Sabir is at Porto Santo, the little Island next to Madeira.
Greetings and big hugs into the beautiful south pacific!!!
Stefan & Ilja
Santa Maria is just great!!!
Big city, Marina is OK!
Ahoy from Praia da Victoria on Terceira in the Azores group. On our way to here we we had some days on Flores, in Horta on Faial and in Velas on Sao Jorge.
All is well on Sabir, but we changed our plans. At Bermuda we were still ready to sail back home to Germany, but the passage was not the best one in 5 years. Three fronts hit us and the second one was a bit nasty. 50kn and really big seas made it uncomfi....
Out there we asked us everyday why we are doing this. Somewhere we turned wrong, we went north instead of going west back into the pacific. However, we do not sail any mile further north, we will stay a while here on the beautiful Azores and we fly back home for some weeks, the first time after 5 years. End of August Sabir will sail with us south to Madeira and later back to the Canaries. Why should we sit in the Baltic Sea and freeze our butts off when we can sail around in good temps on the spanish islands... ;-)
Greetings to our Cruising friends all over the world!
Boat and crew are happy, live is good here!
Ilja & Stefan
Today we are leaving for the Azores! 1800nm to go!
Bermudas are great, friendly, save, clean and a bit expensive... All good on Sabir! Big hugs to our friend in NZ, OZ, Fiji and on the way!
We had 2 weeks in St. Maarten, one on the french and one the dutch side. Everywhere you still can see what Hurricane Irma has done there last year. Really sad! But people are nice and friendly! Next stop will be Bermudas!
Bon jour from Guadeloupe!
We are sailing from island to island up north.
Next and last stop will be Saint Maarten before we jump another time over the Atlantic ocean to get back home.
Big hugs to our friends in NZ and OZ!
Ilja & Stefan
On Sunday night we crossed our track from 2014,
Sabir sailed around the world! Wooohoooo!
All is good here in Grenada, we had no problems on the way.
A stop over at Fernando de Noronha was not possible, 2.5m swell in the anchorage was to dangerous! From here we do some island hopping north and in May we cross the Atlantic another time to get back home... ETA in Germany is beginning of July.
Ahoy! The passage from Lüderitz to St. Helena was a nice one, most of the time just with the Gennaker. The island is nice and the people are great! All good on Sabir!
We are since Tuesday in Lüderitz. The passage from Cape Town to here had a bit of everything, 40kn at the start, no wind and fog at arrival. The town is nice and friendly, next days we do some land- cruising. It's very windy here, nearly every day the wind goes up to 30+kn!
All good on Sabir! Greetings to our friends in NZ and OZ!
We arrived in Cape Town on the 30th of December, just in time for NYE! The passage from Reunion to Richards Bay in November was not the best one. South of Madagaskar a chain plate broke out of the deck in up to 44kn wind and 3-4m waves. We were able to repair that behind Mada. Later on the engine showed oil in the coolant and we lost oil on another way, but we did it into RB. There we ordered a new Yanmar from Cape Town, we were 10 on the hard and changed the old Volvo including the Saildrive. We found good weather windows to sail along the coast. Christmas we spend with 15 other boats in East London. Nice party with a Braai! From there we sailed direct to Cape Town in a bit under 4 days. Now we have the f...king indian ocean behind us, we are back in the Atlantic! All is well on Sabir, Cape Town is nice and friendly. Next passage will be to Namibia in 2 weeks or so....
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