News of: 21.01.2017, at 17:00:08 hrs
SuAn in local news paper
The local news letter of our German home town "Freie Presse" is publishing an article about our sailing trip on January 17, 2017. It is available only in German language "Chemnitzer auf Abenteuer ohne Limit". Continue to read the article in German language
News of: 23.10.2016, at 16:28:50 hrs
Link to guestbook (new)
We are so happy when you add another entry in to SuAn’s guestbook. In order to make it more convenient for you we have added short cuts (buttons) to the guestbook on our front page (www.trade-wind.de).
The guestbook was created to give you a platform to post your opinions, suggestions, comments or questions back to us. The guest book is at least bilingual, English and German. It is up to you what language you prefer.
Why don’t you writhe a new entry right now?
News of: 12.12.2015, at 17:57:51 hrs
Video setting mast
Our sailing friend Ichiro Ushiba and Norio Kyoda created and uploaded this video about the setting of the new rig on SuAn. Thank you very much.
News of: 08.12.2015, at 13:41:36 hrs
It is already six months since our collision with the fishing boat. SuAn is a sailing yacht again with new rig and new sails. We have assembled the new rig and hired a mobile crane to install the new mast to SuAn. This was the most important step to prepare SuAn for the next leg to Alaska.
The following test sailing was very successful.
News of: 28.05.2015, at 15:12:10 hrs
On May 27 on our last leg in Japanese waters towards Hokkaido we have been rammed by a fishing vessel at night. Seeing SuAn without rig and a deformed hull breaks our hearts. Luckily no-one was insured and the strong aluminum hull did not break.
Now we are under investigation by the Japanese Coast Guard, repair opportunities are analyzed, quotations requested, a new rig needs to be ordered. This will take several weeks and months before SuAn will become a sailing yacht again.
For this season we are stranded in Japan. Our plan, sailing to Alaska this year, is canceled.
News of: 05.05.2015, at 09:20:02 hrs
Baby SuAn's first cruise
Baby SuAn's first cruise starts on the man made lake "Pöhl". Lutz's dad carefully launches her from the beach. Then he takes the helm via a remote control devise.
News of: 30.12.2014, at 23:40:45 hrs
Sorry, we have realized that we uploaded the wrong image in the Position Report "Weather Routing". Now the image is replaced with the right one.
This link leads directly to the corrected Position Report.
News of: 30.08.2014, at 08:51:35 hrs
Baby SuAn is grown up
It is accomplished! The model of SuAn in the scale 1:25 is completed. Even small details are attached, such us the wind turbine, the outboard engine and the solar panels. The model is radio controlled and fully functional.
The crew of the mother SuAn says on this way thank you to Lutz’s father and appreciates this beautiful masterpiece.
News of: 17.04.2014, at 08:53:33 hrs
SuAn is back in the water!
After two years and two months SuAn is lifted back in to the water. Steve and his team from the Scarborough Marina take SuAn out of her working box in to the water and maneuver her in to a marina berth.
News of: 17.02.2014, at 19:23:38 hrs
Baby-SuAn got sails
The casual observer might not notice that he image does not show our SuAn on the hard in Austalia. This is the Baby-SuAn in the ratio 1:25, in Papa’s Appartment in Chemnitz, Germany.
She got already a mast and sails and some of the accessories. There is not much more missing until our Baby-SuAn can go on some voyages on her on.