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The inspection …

… of the underwatership, including engine shafts and daggerboard boxes is not my preferred job, but it has to be done, because there are only 18 days to my departure 😊 Next time when I’m diving to clean the whole …

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Our Partner is happy 😀…

… and of course, we are happy too that the La Bella Verde LBV35 catamaran⛵⛵, which development is based on our Open60AAL⛵, is ready for painting 🖌. Therefore, the last 24 days until my departure I will also take care …

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31°C, no clouds, 3 to 5 Bft…

… and no waves, means perfect conditions to make a final test leg along the coast of Les Sables d’Olonne. Finally, all my “biggest headache parts” worked well and we sailed our Arctic60 back to the Vendée Globe Pontoon from …

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The grease cartridge …

… for one of the most important parts on board – the keel head pin – is replaced. Now this “monster” which takes permanently around 55t of load is ready to go for the next eight months. What if the …

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One more sailing ⛵️…

… but this time, only “virtually” on the pontoon, because the goal was to adjust several details 📝 on the mainsail, therefore the weather situation, smooth temperature, slightly sunny 🌥 and no wind was perfect. This weekend I will continue …

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Thanks to KTC development…

… I do my last crosscheck of the personal equipment 🧥👖👟and everything is ok I’m ready for the Arctic🌬🌨, BUT unfortunately, they don’t produce boots! But don’t worry, I know in which of my 73 boxes or drybags I’ll find …

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Back in the team…

… but only for one afternoon is Paul, a crew member from the first minute of the project and the construction crew of our Open60AAL Innovation Yachts ⛵️. As we did all the rigging together it was naturally that he …

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Next equipment group checked ✅

All navigation equipment 🗺🧭 is working well, satellite connection 📞💻 tested, next “stop” will be all the sustainable power supply like solar panels 🌞, chargers, inverters and of course the hydrogenator 🌊 system.


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My digital assistant 🎥…

… is mounted back and works perfectly, this makes me happy. The 360 HD cam will help me to find my path through icy waters 🧭🌊. Thanks a lot to Siegfried and Rosemarie who support me now for 25 years …

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Rain 🌧 is perfect …

… to let the nature grow🌱! In the meantime, our shipyard gets nearly occupied by wild flowers 😊 and a lot of food 🍏🍞🌽🍚🍜🍫 containers 📦 which have to be organized. Last but not least we are pushing the outfitting …

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