Never thought ships this hideous were possible, but you rose to that occasion.
Bonus points for the 2009-style visualization that made me question if my retina are still in the right place: making your sails look worn out and outdated in a 3D SIMULATION is quite the achievement.
This is not the easiest of topics, but I think people in this part of the forum will be the most sympathetic and sensible about this topic.
So here is a tough topic. Liveaboards -some by choice, most not so much- vs. waterfront home owners and the authorities (I think there was a discussion...
That's gonna be fun.
They are so right, it's all the same, wherever you look, basically.
I've just browsed through some late 70ies, early 80ies Yacht magazines and the spectrum of ideas in sailboats is immense, not comparable to today in any way. Mast forward, mast backward, fin keel, twin...
After doing some calculations, we figured that if we reduced the ballast to a near minimum and increased the sail area, we should be able to make my Kwarttonner fly. As she was due for major refit this winter, we started building the foils in November and used the first warm days in the...
Ok, hear me out.
Besides the valid question 'should you ink a Hallberg-Rassy in yellow' , it really triggered the question: can you?
I mean, legally.
Not this one, not an old one.
But say, if you have a brand new boat. And you suddenly decide, it's not your colour:
Can you have it painted...
Cruise ship 'Mein Schiff' rescued two crew from a large sailing yacht between USVI and Anguilla.
One was reportedly dead before rescue attempts started, two were taken from a liferaft by daylight by a German cruise ship.
Looks like a large X-Yacht to me, XP 44 or 50?
Report (in German only)...
When I saw the X5.6 today, it became clear to me how much X have grown into what was once Baltic / Swan territory. And like them, they have outgrown their former, smaller range of X-99, X-34, XC-35 etc. The smallest they have in store is a 40ft / 12 m.
The same applies to almost all larger...
... the system glitch was probably the best thing that has ever happened to this part of the forum.
Some of you may have even done something crazy. Like going out, calling a friend, taking a shower, travelling to the Galapagos. Others probably tried to poison themselves.
Now, happily we can...
HR apparently working on a new model, to be presented later this year.
Any idea what the size might be? They are playing the teasing game:
Snippet looks like it's rather on the larger size range.
I would so wish to see a new HR in the 30 ft range. That would be a hot-seller for couples, in...
Yes, we are starting this now ;)
For the time being, let's keep track of available boats and with which programme they might end up with, who we think is likely to enter in 2024 (if we make it this far...) and who the lucky sponsor is. Let the rumor games ... a begin!!!
Here's what we know...
Michael sadly passed away in Curaçao, where he spent the last months sailing. He succumbed to a long battle with cancer.
He leaves behind his wife and his daugthers, who were born during their voyages.
Michael, a native German, was well known for his books on their journeys in the Americas...