On Sunday, March 8th, a sailing film will be shown in the Zeise cinema in Hamburg, which arouses wanderlust and a thirst for adventure: Then the film premiere of the documentation of the circumnavigation with the "Peter Willemoes", a Carter 33, will be shown on the screen four young sailors from the North German Regatt Association around the world from 1973 to 1975.
From the film preview:
On July 7th the time had come: we set sail and glided down the Elbe with the tide. The beginning of a circumnavigation is like the beginning of any journey in life - it begins with a downright humiliatingly tiny first step.
With a pipe in the cockpit: three quarters of the crew on their carter
Two years of intensive preparation lay behind us with a sports open-sea vessel certificate, the transfer of the Carter 33 "Peter Willemoes" from Greece, with equipment lists, nautical chart studies and route planning while avoiding cyclone seasons.
The greatest and most astonishing success of these two years was that four young men between the ages of early to mid-twenties, who meandered between studies, military service and exciting first love experiences, stayed together during this long planning phase and started the journey together.
Swimming trunks weather on the barefoot route
This was followed by ocean crossings, which had to be navigated with sextant and full nautical tables, followed by the Panama Canal, Galapagos days, South Seas dreaminess and a stormy Cape of Good Hope; This was followed by hand-repaired sails, endless engine repairs including the replacement of the piston rings, difficult kitchen acrobatics in the rolling ship under trade sails followed, the ship almost lost in a daring and brain-cracked action on the South African coast.
The voyage on the track of YACHT No. 14 in 1976
There were arguments, rivalries, and there was wonderful, overwhelming, quiet shared experience and always the grateful feeling of friendship and the certainty among us "boys" that we could rely one hundred percent on each other in every second of this journey.
On May 19, 1975, after arduous, cold days up the Elbe and a total of 31,123 nautical miles circumnavigating the world, we entered the Wedel yacht harbor at night: four young men in their mid-twenties who would now go their own way, but who would remain connected for life due to the formative experiences their actually quite impossible journey.
Three of the four crew members, Nikolas Hansen, Heinz Lehmann and Rainer Habekost, will be guests at the performance.
The performance starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are available in advance at www.zeise.de.