The "Crusader" has finally set course for its new home port Berlin. While MichHölzen has already fully returned to work, Laurenz Schlüter and a friend steer the boat through the Baltic Sea. The two of them stopped in Copenhagen and took a quick look at the city. Stralsund is already behind them, and meanwhile the ship is already in the backwaters of Usedom. On September 8th it should be on the jetty in Berlin.
That begs the question of how to proceed. Hölzen promises: "The boathouse will continue, now 2500 listeners per week, you don't give up that easily. A new element will be conversations with people about interesting aspects of sailing."
This episode starts with Sergio Jost, Swiss, psychologist, coach and moderator. He is about the question of what to do when you have set off on a trip with your boat and discover that there is a stinky boot on board, someone you cannot please.
"Furthermore," said Hölzen, "the boathouse should be interactive. With stories and experiences from listeners." First of all, on the subject of "My biggest sailing failure - and what I learned from it!"
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To the background:
The Berliner MichHölzen has been a passionate sailor for 15 years. It all started on the Wannsee, the first capsize, but also the first excursion on your own bow with a just acquired inland license - “priceless”, as he says. After that he never let go of sailing with all its facets, step by step he broadened his horizons.
This summer he and his friend Laurenz Schlueter would like to sail a very special trip that they have long dreamed of: around England. The two men are freelancers and can take a three-month break for the trip.
The problem: Hölzen and Schlüter do not have their own boat. And they don't want one either. Charter, borrow or sail somewhere is also out of the question for them. So what to do
Podcast author Michael Hölzen
Without further ado, Hölzen and Schlüter make a decision: You will become a temporary boat owner. In other words, only for the duration of the trip. In concrete terms, they buy a yacht shortly before the start of the trip, which they want to sell again immediately afterwards.
Will that work without ending up with a big hole in your wallet?
"Almost all sailing enthusiasts shook their heads when they heard about the plan," says Hölzen. And also various boat dealers to whom he presented waved them off. He did not let that confuse him.
In the meantime, Hölzen and Schlüter own a used First 30 from Beneteau. In just a few weeks they want to set off on the big trip.
As a full-time radio journalist, MichHölzen regularly reports on the trip in his own podcast called “Bootschaft”.
Podcasts can be listened to on the way to work, on the way to the ship or at home in the evening or at the weekend on the sofa. Or on a rainy port day in the boat cabin.