Friday, 18 December 2015
Having been sailing now since 15 month, NIVEA undertook a well deserved refit.
Thx to Marsaudon Composites for the great job!
Friday, 2 October 2015
Having had an interesting very-slow-very-fast Fastnet Race, finishing 8 out of 23, we left the UK to roll home to Lorient.
The race gave a good vision on where we can improve and what needs to be done next.
All in all a fun trip with a superb crew!!
Drifting at the start line:
Find us ;)
Always stacked properly:
And being at home?
Some time off with friends :))
Heading to Isle de Groix for the Godille Worlds with Laure, Cath and Lady Moullec:
serious racing: women's world champion Sandrine Bertho agains "Maman":
And finally getting back on the job list for NIVEA's refit in September!
Saturday, 15 August 2015
14 hours before the start.... Side to side with our worst enemy, the Spanish Tales Mafia! Spying each other since our arrival in Monday. Great boat great crew! We'll see;)
The boat is empty and dived - we gained 5 cm of freeboard....
We had a proper last dinner and are now in our bunks for a good night of sleep, zooming into the next days. A light start, difficult transitions and a very
eager and really nice team.
Thanks to Miranda Merron and Tanguy Leglatin for coming!!
Follow the NIVEA boat on Yellow Brick: http://yb.tl/l/fastnet2015?class=class40
Together with Miss Merron we are en route again, heading westwards to Cowes, ETA this afternoon, Monday, 10th August...
Fastnet Race 2015 :)
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
So after some very busy weeks me and NIVEA finding ourselves now together with two Vikings (Peter Gustafsson & Mikael Ryking) in the Swedish Bay of Biscay as Peter Gustafsson (www.blur.se) just explained me. We are on our way to Stockholm in order to take the departure of the Round Gotland Race (http://www.ksss.se/en/AFOR/) upcoming Sunday, 28th of June.
With 3 m draft it sounds like a very nice challenge to get the boat through the rocks forming the Swedish archipelago.
Follow us on http://www.ksss.se/en/AFOR/!
But what actually happened before we came to the Baltic See?
The timeline in pix:)
March:Leaving Palma de Mallorca - on board with me: the famous Luis Duc, new role model for NIVEA Men 48 h Stress Protect.
After stops in Portimao and Cascais we are forced to visit the Argonautas in La Coruña - due to heavy weather conditions, off course. Luis' Spanish knowledge increased significantly thx to very charming Monica.
Than I became AUNT for a third time - sending kisses to Mariana buhuhuuuuuuhuu!!!!!!!
End of March NIVEA arrived in Lorient, supposed to recover from the winter in the Med;)
After a month of work, we headed off again.
This time accompanied by two mermaids, Valerie Tisseraud and la grande Julie Gerecht....and food for appr. two transats!!!!
Three days of downwind :))
At Terschelling, Holland, we are crossing (and overtaking hehehe) my friend Herman van Lindschoten who is a about to bring his Kofttjalk JAN HUYGEN to Hamburg.
A fast delivery of in total 4 days (including Kiel Canal) is bringing us to Kiel, beginning of May. The weather started to look promising...
And the first sail in the Baltic, early "summer" (this is not me on the picture!!!) is really enjoyed;)
Quiet quickly after a family cruise for the opening weekend of Kieler Woche we are now - as initially said - on our way to Stockholm.
Peter is enjoying the helm and ... because we can.... we having WiFi!!
THX for that, Mikael!!!!
Oh - and in the meantime I had another quick delivery:
More to follow soon!
Thursday, 5 March 2015
.... 60 liters of water, 20 cup noodles, 30 cereal bars, pasta, rice, lemons, red bull, dried tomatoes and loads of other stuff is stacked and together with Louis Duc we are waiting for the right weather window to leave Palma de Mallorca.
Staying in the med since November last year was a great opportunity to keep on training during the winter. But now it's time to get back to the real world :)))
ETA Lorient 20.03.3015.
See you soon in Brittany!