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We sailed with Carlotta from the Canary Islands to the Azores and back to Lanzarote. Then to the Cape Verde Islands and over Christmas and New Year's Eve 2021/22, we crossed the Atlantic. On 4 January 2022 we arrived in Martinique.
Then we sailed the Caribbean northwards via Guadeloupe, Antigua, the BVIs to the Dominican Republic. Since June we have been sailing southwards again and have now arrived back in Martinique. If you would like to "live" on a yacht for several weeks or months, you are in the right place with us. Whether couples, teams or individuals, with or without sailing skills, just ask and your dream might become reality!
New furling mainsail, furling genoa, storm sail, bow steel rudder, dinghy / inflatable boat, 2,5 and 15 hp outboard, Garmin navigation system, AIS, radar, autopilot, CD / radio / MP3 player, teak deck, bathing platform, bathing ladder, stern shower, central heating, cockpit speakers, gas cooker with oven, 2x 12V fridge - 1x with freezer unit, 2 x 3 Kg camping gas (butane), safety equipment, fully equipped kitchen and much more.
Immerse yourself in the world of sailing
"When the winds of change blow, some seek shelter in port while others set sail! "
Here you will find all information concerning the crew and the skipper.
Selection of crew members
We look forward to crew members who like to be active in sports and have a positive attitude towards life in themselves. It is usually very fun on board, stress and hectic are avoided. Anyone who has a sense of humor, tolerance and willingness to help will certainly feel at home with us.
In principle, no sailing experience has to be "proven". Everything necessary for a competent crew member can be learned within a few days. Anyone who would like to develop more in the direction of a responsible skipper will find all the situations that are necessary for independent yacht management. Whether anchor or port maneuvers, provisions, service and maintenance, navigation and meteorology and much more.
Eat and drink
A lot of money can be saved if breakfast, lunch or dinner is prepared on board. That is why we prefer a crew that does not shy away from getting involved in grocery shopping, cooking and washing up. Whether vegetarian, fish or meat dishes are conjured up on board is agreed with the crew members. The main thing is fresh food! By the way, the skipper is a trained cook and helps anyone who says, "I can't cook". If the skipper doesn't want to cook either, there is certainly a restaurant nearby.
If possible we anchor in bays. With our fast dingy we can relieve the board cash of port and marina fees. With 15 HP you can quickly get from the bay to the next fishing village! In bad weather conditions we usually enter a port or a marina.
Those who want to bathe or sunbathe naked are welcome to do so. This should also be tolerated by the other crew members.
is German, but can also be English.
A sailing yacht is very noisy. Far too often I have seen the tense atmosphere that arises when crew members cannot sleep because others have talked “quietly” until the morning. So I have made the following recommendation: curfew is at midnight at the latest unless the entire crew is still on their feet.
Alcohol on board
A glass of wine with dinner, a beer in the evening and now and then one more is not the problem. But if you have to leave the anchorage at night for whatever reason and no one is able to handle the situation, it becomes dangerous for everyone.
Conclusion: alcohol as a pleasure, yes, but not to the point of being completely drunk. By the way: What is the most common cause of death while sailing? When everyone is asleep, go overboard drunk at night!
Anyone who drinks a lot of alcohol, refrains from eating and maybe even read a book below deck has a "good chance" of getting seasick even when the sea is not rough. There are many ways to counteract seasickness. Avoid high seas (e.g. leave one day later), drink ginger with fruit juice, consume sufficient vitamin C, but also use medication for very sensitive people.
At the first signs (such as feeling unwell) taking the wheel straight away helps most of the crew members. If you feel sick, lie down in your bunk without delay and after half an hour it is usually over. The fear of seasickness is often unfounded and the longer we are on board, the less often we are surprised by it.
Income during the sailing trip
There are several ideas for Youtubers and Vloger how they can earn an income during the sailing trip. Please send related inquiries to the skipper.
The top priority is the safety of the crew and a calm tone, even in stressful situations.