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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Almost three days less than Groupama

Between the start off Ushant and Cape Leeuwin, IDEC SPORT has been sailing for 18 days, 20 hours and 37 minutes. That is 20 hours and 41 minutes more than Banque Pop V in 2012. So less than a day longer. But it is almost three days less than the time taken by Groupama. During their winning Jules Verne Trophy record in 2010, Franck Cammas’s crew reached this longitude after 21 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. And let’s not forget that IDEC SPORT is none other than the former Groupama 3.

In other words, with the same boat and a crew that is half the size – six men instead of ten – Francis Joyon’s crew has improved on this performance by 2 days and 18 hours. A huge boost for the men rewarding their dash across the ocean over the past five days (they are still maintaining speeds in excess of thirty knots) and it also confirms that IDEC SPORT is back in the game. Let’s not forget that it is in the Pacific after Tasmania, that they are looking forward to making real gains on the record pace.

On this twentieth day of sailing, IDEC SPORT is speeding along under full sail south of Australia. The entrance into the Pacific to the south of Tasmania is only 900 miles away. It is the Pacific that may well determine the outcome of this attempt to win the Jules Verne Trophy. That will be happening this weekend and for the moment all lights are on green. The atmosphere on board? We have just received a short e-mail from Francis, which tells us: “Cape Leeuwin is behind us. Boris opened his second flask of whisky at dawn for us. It’s a running gag with us...”

In short

In the history of the Jules Verne Trophy only four crews have taken less than seven days to sail between Cape Agulhas and Cape Leeuwin: the two winners in 2012 and 2010 and the two currently at sea. Among them, only IDEC SPORT is the only one to have taken less than six days to cover this stretch.

After 19 days and 4h of sailing, at 0600hrs this morning (Friday 11th December), IDEC SPORT is sailing at 35.2 knots at 51°18 south and 121°17 east, 1000 miles south of Australia and 600 miles north of the Antarctic ice. Heading east (88°). 65 miles behind the record.

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