Thu Sep 27 23:22 2018 NZST
Run: 567.2nm (1026.6km)
33 03.599N 16 18.952W
Weather: Sunny and warm, 15kn NE

Sabir is at Porto Santo, the little Island next to Madeira.

Greetings and big hugs into the beautiful south pacific!!!

Stefan & Ilja

Thu Sep 6 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 61.8nm (111.9km)
36 56.676N 25 08.862W

Santa Maria is just great!!!

Fri Aug 31 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 102.1nm (184.8km)
37 44.282N 25 39.868W

Big city, Marina is OK!

Tue Jul 3 23:07 2018 NZST
Run: 2144.8nm (3882.1km)
38 43.840N 27 03.430W
Weather: Cloudy, northerlies 15kn, 21 Degrees

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

Mon May 21 1:43 2018 NZST
Run: 993.6nm (1798.4km)
32 22.561N 64 40.611W
Weather: Sunny, light winds from south east


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!

Wed May 2 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 148.9nm (269.5km)
18 04.209N 63 05.639W
Weather: just sunny

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!

Sun Apr 22 3:29 2018 NZST
Run: 33.4nm (60.5km)
16 18.333N 61 47.935W
Weather: Sunny & windy

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

Wed Apr 18 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 21.4nm (38.7km)
15 52.046N 61 35.143W

Tue Apr 17 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 81.2nm (147km)
Avg: 3.4knts
24hr: 81.2nm
15 34.838N 61 27.945W

Mon Apr 16 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 99.1nm (179.4km)
14 26.258N 61 10.884W

Wed Apr 4 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 27nm (48.9km)
13 00.282N 61 14.542W

Mon Apr 2 0:00 2018 NZST
Run: 4.5nm (8.1km)
12 37.840N 61 21.400W

Fri Mar 30 0:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 10.8nm (19.5km)
12 35.625N 61 24.665W

Thu Mar 29 0:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 37nm (67km)
12 27.369N 61 29.157W

Wed Mar 28 1:16 2018 NZDT
Run: 4284.4nm (7754.8km)
Avg: 4.7knts
24hr: 112.6nm
11 59.730N 61 45.853W
Weather: NICE!

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.

Big congratulations on completing your circumnavigation. Well done! Now relax and enjoy Grenada. Cheers, Lynette and John White Hawk
Sun Feb 18 0:00 2018 NZDT
Run: 1535.4nm (2779.1km)
Avg: 2.8knts
24hr: 66.6nm
16 02.959S 5 52.131W
Weather: cloudy - S/O 15

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!

Thu Jan 25 22:58 2018 NZDT
Run: 538.7nm (975km)
26 38.332S 15 09.513E
Weather: Sunny - 35kn from S/E - warm

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!

Lovely to follow your progress home. We in nz are having a wonderful summer at last. Long overdue. Patricia and David Gulf Harbour Radio.
Wed Jan 3 20:04 2018 NZDT
Run: 549.8nm (995.1km)
33 54.473S 18 25.144E
Weather: Sunny & windy


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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