Thomas Matuszek next to his Tenagr after a 48-hour struggle for survival at sea
He had planned to sail the 120 nautical miles from Gdansk Bay to Kleipeda, the only seaport in Lithuania. But what Thomas Matuszek experienced on his trip exceeded all expectations of the experienced sailor. Now he wants to share his experiences with others with a reading.
On the afternoon of August 8, 2005, Thomas Matuszek left the port of Hel in the east of the peninsula of the same name, which he had reached the day before after the first leg of his cruise from Gdansk, towards Kleipedauf.
After neither the weather forecast nor the weather warnings for the southeastern Baltic Sea had announced anything of concern, Thomas Matuszek left with his ship “Tenagra” at 3-4 Beaufort.
During the night there was an unexpected change in the weather: pouring rain and a steady increase in wind and waves bothered the sailor.
A picture of total devastation: the cabin of the Tenagr after the devastating storm
A storm with wind force 11 and wind speeds of up to 56 knots swept across the Baltic Sea and forced Thomas Matuszek into a day-long struggle for survival.
How he and his "Tenagra" managed to defy the storm and what he experienced, he recorded in his factual report "Wind force 11".
He reads from it to interested listeners in the Mannheim bookstore "Kober". Date: May 5th at 6 p.m.
Matuszek reports in detail about his remarkable adventures in YACHT 11/06 (from May 17th at the kiosk).