How we started

Before we started sailing with AMEL 54 S.V. Vela Nautica, we sailed, since 2013, the german flagged Beneteau Oceanis 473 sailing vessel „Blue Pearl“.

Therefore we lived for one year together at Nesa`s tropical Home island Panglao what is part of the Pilippine Islands. Nesa never sailed before, but Oliver had still his boat at home in Germany and in June 2013 we most importantly decided that it is time to go sailing.

Launch of Blue Pearl

Launching “Blue Pearl” german island “Fehmarn”

End of June 2013 we launched the boat into the baltic sea and trained Nesa´s sailing skills and liveaboard around the Danish baltic islands.

 

 

 

 

 

It took us from baltic island „Fehmarn“ along the european west coast south ward. It was an amazing enjoyable trip because we visited 8 european countrys and crossing the Biscay.

 

from left to right: Nesa, Ms. Cornell, Jimmy Cornell, Oliver

Trans Atlantic Rally

Being part of the transatlantic Rally „Atlantic Odyssey I“, from Arrecife / Lanzarote to La Martinique. Most impotantly organized by famous author of many sailing books and the founder of the World Cruising Club, Jimmy Cornell.

 

 

 

 

 

Final europe port was Spanish island Arrecife / Lanzarote in the archipel of the Canarie islands.

provisioning

Arrecife

vulcanic Lanzarote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrecife, city and the awesome view of the vulcanic mountain.

 

 

 

 

Marina Rubicon, Lanzarote. Enjoying the ammenities of the Marina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In November 2013 our first crossing of the north Atlantic was a challenge.

Nesa steering the yacht

a squall approaching

 

hydrogenerator launched in action

Not enough wind? no problem with our lightwind sail.

lucky fishing, unlucky fish

nightwatch

sunset midatlantic

rainbow on our stern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

approaching la Martinique.

We arrived in December at le Marin / la Martinique in the caribbean.

land AHOY, La Martinique. After 28 days on the ocean much happy to smell and see the Land.

Fort de France, Martinique

Caribbean

We spend 2 ½ years in the Caribbean visiting west Indies, Venezuela, ABC-Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and back against the prevailing winds to the west Indies.

 

 

 

In june 2016 we crossed the Atlantic Ocean again. This time east bound, visiting the amazing Azores Islands, to Lisbon / Portugal.

In Lisbon, the new owner of our old Ship, took her over. We switched to our amazing AMEL 54, S.V. Vela Nautica. We spend roughly 9 month to prepare Vela Nautica for new Adventures and refit the ship.