Water

No water – no life


Evidently water is the most essential element. Simultaneously it’s the element which provides lots of fun, too. According to my parents I started to swim at the age of three or four and ever since water attracted me a lot. I love to dive, surf, swim or sail.

In teenage years I started to dive and the sensation under water is breathtaking. While floating a few meters underneath the surface I always enjoyed the variety of fish, corals and other underwater creatures. Diving with sharks in the Bahamas for example was a great experience, as was cage diving with the great white in South Africa.


When I started kite surfing I knew that this sport was made for me: thrilling, action, speed. With different kites I can adapt to variable wind speed and enjoy every moment on the water. Escpecially when I began with jumps and some air time I was in my element.


However, only at the time I moved to Mallorca I realized what the element water has to offer. I usually always choose adrenalin-charged sports and therefore I never realized how challenging sailing can be. That changed after I was invited to a sailing trip. Once you are out there you almost forget about the problems back on land. Don’t get me wrong sailing can be quite dangerous as well. Never underestimate wind and changing weather conditions. But just the idea that you can circumnavigate the world in a sailing boat fascinated me. An idea that suited me perfectly.

After I got my first sailing license I enrolled in a local sailing club and sailed as often as I could. It captivated me. I sailed with friends and family or even by myself to get experienced in single-handed sailing.

Here on Water you can follow me on my adventures that I will experience on my way to sail around the world. I am just getting started…


Maiden Voyage…

After I finally bought my own sailing boat it was about time to bring Celina home to Palma. Together with Ian and Franz, I flew to Valencia. We enjoyed a quiet train ride to Burriana and, since there were some holiday festivities going on and we could not find a taxi, we decided to walk…

Meet Celina…

It’s been quite some time since I last published here because there has been a very interesting development during the summer months. As usual in summer time the heat is too much to do hikes here on Mallorca, besides it was a really busy summer full of work. We used to fly a lot of…

Sailing is a lifestyle

Sailing for me means way more than just to enjoy water, wind and the sun. It’s a lifestyle. It’s been quite a while since we last set sail. The reason is that we changed our boat sharing provider. We are now on a Beneteau Cyclades 39 which in fact is exactly the same as we…