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.



Transat Saint-Barth / Port-la-Forêt: Morgan Lagravière to stopover in the Azores

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Following the damaged suffered to the actuator rod aboard the monohull, rechristened Safran for the Transat St Barth / Port-La-Forêt Morgan Lagravière has decided to stop at Horta (the Azores Islands) which he expects to reach on Wednesday. The technical team will be there to meet him on site to try and secure the keel so that Morgan can leave safely and finish the race.

The circumstances of the damage
"I was on the lookout for four days. The conditions were horrible and admit that I was scared. I had never experienced that. At the time of the incident, I had the wind on the beam and was in 35-40 knots of wind and a very rough sea. Suddenly I heard a loud "crack", the boat broached and I saw the masthead in water. I fully released all the sails but the boat would not righten itself. I thought we had lost the keel. After checking, it is still there but the actuator rod was broken.”

A makeshift repair
"I then set out to find a solution so that the keel head would not swing from side to side as this can damage the structure of the boat. I took a piece Dyneema wrapped it round tens of times to prevent the pin from moving. My repair holds somehow. Conditions are more manageable and I am heading for Horta at around 10 knots.”

Leave safely
"Once we reach Horta, we will make the repairs with members of my technical team. If we are able to secure the keel and be satisfied with it, I will wait for a good weather window to leave and so also get the Vendée Globe qualification*. I will take care to not take the risk of finding myself in difficult situation again.”

* Stopping over and getting help from the technical team will not have an affect on qualifying for the Vendée Globe. In order to qualify Morgan will however need to finish this Transat Saint- Barth / Port-la -Forêt within a maximum of nine days after the winner.


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