Especially MichHölzen has time on the back of my neck. Work is calling, he is expected back in the editorial office. In fact, the "Crusader" and her two-man crew should be back in Berlin by mid-September at the latest. Instead, the duo is stuck on the northern side of the Skagerrak. New strong wind fields appear in the weather forecasts, there is no window for the crossing to Denmark for a long time.
At least there is still time to chat with the neighbors. For example Johnny, a Dane who bought a sailing boat for 80,000 kroner, or 8,000 euros; he taught himself to sail with the help of YouTube videos. And then there is also the charter company who collects and displays the scrapped propellers of his customers.
At some point, however, there will be no more wood. A high-speed ferry takes him across the Skagerrak. Ferry contrSailboat - how does that feel?
Unplanned end of a trip - the 23rd part of Michael Hölzen's boat shank sailing podcast. Simply click on the play button with the arrow, and off you go. Or download the audio file using the selection menu on the right in the player so that you can listen to it later. The next part will follow in the coming week
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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
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.
Podcast author Michael Hölzen
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.