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.




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With the icebergs and the Kerguelen Islands in its wake, the trimaran, Spindrift 2, has plunged south again. They are right in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on the road to Cape Leeuwin, still 1,000 miles away, with a west-north-west wind that remains manageable at around 25 knots. But there is a relatively deep depression that has come from Madagascar approaching. Following the damage to the port foil (in the lower section), which happened yesterday afternoon during a collision with an unidentified floating object, the sailors were able not only to maintain the boat’s pace, but also to repair a small leak without gravity, as they worked inside the carbon float. Now back below 50° South, the crew have been making a 'cruising’ speed of over 31 knots since 15:00 GMT. On this stretch of the road, Spindrift 2 and the record holder, have similar paths, with three gybes each from the Kerguelen Islands and a gain of almost 90 miles for Spindrift 2, which is currently 220 miles behind Banque Populaire V.

Day 17 – 17h00 GMT
221 nm behind the current record holder
Distance covered from the start: 11,007.3 nm
Average speed over 24 hours: 23.6 knots
Distance over 24 hours: 565.5 nm

13:35 GMT

Minor damage to Spindrift 2’s port foil

Yesterday, (Monday, December 7), in the late afternoon, the port foil* of the trimaran, Spindrift 2, was damaged in a collision with an unidentified floating object to the north of the Kerguelen Islands. The 'winglet' broke in the collision. The crew immediately carried out a thorough diagnosis, especially inside the float, where a small leak in the foil shaft was sealed by the composite specialists on board, as soon as conditions allowed. It is still too early to say how much Spindrift 2’s performance has been affected. The round-the-world record attempt is not in jeopardy.

* Foil: a 4.5-metre long crescent-shaped piece of carbon, which runs through each of the trimaran floats, on both the starboard and port sides. These foils, once submerged, enable the boat to lift gently and then accelerate. The 'winglet' is added to the end of foil to improve efficiency and performance.

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12:15 GMT

Congratulations Marie Riou & Billy Besson #MarinAnnée15! Our time on Ladycat is not that far behind us.

11:25 GMT

De l'air, du rêve et des embruns, grâce à @FrancisJoyon @spindriftracing #TropheeJulesVerne
— Sandrine Chesnel (@SChesnel) 8 Décembre 2015


06:45 GMT

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Picture taken yesterday by Yann Riou onboard Spindrift 2 - Kerguelen Islands

06:35 GMT

Back in the forties

Day 17 à 6h00 GMT
Position : 50.21.94’ S et 78.09.67 E
265 milers behind the record holder Banque Populaire V
Distance covered from the start: 10 689 miles
Distance traveled over 24 hours: 547,4 miles
Speed over 24 hours: 22,8 knots
Sails: Mainsail et Gennaker medium
Sea temperature: 3° C
Wind West-North West: 23,5 knts
Wave: 3,5 mètres

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