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…


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…

Bürokratie und Weltreise

300 days to go

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


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…


 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…

All about equipment

Thats how we equip Rivercafe The Rivercafe will be our fourth ship and the third new build. As in real life every purchase makes you smarter and not in vain…


Welcome Nautilus

New ship, new logo There are happy owners who can look forward to your catamaran earlier than we do. The likeable owners from Austria asked Ka for the design of…


400 days to go

About wine tastings, engines and Facebook. It will probably take significantly days less before we leave Luxembourg. In 400 days the Rivercafe is handed over and we put our heads…

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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