Liebe Leser schliesst seine Tore. Nach 11 Jahren möchte ich andere Projekte verwirklichen, auf Reisen gehen und das Leben endlich in vollen Zügen geniessen. Es waren 11 wundervolle Jahre mit Ihnen. bleibt mindestens die nächsten Jahre als Bilderbuch noch bestehen. Doch jeder Abschied kann auch ein neuer Anfang sein. Nun ist es endgültig. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine weiterhin schöne Zeit. Ich danke Ihnen für die Lesertreue und Ihre ehrliche Begeisterung mit grosser Dankbarkeit. Danke, dass ich Sie 11 Jahre verwöhnen durfte.

Tschau und auf Wiedersehen.

Marcel Krebs

Wer weiterhin mit mir und Sämi in Kontakt bleiben will, kann dies über meinen persönlichen Blog.

Dear Users closes its gates. After 11 years I would like to realize other projects, go on journeys and finally enjoy life to the fullest. There were 11 wonderful years with you. will continue to exist as a picture book for at least the next few years. But every farewell can also be a new beginning. Now it is final. I wish you a good time. I would like to thank the readership and your honest enthusiasm with great gratitude. Thank you for spoiling you for 11 years.

Chess and goodbye.

Marcel Krebs

Anyone who wants to stay in touch with me and Sämi can do so through my personal blog.



500 days to go to race one of the America’s Cup Match

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The defending champion of the America’s Cup, ORACLE TEAM USA, will face the top challenging team in race one of the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton in 500 days, on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Racing will take place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, a natural amphitheater that offers up varied, challenging, racing conditions.

As the clock ticks towards racing in 2017, the America’s Cup teams are accelerating their preparations.

provisional 2017 schedule here

 provisional map of Royal Naval Dockyard here

“In some ways, 500 days sounds like a long time, but think it’s going to come up very quickly now,” said Jimmy Spithill, the skipper of ORACLE TEAM USA.

“Time is the one thing you can’t get back in an America’s Cup campaign. It’s the most valuable resource we have. Between now and race one we have to design and build a boat to a new rule, learn how to sail it faster than the other teams, and make sure that as a race crew, we’re match ready.

“And from our team base here in Bermuda we see signs of the time passing every day as more teams arrive, new bases go up and the Event Village starts to take shape right in front of our dock.

“We know we have a lot of work ahead, but we’re excited to get stuck in to it. We’re all looking forward to next June. There’s nothing like the first race of the America’s Cup, when you line up against the other team and it’s all on the line. That’s what we do this for.”

All six America’s Cup teams will race in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers – a double round robin event – beginning on Friday May 26. The winning team in the Qualifiers can carry a bonus point through to the America’s Cup Finals, making this an important stage of the event for defender and challengers alike.

The top four challengers from the Qualifiers advance to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Playoffs, with one team eliminated from further competition. The playoffs feature four teams paired up in a Semi Final, advancing to a Final, with one eventual winner advancing to face ORACLE TEAM USA in the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton.

Off the water, the hub of the America’s Cup will be the Event Village at Royal Naval Dockyard, at the west end of Bermuda. The purpose-built Event Village has all of the team bases and public areas, including race day “Dock Out” shows and interactions with the teams and sailors, family entertainment, food courts, race viewing areas, hospitality, and much more.

Already, ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan are based at Dockyard, with other teams joining over the course of the next year as the Event Village is progressed.

In parallel to their preparations for racing in 2017, the teams are focused on racing in this year’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. Six events are scheduled for 2016 as below:

- Muscat, Oman -- February 27-28
- New York, USA -- May 7-8
- Chicago, USA – June 11-12
- Portsmouth, UK – July 23-24
- Toulon, France – September 10-11
- To be confirmed – November TBC

After the first three events in 2015, Emirates Team New Zealand, led by skipper Glenn Ashby and ace helmsman Peter Burling, is atop the leaderboard. Spithill’s ORACLE TEAM USA sits in second place, while Ben Ainslie holds down the third podium spot with Land Rover BAR.

The top teams at the conclusion of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series carry bonus points forward to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers in May 2016.

Looking forward, the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) and America’s Cup Bermuda (ACBDA) continue to work together on progressing the Event Village in Dockyard. With three teams (Artemis Racing, ORACLE TEAM USA and SoftBank Team Japan) now operating full-time from Bermuda, the presence of the America’s Cup on the island continues to build as the countdown to 2017 is on.

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