For at least three weeks living in a confined space, little sleep, stormy winds, meter-high waves, cold and wet.
So it can be with the transatlantic regatt "HSH Nordbank Blue Race". 3600 nautical miles North Atlantic. Deprivation, effort, uncertainty, risk
The best prerequisites for stress on board: “There is niggling everywhere on every boat, only men deal with it differently. One word of power and then that's good. It may be different for women,”says one of the male competitors. How do the girls deal with the challenge? You are the first all-women crew to sail across the pond. This has never happened before in the 140-year history of this transatlantic route.
The youngest 27, the oldest over 50 years. Whether mother, doctor, graphic artist or bank clerk - they all have one goal: over there, and as quickly as possible. Antje Wöhnke (42), a freelancer at NDR, was also there: “Actually, I had neither the time nor the money to get out for a sailing project for so long. But my friends told me: 'Everything else is relative if you get the chance to sail this route once.' " (Dial 7/7/07 / 1:05 p.m.)