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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Christmas time in the Caribbean

Change hot wine for rum punch I like Christmas. Okay, I know this is uncool, I’m a fossil because I’m a Christmas guy. To me Christmas is the most beautiful…

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Last Christmas

Go sailing – let it go. It’s Friday afternoon. A sentimental Friday. For the very last time in this house we took the Christmas decoration out of the boxes. It’s…

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Reisebudget

How much is it to sail around the world

About budgets, demands and reality It is one of the most frequent search queries about sailing: what does it cost to sail around the World? Before we left for our…

Welcoming friends on board

What makes a visit on board even more enjoyable My old friend Don, a basketball coach who has trained teams all over the world, is a wise man. He once…

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Sailing throught the Brexit Chaos

How the Brexit Chaos annoys sailors and the maritime industry   I’m totally into British humor. For 3 years now we have been regularly entertained by a stand-up comedy called…

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Bürokratie und Weltreise

300 days to go

The empire strikes back – if it’s not too busy. It starts in 42 weeks. Over 500 times I have written the number of remaining days in the steam of…

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When is enough enough

How do you know you can go? It was a wonderful morning when I woke up in the small bay in St. Johns (USVI). We anchored in crystal clear, warm…

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segeln-angsthasen

 New Book: Sailing for scaredy-cats

Karin has written and produced her first sailing book. Here it is, probably the most beautiful but for sure the most creative sailing book for beginners. Written and beautifully designed…

How to trim a sail on a catamaran

Hints from a Leopard professional By Christoph Barth, Leopard Catamarans It`s an never-ending discussion. Depending on the interests of the one will say “I enjoy life on board – 5.5…

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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