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Old 13-04-2015, 14:10   #1
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Hello sailors,

my name is Guido Dwersteg. I am 44 years old and from Germany. In 2008 i discovered my passion for sailing. Since then i am "infected" by the sailing virus.

So it was quite logical, to buy my first own boat in 2009. A small 32 feet Bavaria Holiday. During the following months and years my cruises became longer and saver. In winter 2011/2012 i decided to go for a really long sailing trip.

After months of preparation i started in march 2012 to a more than 11.000 miles long voyage. Beginning from the baltic sea island of Fehmarn (GER) i went along the european coastlines to the canary islands, further to the cape verdean islands and herafter in 21 days nonstop to the caribbean.

In march 2014 i set sails again. From Guadeloupe i sailed nonstop to the acores and from there back to the european mainland. In october 2014 i arrived back home. I looked back on 12 countries, 146 days on sea and more than 11.000 nautical miles.

I shot a movie about my adventure. This is - obviously - in german. But now i`ve started to do an english voice over for my english spoken Youtube-Channel. Right now the first Part of Episode 1 went online. I would be happy and thankful if any of you guys would take a look and/or leave a comment. Subscriber are also welcome ;-).

By the way .. please excuse any misstakes in translation .. i try my very best .

Here is the link to my Youtube-Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJ...MYuQnS_eugSvlA

Ahoj !!
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Old 16-04-2015, 02:15   #2
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Hello Mel , this is a very interesting story..yes
above all all i am very impressioned by the fact you did this with a 32foot sailboat.

We had a passage from FL to Spain via Azores with a Lagoon 62 cat and i know what the weather and sea are there.
so lot of compliments!
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i dont know which is jour job so i would like to know , how did you organize for holding the job? how did you support you econmicvally for doing all of these?

i am very interested cause me an my wife are thinking to do a thing like this.

Maurizio
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Old 16-04-2015, 03:53   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Guido.
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Old 16-04-2015, 04:13   #4
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Welcome aboard Mel. I'll have a look at your vid.
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Well done. I enjoyed that.

Can I suggest a little video on looking around your boat? That's always interesting.

And keep doing some filming of night times, watches and also bad weather.
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Thank you for sharing, Guido. Great job!

Looking forward to more videos.
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Episode Part 3 coming up on sunday ......

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJ...MYuQnS_eugSvlA
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Old 19-04-2015, 07:52   #9
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Here we go .. Part 3 is online. Please comment & share ... thx.



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Hi Guido,

Like the videos a lot and i'm looking forward to part 4!
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Old 20-04-2015, 08:51   #11
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Oh wow .. thanks for your warm welcome and all the answers.

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Hi Maurizio,
yes, doin` that journey with a 32 feet boat was sometimes a bit rough. Especially the way back crossing the north atlantic. Sailing westwards to the caribbean was much easier. Except the 6 days to the canaries, in which i had never less wind than force 6. Anyway .. i met people who did the way to the caribbean with a 24 feet boat .. but they never dared to sail back :-).
I ran myself a small buisness before i started in 2012. So i did not really have to quit a job. At the moment o am trying to get back in a "usual" lifea and recover my buisness, which is (sometimes) a bit hard ;-).

@Rustic Charm
Good suggestion. This will be part of the movies coming up ....

Thanks for your support, comments & shares.

Howdy !
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Episode 1 Part 4 coming up on sunday .

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJIgr5AVMYuQnS_eugSvlA
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Enjoyed them, thanks for posting.
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Check out Part 4 of my single handed around the atlantic documentary ...
thanks for your shares & comments :-).

Coming up soon: Episode 1 (Part 5)
Dont miss and SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDJI...confirmation=1



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Me and my girlfriend have been enjoying your videos, please continue making them!
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