Sailing back and forth across the Danish island world is nothing unusual for many crews in the north. Every summer there are tens of thousands of small and large yachts sailing between Öresund, the Great Belt and the Little Belt. Wandering dinghy sailors, on the other hand, are rare in the area. It is ideally suited for exactly this. A young couple from northern Germany experienced it.
Sail close to the water. Anchoring on the beach. Sleep under the tarpaulin. In short, 300 nautical miles of adventure! The sailors took five weeks to sail their 53-year-old classic H-dinghy from Sønderborg to Copenhagen and back.
You will explore places that are inaccessible to any big ship sailor. You will experience silence and absolute solitude in an area that is regularly bursting at the seams in high season. You will meet people who go into raptures at the sight of the dinghy sailors, who remember the beginnings of their own sailing - and some of whom secretly wish to be able to trade. To experience once again all the originality that is so easily lost when sailing with a large ship.
Instead of comfort, the modest living space offered by a dinghy only 20 feet in size is enough for them. The cockpit is the sailing center, living room, sleeping area and storage space all at the same time. They take the weather as it comes. Your boat is well equipped for long journeys and can withstand adverse conditions. Instead of overcrowded harbors, they look for quiet anchorages or simply pull your boat onto the shore in the evening.
They spend five weeks with their boat in this way. The sailing and nature experience is intense. The "principle of simplicity" becomes her life maxim for one summer.
What the two of them experienced and learned on the way and whether they finally reached their destination can now be read in the new YACHT (issue 8/08, available now in newsagents).