This weekend I have launched the Atlantic Loop-project page here on NO FRILLS SAILING.com which contains all information on the big First 27 SE sailing adventure: Dates and timeline, the legs, where I plan to go and what I am going to do. This page will constantly be updated with new facts and figures as the project develops. Which project, you ask?
Well, start by reading this article: “A little Boy´s Dream” which is a pretty nice first read into the Altantic Loop-project. It explains what moves me since I was a small child and what drives me now as a grown up adult in his early 40ies. With GEKKO, my new boat, being a very powerful, nimble and fast boat being sailed her first 500 miles, most of which single handed, I finally decided to start now. Now, or never!
Happy to present my sponsors and partners
The new project page also contains information on my partners. Such a project cannot be pushed through without fellow partners, that is clear. It neither possible for me to finance the whole venture solely alone nor do I have all the knowledge to tackle this. So I am very proud and happy to being able to assemble a pretty attractive group of people who believe in the Atlantic Loop and help me pull it off: Thanks so much, guys!
“Partner”, by the way, does not mean that I receive this all for free! Mostly the aid is knowledge transfer or hints, is opening doors or making me acquainted to somebody who knows something. I of course receive support in form of reduced prices, but it´s far from being a fully sponsored venture based on donations. Telling me how to do things and which paths not to pursue saves me time – and money. This is how I do it.
What is next?
So I hope you may bookmark the Atlantic Loop-project page and follow my big First 27 SE sailing adventure. You may as well add me as your “friend” on facebook where I post regularly or on Instagram – where I post frequently – or on twitter. So what is up next? The page will be complemented peu-a-peu with new information on the #atlanticloop, this will be a live tracker for example. Next up in project realization will be further equipping GEKKO, my boat: Solar, EVA-foam, energy-management and so on …
I hope you guys remain alert and follow my efforts as I now – finally after so many years! – can start this big thing. It is a dream come true and excites me every time I think about it! Children´s dreams turning into reality, finally, with so many great people helping me, lending a hand, giving a hint, opening a door. Thank you so much, you all, and most important, you, my dearest readers! See you, guys.
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