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News of: 17.03.2018, at 18:11:45 hrs

Pacific Loop closed

Loop

Today we cross our track from 2011 and close our Pacific Loop, the circumnavigation of the northern Pacific. During this loop we covered more then 21,000 nautical miles (38,000 km). It was a fascinating challenge and even including the accident in Japan, where SuAn was badly damaged, it was the most enjoyable part of our cruising so far.

 

News of: 21.02.2018, at 07:00:00 hrs

Crossing the Pacific again

After careful preparations of SuAn and crew we are starting a new adventure: The crossing of the Pacific. The first leg, which measures a distance of about 2800 nautical miles, will take us from Mexico to the Marquesas in French Polynesia. We assume that this passage takes about three to four weeks.

 

News of: 20.11.2017, at 21:51:02 hrs

Back in the Tropics

Last night we crossed the Tropic of Cancer, the imaginary line at the latitude of 23°26′13.1″. This is the most northerly circle of latitude on Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. Now we are back in the Tropics. This also ends our three years excursion in to the colder climates of the North-Pacific.

 

News of: 19.07.2017, at 10:13:00 hrs

Salmon and bears

Press

A special adventure is our visit to Anan Bay. It is salmon run and the bears are feasting on salmon at the Anan Falls. Here are some phantastic images.

 

News of: 21.01.2017, at 17:00:08 hrs

SuAn in local news paper

Press

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

Test sailing

TestSail

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

Disaster

Disaster

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

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.

 

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