Ups and downs in pre-paradise

The first week on board “Honey, it’s not what you think.” This is usually used in a different context, but it hits our first week quite well. It was very…

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All stations – Rivercafe is approching Tenerife

Calling all stations · 41 days – 5,750 nm Many thanks to all who fevered and crossed their fingers with us. The Rivercafe arrived healthy and in one piece in Tenerife….

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Lost and found in Mindelo

A matter of nerves Departure of the Rivercafe in Ascension was on 20.8. So – we thought – now the most difficult part of the journey is done. Gary –…

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Why choosing a Leopard?

The new “Rivercafe” will be a Leopard 45. After 6 months of research, a few trips and a few pounds of coffee, we knew what the right boat was for…

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Day 39

The calm of the equatorial doldrums First the news that interests many of you: the Rivercafe has still not arrived in Tenerife. It is day 8 since the guys left…

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Sailing tales for children

What do you actually do all day long? Such kind of questions are asked by many acquaintances and friends. You can’t sail all day long. No, admittedly, we do not…

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Ascension calling

Stopping in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean On August19  at 2:30 p.m. Kitty, the incredibly helpful Harbor Master of Ascension Island informed us that our guys have arrived in…

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Saint Helena

The toughest part is done * On Friday morning the Rivercafe moored at the mooring buoys off St. James, the capital of the British island of Saint Helena. The first…

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Routenplanung

How routing offshore works

And then everything turns out differently While our Rivercafe makes its way north through the waves of the South Atlantic, this is a good opportunity to talk a little bit…

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“We are officially cleared to depart”

Rivercafe is on its way That was the most beautiful sentence I have heard in a long time. “We are ready to go”. Our Captain Gary got clearance for his…

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The miracle of the 23

Only 5,200 nm to Rivercafe Adieu Rhein, bienvenue “La Mer”. Since we replaced the Rhine by the sea a week ago, everything is back on track. And it’s the real…

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Our travel route? The World.

We are avowed warm-weather sailors and our way around the world will guide us through the warm regions only. From Cape Town, our 5,700 nm maiden voyage will take us along Namibia, St. Helena and Ascension Island, past the coast of Brazil to Barbados. The first 2-3 years we want to sail the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the USA. Then we think of the Panama Canal. In the Pacific we are planning with the US West Coast and Hawaii, before we sail for the second time in Polynesia. And then let’s have a look. Indonesia alone has 17,000 islands ….

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