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.



Harken to continue as Official Supplier to ORACLE TEAM USA

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Bermuda , Tuesday, October 04, 2016

ORACLE TEAM USA is proud to announce Harken, the performance sailing hardware and industrial solutions specialists, will provide hardware for its America’s Cup yachts as an Official Supplier.

Harken’s involvement in the America’s Cup dates back 30 years to Perth, Australia. The boats have changed dramatically since then, from 12-metre class monohulls to foiling wing-sailed catamarans, and the demands an America’s Cup team places on its deck hardware supplier has only increased.

“Working in the America’s Cup pushes us to the limit,” says Peter Harken, the Chairman of Harken.

“We started in 1987 with winches and titanium blocks but now with these boats, we’ve had to learn to work in a whole different medium with the hydraulic systems.

“Everything has to be super strong and zero weight. These guys beat the heck out of the equipment. It has to withstand that. We gain a lot of knowledge from that.”

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“Harken is constantly developing their gear,” said Brad Webb, Boat Systems Manager, ORACLE TEAM USA. “They’re constantly trying to find ways to make it lighter, stronger, and more efficient.”

“As one of the grinders on board, I can say the pedestals, the pumps and the winches are key to how we sail every day,” said Graeme Spence, a sailor on ORACLE TEAM USA who is responsible for working on the winches and systems on board. There are lots of adaptations and demands on the technology and Harken is always up to the challenge.”

Harken is also a partner of the AC Endeavour youth education and sailing program.

“When AC Endeavour came to us, right away we said: ‘we’re in, we’re with you’,” Harken explained. “The great thing about sailing as a sport is that it requires brains as well as athletic ability. With AC Endeavour, the kids learn all of the skills that are associated with sailing. I think it’s the greatest sport in the world and a fantastic one for kids to grow up with.”

Harken hardware is on ORACLE TEAM USA’s testing and racing yachts and will be on its new America’s Cup Class boat, which is scheduled to be launched early in the new year.

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