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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Buyer’s remorse

The hangover afterwards or all is well? Do you know the feeling of buyer’s remorse? Soon after you make a decision to make an investment, you regret it. Whether it’s…

Karin Binz, Jimmy Cornell, Holger Binz

Once a legend – always a legend

Jimmy Cornell sails around the world at age 80 When I first heard about Jimmy Cornell, I was still a rookie offshore. During the long winter breaks read sailing books…

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My yacht branding

What are you doing while you at at sea? …I have been asked not for the first time. What do you spend the day with? What do you do?  On…

Medicine on board

Survival can be so wonderful Preparing a sailing trip is usually fun. The most unfunny of the essential topics is without any doubt “Emergencies on board”, the medical department. Broken…

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Merry Christmas

Dear friends, thank you for your loyalty and interest. We have enjoyed sharing our preparations with you and as departure gets closer, it will get more exiting every day. We…

200 days to go

Our last winter in Luxembourg The weather has turned gray. And cold. At night there was already the first frost. The trees have thrown off their leaves and in the evening…

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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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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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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