Enjoy the good read! https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vax3fTfsT-Q/We-X5KaOjiI/AAAAAAAADew/_buIBiYDHPk-iE8QIB-3fXIVz5lKJYbOACLcBGAs/s640/luckgrib%2Bww3.png
  9. Joke

    Two Scottish nuns have just arrived in USA by boat and one says to the other, "I hear that the people of this country actually eat dogs." "Odd," her companion replies, "but if we shall live in America, we might as well do as the Americans do." Nodding emphatically, the mother superior points to a hot dog vendor and they both walk towards the cart. "Two dogs, please," says one. The vendor is only too pleased to oblige, wraps both hot dogs in foil and hands them over the counter. Excited, the nuns hurry to a bench and begin to unwrap their dogs. The mother superior is first to open hers. She begins to blush and, then, staring at it for a moment, leans to the other nun and whispers cautiously, "What part did you get?"
  10. Me too

  11. Helly Hansen or Musto - buy both

    Just read that Helly Hansen bought Musto. Musto inclusive CEO will stay. Best of both worlds? Lets hope...
  12. Le Voiles de Saint-Tropez

    Alone for breakfast? Enjoy 30 minutes of perfect sailing in the Mediterranean. Try youtube if HD is available (othervise Vimeo and select days 1-7). If you open in Youtube they will offer all 7 days in a row.
  13. Lief Erikson

    At least we were not able to export hysterical political correctness - we can still laugh at rude sailor jokes in the open!
  14. Mini Transat 2017

    2 different boats - within a few minutes. How would that have been with a higher average windspeed.. https://www.facebook.com/CollectifRochelaisMiniTransat/videos/1893408060986838/
  15. Mini Transat 2017

    Have a look at Paolo´s nice site where he is introducing some minis http://interestingsailboats.blogspot.de/