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World Champion prepares to defend her title…

After a month’s relaxation from a sailing season which saw Annemiek Bekkering and her crew Annette Deutz become world champions in that super-fast dinghy, the 49erFX, it’s straight back to training.  A gruelling winter schedule has been planned, and finds the Netherland Olympic hopefuls in Cadiz, on the Atlantic coast of Spain.

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Losing Sight of Shore – The film

It’s that time of year in the northern hemisphere maritime climate areas, where many sailors put their boats to bed for winter and dream of next year’s adventures. Or maybe your sailing days are just youthful dreams or conversely all but over and you simply delight in the exploits of others, safely from your armchair!

I fall into the latter category these days and thanks to Johannes Boonstra he reminded me of the blog series I did about Doris and her adventures – plus the fact there’s also a film about her and the Coxless Crew available on Netflix, Amazon and iTunes.

Got an armchair or just need to be awed – do watch LOSING SIGHT OF SHORE!

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STEPSOVER World Tour – A helping hand

It’s almost a year ago today that we published the blog  – Globetrotting with Victron Energy.

Things have certainly moved on since then for Simone Monticelli (Simo), Lucia Gambelli (Lucy) and their Victron equipped globetrotting truck, Valentino – named after possibly the most famous GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) motorcycle racer, Valentino Rossi.

To date this intrepid couple and their 4×4 supertruck have over 500 days of travel with 13 countries crossed and 3 different continents under their belts – as this map shows.Continue reading

World Champions!

The action was truly spectacular yesterday on the final race of the Sailing World Championship – held at Aarhus in Denmark. Victron Energy sponsored Annemiek Bekkering, and her crew Annette Duetz, tore across the finish line as Sailing World Champions …for the 49erFX class!

A whole week of sailing was turned on its head in the final few minutes of the competition:

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